The Diana Jones Football League was born out of a deep passion for the game and a firm belief that there is “just not enough full format football in Delhi/NCR to encourage our youngsters.” The League was instituted in 2016 in keeping with our objectives of organizing, co-ordinating and holding sports competitions, programmes and sports meet. The aim is to increase the outreach of sports and provide schoolchildren, especially the underprivileged, adequate opportunities so as to enable them to make careers in the field of sports.
The objective behind this was to provide a level playing field with respect to access to competitive football for children from all sections of society. The League is structured to encourage schools who have all the facilities and are willing to share these facilities with other NGO/Underprivileged schools – thus not only promoting the game but also providing equal opportunities to all.
The League supports supports less privileged children (boys and girls) by providing them kits, transportation expenses, etc. to ensure that their participation does not result in any additional financial burden on those organizations. The League also provides talent scouts an opportunity to spot and nourish deserving children and give them the chance to play for clubs in various tournaments.
- Have conducted 5 editions across 4 categories, providing over 2000 school going children a platform to play competitive football on a league-cum-knockout format
- Supported participation of over 1000 children by providing them full kits, transportation & healthy refreshments without any fee
- Coverage on social media and print has resulted in NGO teams being offered opportunities to participate in other tournaments and also bag sponsorship packages
- Select players offered opportunities and scholarships to train/ play with clubs and training institutions
- Facilitated children from lesser privileged backgrounds kick start their career through football