Phase-III of ‘Oorja’ – Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) Under-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament for Boys and Girls was started at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium (JLN) Delhi.
India is going to host the U-17 FIFA World Cup in the month of October, 2017. “OORJA” by CAPF U-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament is being organised as a run up to Under-17 FIFA World Cup by CAPFs v.z BSF, SSB, ITBP, CRPF, CISF and Assam Rifles under the aegis of All India Police Sports Control Board (AIPSCB).
The tournament has been planned to be organised in three phases separately for boy and girls as per following schedule:-
1st Phase (01.05.2017 to 10.05.2017)
2nd Phase (08.06.2017 to 25.06.2017)
3rd Phase (12.07.2017 to 19.07.2017)
Phase – I and Phase – II have already been completed. During first two phases this tournament has served as a catalyst of change, a tipping point for football in the country and created a mass movement with an objective to give an opportunity to every child of the country to play football.
This tournament has successfully become a part of “Mission XI million”, a legacy programme of FIFA U-17 World Cup initiated as a school contact initiative drive.
The 3rd phase is being jointly organised by SSB and CRPF in Delhi in which Top Six Boys and Girls teams of 2nd phase of the tournament are participating.