16 teams from various schools all over the State participating in U-19 Football tourney

Visakhapatnam sources have stated that the Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Kollu Ravindra on Monday inaugurated the Oorja-CAPF Under-19 Football Tournament at the Railway Stadium and in the State-level tournament being organized by CISF as a part of Mission XI Million to promote football, 16 teams from various schools all over the State are participating.

Meanwhile when addressing the gathering, the Minister said a new sports policy would be unveiled soon and recently a notification was issued to recruit 100 coaches. The government had also decided to give big incentives to medal winners.

Sources have made a statement that ten sports academies would be set up with the aim of grooming winners for international events. However, after the bifurcation of the State the infrastructure for conducting international games remained in Telangana. Plans were under preparation to construct a sports city in the new capital Amaravati.

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