Ahmedabad, July 20: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launched the All India Football Federation's Golden Baby Leagues Handbook 2019-20 on the sidelines of the Intercontinental Cup in Ahmedabad yesterday.
The launch marked the renaming of the 'AIFF Baby Leagues' to 'AIFF Golden Baby Leagues' with emphasis being laid for ages under 6 to under 12 both for girls and boys.
The handbook is a guide to help the stakeholder to organise the Golden Baby League. The Leagues aim to provide access to football in localities irrespective of gender, religion, economic background, or ethnic origin. Launching the league, the Minister said that Baby League sounds very cute and actual scouting for talent has to start from a very young age.