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Bajaj Allianz launches Junior Football Camp Season III

UNI  Chandigarh, June 15, 2012
First Published: 18:52 IST(15/6/2012) | Last Updated: 18:58 IST(15/6/2012)

Bajaj Allianz has launched the selection process for its annual Junior Football Camp for the third consecutive year. This year, five teenagers will be selected from 120 cities in India from over 700 schools for the international football camp to be held in Munich, Germany in August 2012.
   

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On their return, the five youngsters would receive training scholarships under the Youth Development Program of India's National Club -Mohun Bagan.

In addition, cash prizes worth total of Rs. 7.20 lakh will be given to three winners from every city where the selection process will take place. The selection process is being conducted in Chandigarh for the first time this year.

The Junior Football Camp is organised in association with Allianz, the official partner of FC Bayern Munich.

The camp is held in Munich, Germany in August 2012 and gives teenagers from across the world between the ages of 14-16 years the opportunity to meet and train with the legendary FC Bayern Munich coaches on the club's official training ground. They would also get a chance to attend a match at Allianz Arena, the unique football stadium and meet football stars from FC Bayern Munich like Thomas Mueller, Bastian Schweinsteiger and others.

The activity will target 2500 students across 35 top schools and 15 football clubs and academies in Chandigarh.

In addition, Bajaj Allianz will be conducting the selection process in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kerala, Kolkata and North East.

Overall, 45,000 youngsters will be targeted during the selection process taking place in June and July across the country.

Commenting on this initiative, Manish Kumar, Senior Regional Manager-Chandigarh, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance said, 'After the success of the activity across the country in the last two years, we are proud to be conducting the selection process for the Junior Football Camp in Chandigarh for the first time this year."

"Through this activity, Bajaj Allianz hopes to provide upcoming football in the city with a platform that allows them to live their craze for the sport. We hope this would help especially those youngsters aspiring for a career in football to get one-step closer to their goal."

Harjinder Singh, Chief Coach, Chandigarh Football Academy, said, 'I had heard about this activity from other cities previously and it gives me great pride to be a part of this initiative in Chandigarh. This is a unique platform to expose budding football talent in the state of Punjab and give them an opportunity to nurture their skills amidst the best in the world. We hope to see an enthusiastic response from students to participate in this activity.'

The selection process in Chandigarh will be conducted in three phases - School level, City level and National level.

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