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SBD Global/May 16, 2013/International Football

Argentine Football Club Boca Juniors Open Football School In India

Argentine football club Boca Juniors "launched the first ever Boca Juniors Football School India," according to IANS. Boca Juniors "will be the first Latin American football club to launch a football school in India." The club "plans to take the BJFSI around the country with the first school being launched in Bengaluru." BJFSI "will run the football school on an ongoing basis round the year and provide progressive training to the students through weekly classes following Boca Juniors methodology." All these classes "would be administered by coaches from the Argentine club." Boca Juniors Chair Daniel Angelici said, "Football is growing in popularity in India year by year and we strongly believe we can play a role in developing the sport. Our style of football is completely different to the rest of the world and we hope to pass this on to the young generation here" (IANS, 5/15).

EASTERN EXPANSION: The CHINA DAILY reported Chinese Super League club Guangzhou R&F "signed a partnership deal" with EPL side Chelsea on Tuesday, which will see the parties jointly open a football school in Guangdong province. The school, based in Meizhou, "will recruit more than 200 students aged between nine and 12 from September" (CHINA DAILY, 5/15).
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