Panjim: Goa’s largest Baby League, the Little Gaurs League recently held its award ceremony, marking the end of a successful season. The awards were handed over to winners and runners up from each category along with individual awards to recognize promising talent, top scorers and best players. The ceremonies took place in all three zones, Sangolda in North Goa; Nagmodem in Navelim, South Goa and at Mount Litera Zee ground in Vasco.
The Little Gaurs League offers young children the opportunity to regularly play competitive football while also bringing the community together. From 36 teams participating in the 2018-19 season, this year the Foundation saw participation from 110 teams. Games were conducted every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for over 3 months to engage in competitive football. The league had 957 registered players and a mammoth 1690 goals scored.
The Foundation’s campaign #GrowWithTheGame urges Goans to make a serious commitment towards playing, learning and enjoying the game of football on a consistent basis. It asks supporters of Goan and Indian football to promote grassroots football i.e. encourage more children to play regularly and empower more individuals who want to contribute to the development of the game – be it coaching, refereeing, volunteering or just cheering!