Fifa U-17 World Cup 2017: Local Organising Committee launches 'historic' volunteer programme

New Delhi: The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the Fifa Under-17 World Cup India 2017 on Monday launched its volunteer programme.

The programme aims to reach out to people over 18 years, from a variety of backgrounds and involve them in the World Cup.

Gianni Infantino, Praful Patel and Vijay Goel at the U-17 Fifa World Cup unveiling. Twitter@IndianFootball

Gianni Infantino, Praful Patel and Vijay Goel at the U-17 Fifa World Cup unveiling. Twitter@IndianFootball

Speaking about the launch, Chairman of the LOC, Praful Patel said: "This is an opportunity for all our countrymen to be involved in the tournament which will be a historic event for India."

"Volunteers play an extremely important role in every Fifa tournament and they will play a central role in India 2017, bringing all Indians together in various capacities to make this event a huge success. I am confident that the volunteer programme will leave a lasting legacy of a new and more vibrant sporting culture in India."

Tournament Director of the LOC, Javier Ceppi added: "The interest that the Fifa U-17 World Cup India 2017 has generated so far among Indians is unprecedented."

"Through different sources, we have already received thousands of applications to be a part of the World Cup, which we can now channel through the volunteer's programme to make sure that everyone who wants to be involved in this historic event gets a chance to apply."


Published Date: Mar 06, 2017 05:18 pm | Updated Date: Mar 06, 2017 05:18 pm


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