SPORTS REPORTER JAMMU: Secretary, J&K Sports Council, Dr. Naseem Javaid Choudhary on Saturday flagged off the Under-19 football team for the BC Roy Trophy being held at Shillong from January 29. The team was selected by the J&K Football Association (JKFA). While speaking to the team, Naseem Javaid complemented the efforts of JKFA in promoting the game. As per a handout issued by the JKFA, in 2017 J&K U-19 Football (1st Tier) team emerged as runners-up in Una, Himachal Pradesh thereby qualified for the 2nd Tier U-19 defeating giant states. He expressed hope that J&K Sports Council will provide every possible support in the forthcoming events. Other office bearers of JKFA present on the occassion include Z.A. Thakur (President JKFA), Surinder Singh Bunty (Treasurer JKFA), Kuldeep Singh, Nazir Ahmed Bhat (Vice President), Narinder Gupta (Chairman DFA), Majid Kakroo (Chief Selector), Yusuf Don (Secretary), Mohan Lal (Direct member), Charanpreet Singh Bagga, Bharat Bhushan, Parveen Gupta. Team is being accompanied by Intikhab Alam (Coach), Moon Stephen as Manager and Vijay Kumar as a Fitness Trainer. The team will play its first match on January 29 against West Bengal, followed by the next games against Karnataka on January 31 and Jharkhand on February 2.
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