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Seize Your Football Dreams: Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran’s ‘Project Football Roots’

Football, the world’s most popular sport, holds a special place in the hearts of millions in India. 

It’s not just a game; it’s a passion that unites people from all walks of life. Despite its widespread appeal, the challenges to develop the game in India are multifold at all levels. 

Recognizing this gap and fueled by a true desire to nurture different aspects of football development, Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran, an Indian football administrator, is launching the Project Football Roots. The project aims to open new doors of opportunity for individuals/ oroganisations who are sincerely working to make a difference to the beautiful game in India. By nurturing grassroots development and offering mentorship, Football Roots aims to cultivate a thriving football ecosystem.

Read the Project Football Roots in detail by going through this link

Who Can Join The Initiative?

Whether you’re running a small football club in your neighborhood, helping women get involved in the sport, or supporting young talents in remote areas, your efforts could make a big difference. Project Football Roots aims to help everyone. By partnering with us, you can be part of rewriting a success story on football. 

Note – *Your football project must be non-commercial in nature; otherwise, it won’t be eligible. 

Key Dates and Application Process

  • Application process begins on March 15, 2024.
  • Deadline for applications is April 15, 2024.
  • Shortlisting process follows the application deadline.
  • Interviews with the shortlisted candidates are scheduled for May 10, 2024.
  • The final selected projects will be announced on May 15, 2024.
  • Project Football Roots emphasizes transparency and fairness to ensure every deserving initiative gets its chance to shine.

How to Apply?

Project Football Roots is exclusively accepting online applications for review. Don’t let the deadline catch you off guard – make your move now. Simply follow the online application link to ensure your project is considered before time runs out.

Support from Dr Shaji Prabhakaran

Top 10 selected projects will receive free one-year mentorship from Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran. He may personally visit project sites at his expense. Dr. Shaji will assist with gap analysis, identifying strategic or funding partners, and scaling up projects. Additionally, he’ll focus on strategic areas agreed upon mutually and highlight project achievements quarterly on his social media channels. 

Don’t miss this chance to make a difference to your work with football – apply now!

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