EduSports and Chennaiyin F.C. have tied-up to promote football in schools through various platforms in Tamil Nadu.

Chennaiyin F.C. were the champions of Indian Super League in 2015. The club is owned by M.S. Dhoni, Abhishek Bachchan and Vita Dani, having a shared vision of making Chennaiyin F.C. the most successful football club in India. They also have top international and domestic coaches and talented footballers such as Jeje Lalpekhlua. A passionate fan base fills up the stadium for their matches.

Chennaiyin F.C. has a strong focus on building talent at a grass-root level in Tamil Nadu. EduSports has been the pioneer in School Sports and Physical Education, having the largest network schools across India and Tamil Nadu. The two organizations have tied up to introduce a multi-tiered football program for the next 3 years.

The key objectives are:

  • Be the ultimate school grass-roots program for promoting football in Tamil Nadu
  • Identify the best football talent across schools in Tamil Nadu and train them to the next level
  • Creating an impact on the Football ecosystem in Tamil Nadu
  • Empowering children to build a career in Football
  • Skill enhancement of PE teachers and coaches
  • By mid - 2018, this program will reach out to 25,000 children across Tamil Nadu
  • The overall program will target boys and girls from the age 8 to 18 years.


“Our club always aims to promote the sport of football in the state of Tamil Nadu and this partnership with EduSports is another boost in that quest. We will work towards having soccer schools in every district of Tamil Nadu,” said Mrs. Vita Dani, Co-Owner Chennaiyin F.C. 

“Football is a popular sport especially with the youth. India hosting the U17 Football World Cup has given a significant boost to that interest and passion. Our aim is to reach out to as many children as possible in Tamil Nadu and groom them with the help of CFC’s expertise”, said Saumil Majumdar, Co-Founder and CEO, EduSports.

This partnership will play a pivotal role promoting football and be reckoned as the most comprehensive grass-roots football program in Tamil Nadu.

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