The 62nd edition of the Subroto Cup International Football Tournament began on September 19, 2023, with matches hosted in Bengaluru, Delhi, and Gurugram. India’s oldest national inter-school football competition will go on till October 23, 2023.
For many years, the Subroto Cup has been a showcase of young football talent in India. It will feature three distinct age categories, each with their own set of teams and venues.
The Under-17 junior boys and girls competitions will take place in the Delhi-NCR region. The venues include the Ambedkar Stadium, Tejas Football Ground (Delhi), Subroto Football Ground (Delhi), and the GD Goenka School (Gurugram).
Bengaluru will play host to the Under-14 Sub-Junior Boys Competition, with matches scheduled at the ASC Centre, the Air Force School in Jalahalli, and the Air Force School in Yehalanka.
The 62nd Subroto Cup will see participation from 109 teams hailing from 27 states and Union Territories in India. Adding an international flavour to the event, teams from Bangladesh and Nepal will also take part. With over 180 matches scheduled to be played across the three categories, football enthusiasts can expect a thrilling and action-packed tournament.
Held annually since 1960, the Subroto Cup inter-school football tournament is named after the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Air Force, Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee. The championship was introduced to promote and encourage the game of football at the grassroots level in the country. Top of Form