Chennaiyin FC launches 3 youth teams

first_imgChennai, Aug 28 (PTI) ISL team Chennaiyin FC has launched teams in three age groups ? Under-13, 15 and 18 to compete in the respective national youth leagues and other tournaments. Chennaiyin will be competing in the three national youth leagues (U-13, U15 & U-18) conducted by the AIFF from this year besides taking part in various other tournaments in those three age groups, said a press note here. “It is a very exciting moment for the club as we launch our three age group teams and fittingly it is happening on the clubs third anniversary. This is another step forward in matching the best practices of the sport of creating a pyramid beneath the senior team to not only create a continuous supply of talent from within the club but also give some of the best talent of Tamil Nadu and other parts of the country a platform to launch their football careers,” Chennaiyin FC co-owners said in a joint statement. Sabir Pasha, technical director of Chennaiyin FC?s youth development said “Since its inception the club has done a great job in grassroots by reaching out to thousands of budding footballers in Tamil Nadu.” “However the time had come to go to the next level by starting fully functional teams in three age groups which will not only start the process of having a proper structure for the talent to flourish within the club but also give everybody involved with grassroots further incentive as boys would get to play competitive matches from a very young age.” To start with the Chennaiyin FC U-13 and U-15 teams will only comprise boys from Tamil Nadu. The majority of the U-18 team will also be from Tamil Nadu but there will be a few players from other regions also. PTI SSTRK RCadvertisementlast_img read more

Dez Bryant Merchandise Sales was No. 1 Among NFL Players in 2016 Q1

first_imgFormer Oklahoma State turned Dallas Cowboy Dez Bryant is No. 1 on the NFLPA top 50 player sales in quarter 1 of the 2016 year, according to a release from the NFLPA.Bryant is the first player since the list was created in 2013 to top the list that isn’t a quarterback. And apparently, it pays to be a Dallas Cowboy. Four of the top five players listed in the top sales are Dallas Cowboys: No. 1 Dez Bryant, No. 2 Tony Romo, No. 3 Ezekiel Elliott, No. 5 Jason Witten.The list is based on total sales of all officially licensed NFL player merchandise, and this specific list references March 1-May 31 of this year.Check out the full list below:Source: NFLPASource: NFLPAIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more