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FC Bayern München to scout for India’s best young Football talent!
FC Bayern Youth Cup India

NEW DELHI15 Oct 2011 to 16 Oct 2011 Click to view details

Venue Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
adidas and Audi kick-off India leg of FC Bayern Youth Cup

The hunt for the best under-16 footballers in India begins this October with the launch of the FC Bayern Youth Cup scouting program in Delhi. The youth scouting program takes place at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, on October 15th and 16th.

 

The best young Indian footballers will go on to represent the country at the FC Bayern Youth Cup which will be held a couple of days after the Champions League finals at Allianz Arena, Munich in May 2012.

The scouting program in India is an initiative taken by adidas, Audi and FC Bayern München to promote the game of football and give young talent the opportunity to experience the game at an international level. The program is based on a highly successful format, designed to scout players in the Major League Soccer (MLS) USA, which has helped the US to tremendously strengthen their footballing credentials over the last few years.

About the Coaches

Keeping an eye on India’s budding footballers will be 2 renowned and reputed coaches from FC Bayern München - Werner Kern and Sebastian Dremmler.

Werner Kern
Werner Kern was assistant coach for the FCB during the clubs’ golden era when they won the Champion’s League three times in a row. The man behind one of the most successful football talent schools in the world today, Kern and his team have scouted some of the most prolific footballers in the world, including Owen Hargreaves, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos and Thomas Mueller.

 

Sebastian Dremmler
Sebastian Dremmler has a UEFA pro license that qualifies him to coach any top European club. His passion for scouting young talent for FCB has kept him engaged with their youth academy since its launch in 1998. He continues to hone his coaching skills as the head coach of the FCB under-16 team.
A word from adidas and Audi

adidas and Audi

Talking about the programme Tushar Goculdas, Brand Director, adidas India said “We are deeply passionate and committed towards building India’s success as a footballing nation. Over the last few years we have consistently supported grassroots programs that help the development of young footballers. FC Bayern Munich has been a strong partner in many of our India initiatives. They have given opportunities to young talent to visit and train at their esteemed academy in Munich and have also brought legendary goalkeeper Oliver Kahn, FIFA 2010 star Thomas Muller and their All Stars team to the country to further build the passion for football. The FC Bayern Youth Cup will further boost our efforts to discover top footballing talent and provide them with a unique international experience.”

Clemens Ollmert, Head of Marketing, Audi India said: “Globally, Audi is deeply involved in football – Audi is a shareholder in FC Bayern Munich and a partner in various other international top flight clubs. We believe that football is a perfect fit to our brand values and products, and as India’s second most popular sport (after Cricket), it has a huge potential to produce a significant amount of young talented players. In the near future, India might even become a second South America or South Africa in regards to internationally accomplished talents. This initiative is only the beginning of our involvement and firm commitment towards building up football in India. It is our constant quest and responsibility to define sustainable programs that offer a combination of sport and education, giving young Indian talents the necessary foundation for their individual and professional development.”

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