The Football Delhi Executive Committee has decided to waive off fees for players’ registration and accreditation of clubs and academies. The decision is taken to extend help during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has severely dented the finances of sports bodies.
The Football Delhi in its Executive Committee meeting held via video conferencing had decided not to charge any registration fees for player registration in FD Connect System and waive off the fees for Football Academy Accreditation and Licensing process with immediate effect till March 31 next year to lessen the financial burden on players, clubs and academies.
“Covid pandemic has severely hit Players, Referees, Clubs and Football Academies in Delhi and the majority of them are under severe financial stress. This is the least we could do, expressing our solidarity with them in this difficult time”. Regarding Football Summit, “we organising a Digital Football Summit on Delhi Football Day are part of our effort to continuously recognize the contribution of Sunil Chhetri and inspire every stakeholder in Delhi to make Capital City a vibrant football destination in India,” said Football Delhi president Shaji Prabhakaran.
With this measure each of the club and academy will be saving a considerable amount, stated a Football Delhi Press release.
In another decision, the Executive Committee has also decided to organize a Digital Football Summit on August 3, the Delhi Football Day, the Birthday of Padma Shri and Captain of the Indian National Team Sunil Chhetri. The theme of the E Summit shall be, “Making Delhi a Vibrant Football City”.
The Association plans to invite influential speakers to be part of the Digital Football Summit and engage all local football stakeholders to play an important role in developing football in Delhi.