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FIFA U-17 World Cup LOC launch volunteer programme

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New Delhi, March 6: The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 on Monday, March 6, launched its volunteer programme.

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The programme aims to reach out to people over 18 years, from a variety of backgrounds and involve them in the World Cup.

Volunteer programme for FIFA U-17 World Cup (Image courtesy: FIFA U-17 World Cup Facebook page)

Here is the Facebook post of FIFA U-17 World Cup official handle:

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Speaking about the launch, Chairman of the LOC, Praful Patel said: "This is an opportunity for all our countrymen to be involved in the tournament which will be a historic event for India."

"Volunteers play an extremely important role in every FIFA tournament and they will play a central role in India 2017, bringing all Indians together in various capacities to make this event a huge success.

"I am confident that the volunteer programme will leave a lasting legacy of a new and more vibrant sporting culture in India."

Here is a video of the volunteer programme:

<iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FTheIndianFootballTeam%2Fvideos%2F1298829823541155%2F&show_text=0&width=560" width="560" height="315" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe>

Tournament Director of the LOC, Javier Ceppi added: "The interest that the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 has generated so far among Indians is unprecedented."

"Through different sources, we have already received thousands of applications to be a part of the World Cup, which we can now channel through the volunteer's programme to make sure that everyone who wants to be involved in this historic event gets a chance to apply."

IANS

Story first published: Monday, March 6, 2017, 16:24 [IST]
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