Uflex Ltd., a globally acknowledged flexible packaging company extended support to the STAIRS School Football League (SSFL) Ahmedabad. The company firmly supported SSFL Delhi in August and this is the second year of this forum which has received a great response with participation confirmation from 288 schools comprising 32 girls’ teams and 256 boys’ teams. With over 600 matches, Delhi became the biggest and longest football league at school level. SSFL is a great initiative and platform for enhancing the scope and opportunities in sports. Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi, Chairman and Managing Director of Uflex Ltd. always says ‘Work that is for the larger good of the society must go on unhindered’, thus the company is committed to make SSFL Ahmedabad as successful as in Delhi. The primary objectives of SSFL include transforming the sporting scenario at the grassroots, uprooting all obstacles confronting sporting talent at the hinterland and nurturing future champions and creating opportunities for them to excel.
SSFL is a platform solely for the children under 14 and 17 years of age and exactly follows the FIFA World Cup format. It begins with league matches while the semi-final and final games are played at a central venue. All school teams intending to participate mandatorily have to go through the qualifier rounds
SSFL has evolved to become one of the most significant ‘talent spotting’ platforms for clubs and bodies seeking to acquire talent right at early adolescence. While many officials and individuals from professional bodies keep their eyes on the budding players during the matches, selectors from international foreign clubs watch ‘live streaming’ of important matches and even call for recorded videos to assess the performance of promising players.