SFA inter academy league cluster Jammu concludes

SFA inter academy league cluster Jammu concludes
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Jammu: The State Football Academy (SFA) Inter Academies Football League 2017-18 for Jammu ‎cluster concluded on Wednesday at MA Stadium, Jammu.‎
The three teams of various age categories, which emerged victorious in cluster Jammu ‎qualified for the final round likely which will likely held from 1st May this year. ‎
Almost nine matches were played in this cluster under three age groups 13, 15, and 18 ‎respectively in which two teams of SFA Jammu (U-18 and U-13) and SFA Kathua (U-15) ‎qualified for the final round.‎
‎However, SFA Samba teams couldn’t make it to the final round although had exhibited a ‎professional football throughout the league and were applauded by the spectators and ‎guests for displaying quality football.
During the last match of Jammu cluster, OSD with Secretary State Sports Council and ‎Member of SFA, Mushtaq Ahmed Baba was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The event ‎was also graced by the Members of Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council (JKSSC), ‎Professor B A Shah, and Rauf Tramboo, besides Manager JKSSC, Ashok Singh.‎ Moreover, the teams from three districts, Jammu, Samba and Kathua respectively were ‎placed in Jammu cluster. ‎
The matches were played under the aegis of Jammu and Kashmir Football Association ‎and as per the rules and regulations of All India Football Federation and FIFA
The first of its kind, SFA-Inter Academies Football League 2017-18, being played at ‎cluster wise is organized by State Football Academy of Jammu and Kashmir State Sports ‎Council. ‎
Teams from almost 20 District Football Units are participating in this league under three ‎age categories comprising of U-13, U-15, and U-18 respectively. The teams are further ‎divided into eight clusters and the champion team of each cluster from each age group ‎will likely qualify for the final league round likely to be played from 1st May at Srinagar. ‎
Moreover, the matches in seven clusters will likely start from next week this month. ‎
International player and Incharge SFA, Mehraj-ud-Din Wadoo said that they are trying ‎to give maximum matches to players with highest level of exposure at their own home ‎place.‎
‎“We will make sure to train them professionally and prepare them to compete at highest ‎level. Such activities will also help us to scout players from all districts who will get a ‎chance to represent elite teams of SFA in I-League competitions,” he said‎.