Reliance Foundation Youth Sports
Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) aims to introduce a sustainable grassroots competition structure in India, providing a platform for athletes from schools and colleges to showcase their talent and consider a viable career in the sport of their choice.
RFYS was launched on the 23rd of July by the Hon’able Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi with sports minister Shri Vijay Goel and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Smt. Nita Ambani.
The first edition of the RFYS competitions took place from August 2016 – January 2017 with an 8-city football tournament held in 4 categories (Boys and Girls). The tournaments saw participation from 20,000+ student athletes from 2,500+ teams and reached out to 2 mn.+ students.
Over the years, RFYS will expand into tournaments across multiple sports all across the country and also provide best in class training and skill development programs for the best student athletes and sports coaches of educational institutes.
The second edition of the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports tournament kick started on 16th August in Kochi, Kerala. This year, the football competition has expanded to include 17 cities across India with Aizawl, Shillong, Imphal, Chandigarh, Jamshedpur, Ahmedabad, Kozhikode, Bengaluru and Hyderabad joining Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Chennai, Kochi, Kolkata, Guwahati. The competition involves four categories: Junior Boys, Senior Boys, College Boys and School Girls.
RFYS is turning out to be the defining sports platform that forms India’s base for a strong foothold in the world of sports.