Jamshedpur Golden Baby League 2023 kicks off in grand fashion at JRD Tata Sports Complex
The second edition of the Jamshedpur Golden Baby League 2023, hosted by Jamshedpur FC in conjunction with Jharkhand Football Association (JFA) and Jharkhand Sporting Association (JSA) kicked off at the Archery Ground at JRD Tata Sports Complex and was a major success.
Several different teams competed on day one of the league, spread out across various age categories namely U5, U7, U9, U11 and U13. In the presence of their parents and coaches, the participants played in age-appropriate formats specially designed by the coaches, and put their training from the grassroots program to good use.
The 10-month long tournament is expected to incorporate over 100 teams, with grassroot football schools affiliated with Jamshedpur FC such as Loyola School, Carmel School and Hill Top School, as well as other teams from across the city being represented.
Day one of the tournament featured four teams from the U5 category, and two teams each from the U7, U9, U11 and U13 categories, all involved in action across different pitches set up across the archery field at JRD Tata Sports Complex.
Five players from the JFC Youth Team (TFA) were on hand to officiate matches across the different categories in the league, while trained medical personnel were available to assist wherever required. Refreshments were provided to the participants as well as to their parents during the course of the event.
The league will be hosted at the Archery Ground at JRD Tata Sports Complex every Sunday for 10 months, with new venues expected to be added as the season goes on.
The following are the results from day one of the Jamshedpur Golden Baby League tournament:
U5 category: Hill Top School Little Rockers 4-7 Three Star
U5 category: Barbie Girls FC 10-2 Mardi Angels
U7 category: Queen FC 4-1 Girls Soccer
U9 category: Carmel Fighters 15-1 Loyola Power Rangers
U11 category: Loyola Fighters 2-12 Carmel Alphas
U13 category: Golden Pheasant, Hill Top School 4-2 Carmel Blasters