A concept to change life in the slums started by Nagpur-based NGO, Krida Vikas Sansthan 11 years back, where the underprivileged youth is only privileged enough to participate, Slum Soccer is a football tournament played for and by the underprivileged youth of India.
Since last six years, Slum Soccer has transformed into a National Championship, where teams from all over the country collide and the best 8 players are extracted to represent India in the Homeless World Cup, where 63 nations meet every year for the World Championship.
Riding high on the recent success at the Homeless World Cup, held in Paris, where India won the Community Cup for the very first time- the 7th installment of the event has just grown bigger and better.
Reincarnating to 2012 Slum Soccer National Championship-Football for All Festival as it is named for the first time is modeled after the FIFA backed ‘Football for Hope’ festival.
The seven day event spread across 8th-14th January, 2012, will be nothing less than a carnival. Coimbatore based Sports Management company- Performance One Services India Pvt Limited is making sure that this tournament takes place in an absolute professional format.
The Slum Soccer National Championship will be held for the very first time in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
“Across the world some of the biggest names in football have come from an underprivileged background. In India specifically in certain pockets there is a lot of football interest in these backward societies. Our objective is to harness this talent and provide a platform for future growth and development of the game in the country,” Senthil Kumar Bala, Director, Performance 1 said.