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FIFA U-17 World Cup Local Organising Committee launches volunteer programme

The Local Organising Committee of the FIFA U-17 World Cup launched a volunteer programme to be part of the tournament that begins in India in October.

football Updated: Mar 06, 2017 17:53 IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup

AIFF president Praful Patel has said the FIFA U-17 World Cup will give an opportunity for all of India to be involved in the tournament which will begin in October.(PTI)

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup India 2017 on Monday launched its volunteer programme.

The programme aims to reach out to people over 18 years, from a variety of backgrounds and involve them in the World Cup.

Speaking about the launch, Chairman of the LOC, Praful Patel said: “This is an opportunity for all our countrymen to be involved in the tournament which will be a historic event for India.”

“Volunteers play an extremely important role in every FIFA tournament and they will play a central role in India 2017, bringing all Indians together in various capacities to make this event a huge success. I am confident that the volunteer programme will leave a lasting legacy of a new and more vibrant sporting culture in India.”

Tournament Director of the LOC, Javier Ceppi added: “The interest that the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 has generated so far among Indians is unprecedented.”

“Through different sources, we have already received thousands of applications to be a part of the World Cup, which we can now channel through the volunteer’s programme to make sure that everyone who wants to be involved in this historic event gets a chance to apply.”