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

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

IANS March 06, 2017 17:18:27 IST
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.

Fifa U17 World Cup 2017 Local Organising Committee launches historic volunteer programme

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."

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