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Game on for youth football in Cyprus

Published: Monday 1 March 2010, 9.00CET
The Cyprus Football Association (CFA) aims to give more youngsters the chance to play football and is involving 4,300 junior footballers in this year's domestic grassroots championship.
by Kyriakos Giorgallis
Game on for youth football in Cyprus
loannis Okkas attended the CFA seminar in December ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 1 March 2010, 9.00CET

Game on for youth football in Cyprus

The Cyprus Football Association (CFA) aims to give more youngsters the chance to play football and is involving 4,300 junior footballers in this year's domestic grassroots championship.

The Cyprus Football Association (CFA) has launched perhaps its biggest initiative yet for youth football on the Mediterranean island.

Starting in December, a total of 4,300 young players aged between seven and 12, and representing 144 junior teams, are taking part in this year's domestic grassroots championship.

In accordance with the competition regulations, all the teams were placed into groups with the goal of reaching the championship finals which will take place in May.

The declared aim of the CFA for this year's grassroots championship is to give more young players than ever before the opportunity to play football.

December was also notable for the CFA hosting a seminar for the grassroots diploma. The seminar was attended by 36 candidates, including current national team captain loannis Okkas.

Last updated: 26/03/10 19.13CET

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