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http://www.ptinews.com/news/9504802_National%20Inclusion%20Cup%20starts%20tomorrow

Mumbai, Feb 19 (PTI) Continuing their commitment of changing lives through football, 'Slum Soccer'
will kick-start its 2018 edition of National Inclusion Cup from tomorrow.
A total of 48 teams from various states across India and Nepal will participate in the men s and
women s category of the league-cum-knockout format tournament.
The four-day tournament, being held in the city for second consecutive year, will commence with
teams from Gujarat, Haryana, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, West
Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Uttar
Pradesh, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Assam, Manipur and Nepal.
A total of 480 players will participate in the event across 24 men s and 24 women s team.
"It's one of the most celebrated initiatives of Slum Soccer. This tournament has allowed us to reach
out to a larger audience, create awareness about our work and also has created heroes out of people
from all walks of life," said Slum Soccer CEO Abhijeet Barse.
"The event not only is a platform to showcase football skills but also a place where participants can
take inspiration from one another and grow with the sport."
Vijay Barse, founder of Slum Soccer, said, "One of the earliest initiatives of Slum Soccer, The
National Inclusion Cup has been providing a genuine platform for all organisations that aim to
enhance overall quality of life for the underprivileged through the sport of football."
At the conclusion of the tournament, the talent identification team will select 25 probables that will
receive intensive training in football and social skills to eventually form the men s and women s teams
to represent India at the 16th Homeless World Cup where over 60 nations meet every year for the
World Championship.

National Inclusion Cup starts Tuesday

MUMBAI: Continuing their commitment of changing lives through football, 'Slum Soccer'
will kick-start its 2018 edition of National Inclusion Cup from Tuesday.
A total of 48 teams from various states across India and Nepal will participate in the men's
and women's category of the league-cum-knockout format tournament.
The four-day tournament, being held in the city for second consecutive year, will
commence with teams from Gujarat, Haryana, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh,
Kerala, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Tamil Nadu,
Telangana, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha,
Maharashtra, Mumbai, Assam, Manipur and Nepal.
A total of 480 players will participate in the event across 24 men's and 24 women's team.
"It's one of the most celebrated initiatives of Slum Soccer. This tournament has allowed us
to reach out to a larger audience, create awareness about our work and also has created
heroes out of people from all walks of life," said Slum Soccer CEO Abhijeet Barse.
"The event not only is a platform to showcase football skills but also a place where
participants can take inspiration from one another and grow with the sport."
Vijay Barse, founder of Slum Soccer, said, "One of the earliest initiatives of Slum Soccer,
The National Inclusion Cup has been providing a genuine platform for all organisations
that aim to enhance overall quality of life for the underprivileged through the sport of
football."
At the conclusion of the tournament, the talent identification team will select 25 probables
that will receive intensive training in football and social skills to eventually form the men's
and women's teams to represent India at the 16th Homeless World Cup where over 60
nations meet every year for the World Championship.

The National Inclusion Cup 2018

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India – Business Wire India February 21st, 2018
http://www.ptinews.com/pressrelease/28336_press-subThe-National-Inclusion-Cup-2018
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) is proud to be sponsoring the 2nd edition of the National Inclusion Cup
(NIC), which is the only national football tournament of its kind for underprivileged youth. The NIC is being
held from 20th-23rd Feb’18 at Tiger Play, Lokhandwala, Mumbai and is organised in partnership with the
NGO,KridaVikasSanstha(SlumSoccer).
The first edition of the NIC in Feb 2017, saw participation of 40 teams (24 men and 16 women) from different
states of India and a team from Nepal. The best performing players from the NIC were selected to represent
India in the Homeless World Cup 2017, in Oslo, Norway. A portable pitch along with sidings was also imported
from Scotland through SPN support to help them practice for the Homeless World Cup. Team India had their
best performance ever in the tournament as the Indian women’s team ranked 7th and men’s team stood at 18th.
With the aim of having equal representation of women, the second edition of NIC has successfully achieved an
increase in the number of women’s team from 16 to 25. Several Youth leaders (about 12-14) who underwent
another SPN supported ‘Game Changers’ program for building community leaders, are either leading some
state teams or actively involved in bringing the teams together. This year the tournament is being played on two
pitches in parallel, as compared to one last year.
Teams from the following states are participating this year: Maharashtra, West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu,
Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Vidharbha, Orissa, Gujarat, Delhi,
Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Punjab, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur, Bihar,
RajasthanaswellasNepal.
Slum Soccer also invites entries from organizations like Ekjut, Childreach International, United women’s
football, North East Indian goal, Maher, Narmada group of institution and Sportskedia to participate in the
event. SPN is committed to co-creating India’s social development agenda through its focus on education,
empowerment and environment. The objective of SPNs social impact initiatives is to promote the spirit of ‘Ek
IndiaHappyWala’.
Smriti Krishna Singh, CHRO, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN): “We are pleased to be providing
India’s youth from less-privileged backgrounds the opportunity to improve their lives via. football& other
community leadership programs. The increase in reach of the NIC and the infectious energy of nearly 500 youth
from all over India is indication that we are on the right path. We aim to continue providing them access to
equal opportunities and hope to harness their energy so that they can build a better tomorrow.”
Vijay Barse, Founder, Slum Soccer: “It is such a proud moment for every one of us at Slum Soccer that this
event is growing in size and stature with every passing year. Our mission is to spread our wings as much as
possible and engage with as many youth as possible through the National Inclusion Cup. We thank Sony
Pictures Networks and all our partners in giving wings to our vision and look forward to their continued
support.”

National Inclusion Cup starts tomorrow

https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/national-inclusion-cup-starts-tomorrow

Mumbai, Feb 19 (PTI) Continuing their commitment of changing lives through football, 'Slum Soccer'
will kick-start its 2018 edition of National Inclusion Cup from tomorrow.
A total of 48 teams from various states across India and Nepal will participate in the men’s and
women’s category of the league-cum-knockout format tournament.
The four-day tournament, being held in the city for second consecutive year, will commence with
teams from Gujarat, Haryana, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, West
Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Uttar
Pradesh, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Assam, Manipur and Nepal.
A total of 480 players will participate in the event across 24 men’s and 24 women’s team.
"It's one of the most celebrated initiatives of Slum Soccer. This tournament has allowed us to reach
out to a larger audience, create awareness about our work and also has created heroes out of people
from all walks of life," said Slum Soccer CEO Abhijeet Barse.
"The event not only is a platform to showcase football skills but also a place where participants can
take inspiration from one another and grow with the sport."
Vijay Barse, founder of Slum Soccer, said, "One of the earliest initiatives of Slum Soccer, The
National Inclusion Cup has been providing a genuine platform for all organisations that aim to
enhance overall quality of life for the underprivileged through the sport of football."
At the conclusion of the tournament, the talent identification team will select 25 probables that will
receive intensive training in football and social skills to eventually form the men’s and women’s teams
to represent India at the 16th Homeless World Cup where over 60 nations meet every year for the
World Championship

The National Inclusion Cup 2018: A Sony Pictures Networks India CSR initiative in partnership with Slum Soccer!

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) is sponsoring the ongoing second edition of the National Inclusion Cup (NIC), which
is the only national football tournament of its kind for underprivileged youth. The NIC is currently being held from February
20-23 at Tiger Play, Lokhandwala in Mumbai and is organised in partnership with the renowed NGO, Krida Vikas Sanstha
(Slum Soccer).
The first edition of the NIC had been held in February 2017, saw participation of 40 teams (24 men and 16 women) from
different states of India and a team from Nepal. The best performing players from the NIC were selected to represent
India in the Homeless World Cup 2017 in Oslo, Norway. A portable pitch along with sidings was also imported from
Scotland through SPN support to help them practice for the Homeless World Cup. Team India had their best performance
ever in the tournament as the Indian women’s team ranked 7th and men’s team stood at 18th.
This year the number of teams have increased from 40 teams last year to 50 teams including two teams from Nepal,
covering close to 500 youth. There are 8 new states added to the tournament and representation from the NorthEast has
increased. With the aim of having equal representation of women, the second edition of NIC has successfully achieved an
increase in the number of women’s team from 16 to 25. Several Youth leaders (about 12-14) who underwent another SPN
supported ‘Game Changers’ program for building community leaders, are either leading some state teams or actively
involved in bringing the teams together. This year the tournament is being played on two pitches in parallel, as compared
to one last year.
Teams from the following states are participating this year: Maharashtra, West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Andhra
Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Vidharbha, Orissa, Gujarat, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir,
Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Punjab, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur, Bihar, Rajasthan as well as Nepal.
Slum Soccer also invites entries from organizations like Ekjut, Childreach International, United women’s football, North
East Indian goal, Maher, Narmada group of institution and Sportskedia to participate in the event.
Empowering India’s youth through sports is a key focus for SPN as it aims to influence the sports narrative in India
through its on air and off air initiatives. Through its partnership with Slum Soccer, SPN aims to be a cornerstone of
support in helping shape the lives of underprivileged youth through football. With SPN’s constant support, the Slum
Soccer team has been able to encourage participation, increase reach and provide top notch training to the participants.
SPN is committed to co-creating India’s social development agenda through its focus on education, empowerment and
environment. The objective of SPNs social impact initiatives is to promote the spirit of ‘Ek India Happy Wala’.
Smriti Krishna Singh, CHRO, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) said, “We are pleased to be providing India’s youth
from less-privileged backgrounds the opportunity to improve their lives via. football & other community leadership
programs. The increase in reach of the NIC and the infectious energy of nearly 500 youth from all over India is indication
that we are on the right path. We aim to continue providing them access to equal opportunities and hope to harness their
energy so that they can build a better tomorrow.”
Slum Soccer Founder Vijay Barse said, “It is such a proud moment for every one of us at Slum Soccer that this event is
growing in size and stature with every passing year. Our mission is to spread our wings as much as possible and engage
with as many youth as possible through the National Inclusion Cup. We thank Sony Pictures Networks and all our
partners in giving wings to our vision and look forward to their continued support.”

The National Inclusion Cup 2018: A CSR initiative of Sony Pictures Networks India

https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/the-national-inclusion-cup-2018-a-csr-initiative-of-sony-pictures-
networks-india

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) is proud to be sponsoring the 2nd edition of the National
Inclusion Cup (NIC), which is the only national football tournament of its kind for underprivileged
youth. The NIC is being held from 20th-23rd Feb’18 at Tiger Play, Lokhandwala, Mumbai and is
organised in partnership with the NGO, Krida Vikas Sanstha (Slum Soccer).
The first edition of the NIC in Feb 2017, saw participation of 40 teams (24 men and 16 women) from
different states of India and a team from Nepal. This year the number of teams have increased from
40 teams last year to 50 teams including two teams from Nepal, covering close to 500 youth. There
are 8 new states added to the tournament and representation from the North East has increased.
Teams from the following states are participating this year: Maharashtra, West Bengal, Assam, Tamil
Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Vidharbha, Orissa,
Gujarat, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Punjab, Telangana,
Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur, Bihar, Rajasthan as well as Nepal.
Slum Soccer also invites entries from organizations like Ekjut, Childreach International, United
women’s football, North East Indian goal, Maher, Narmada group of institution and Sportskedia to
participate in the event.

http://www.asianage.com/sports/football/250218/kerala-mens-and-chhattisgarh-womens-team-lift-the-national-inclusion-cup.html

The Kerala men’s team and the Chhattisgarh women’s team emerged victorious as champions of the 2018
National Inclusion Cup here at the Andheri Sports Complex. Kerala beat Vidarbha 8-3, while Chhattisgarh took
the top honors in a closely fought encounter beating Uttarakhand 5-3.
Kerala, who entered the finals beating West Bengal on Thursday, rode on four goals from Praveen, together
with Manikandan and Vishnu shooting eight past the Vidarbha side beating the favorites, Mumbai. The
women’s final though was a closely fought contest where Chhattisgarh prevailed over Uttarakhand 5-3, thanks
to Pranshu’s hattrick.
Vijay Barse from Nagpur had started the project ‘Slum Soccer’ around a decade ago for the underprivileged and
if found a greater stage this year for the competition.
“While there are winners emerging from every tournament, for us, participants coming from across the country,
including from Nepal,
Kedar Teny, Sr. VP Marketing & Promotions, Sports, Sony Pictures Networks India said, “Ironic as it may
sound, while there will be a men's team and a women's team that will represent India in the World Cup for the
homeless at the end of this National Inclusion Cup, the hope that slum soccer has provided to these children
with little or no hope is amazing and incredible. It’s providing them hope, exposure, love, and an opportunity to
develop into leaders, and most importantly, an opportunity to develop into better human beings. It’s the kind of
social engineering that India needs. This is a great example of small actions that make a big difference.”
Since its inception in 2002, The National Inclusion Cup has taken place across various cities in India. From
2010 onwards, the organisers added the women’s category to the event. The first tournament was held in
Nagpur with 16 states participating. Till date, the National Inclusion Cup has engaged 4580 underprivileged
youth, while 180 men and women from underprivileged backgrounds have represented India at the Homeless
World Cup since 2007.

National Inclusion Cup: Kerala, Chhattisgarh emerge champions

https://www.indiatoday.in/pti-feed/story/national-inclusion-cup-kerala-chhattisgarh-emerge-champions-1176926-
2018-02-24

Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) Kerala and Chhattisgarh emerged victorious in the mens and
womens categories respectively in the 2018 National Inclusion Cup football
tournament which was held here. The tournament was organised by Slum Soccer.
Kerala beat Vidarbha 8-3, while Chhattisgarh took the top honours in a closely
fought encounter beating Uttarakhand 5-3.
Kerala, who entered the finals beating West Bengal on Thursday, rode on four goals
from Praveen.
The women?s final was a closely fought contest in which Chhattisgarh prevailed
thanks to Pranshu’s hat-trick.PTI

National Inclusion Cup: Kerala, Chhattisgarh emerge champions

http://www.abplive.in/sports/national-inclusion-cup-kerala-chhattisgarh-emerge-champions-657403?ani
Mumbai [India], February 24 (ANI): The Kerala men's football team and the
Chhattisgarh women's football team emerged champions of the 2018 National Inclusion
Cup here in Mumbai on Saturday.
Kerala thrashed Vidarbha 8-3 to take the top honours, while Chhattisgarh defeated
Uttarakhand 5-3 in the women's final encounter.
The women's final was a closely-fought contest, where Pranshu struck a hat-trick to help
Chhattisgarh swept aside Uttarakhand and win the title.
"While there are winners emerging from every tournament, for us all participants coming
from across the country, including from Nepal, were the real highlights of The National
Inclusion Cup. This football tournament was played in the true spirit of participation and
inclusiveness and that's what defines our success," said Vijay Barse, founder, Slum
Soccer.
Since its inception in 2002, The National Inclusion Cup has taken place across various
cities in India.
From 2010 onwards, the organisers added the women's category to the event. The first
tournament was held in Nagpur with 16 states participating. (ANI)

National Inclusion football Cup: Kerala, Chhattisgarh emerge champions

http://www.newindianexpress.com/sport/football/2018/feb/24/national-inclusion-football-cup-kerala-
chhattisgarh-emerge-champions-1778442.html

MUMBAI: Kerala and Chhattisgarh emerged victorious in the men's and women's
categories respectively in the 2018 National Inclusion Cup football tournament which
was held here.
The tournament was organised by Slum Soccer.
Kerala beat Vidarbha 8-3, while Chhattisgarh took the top honours in a closely fought
encounter beating Uttarakhand 5-3.
Kerala, who entered the finals beating West Bengal on Thursday, rode on four goals
from Praveen.
The women's final was a closely fought contest in which Chhattisgarh prevailed
thanks to Pranshu's hat-trick.

National Inclusion Cup: Kerala, Chhattisgarh emerge champions

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/national-inclusion-cup-kerala-chhattisgarh-emerge-champions-
118022400653_1.html

Kerala and Chhattisgarh emerged victorious in the men's and women's categories
respectively in the 2018 National Inclusion Cup football tournament which was
held here.
The tournament was organised by Slum Soccer.Kerala beat Vidarbha 8-3,
while Chhattisgarh took the top honours in a closely fought encounter beating
Uttarakhand 5-3.Kerala, who entered the finals beating West Bengal on Thursday,
rode on four goals from Praveen.The womens final was a closely fought contest in
which Chhattisgarh prevailed thanks to Pranshus hat-trick.

Kerala, Chhattisgarh Win National Inclusion Cup

https://www.mid-day.com/articles/kerala-chhattisgarh-win-national-inclusion-cup/19112177

Kerala and Chhattisgarh on Saturday emerged champions at the National Inclusion Cup
football tournament here. Kerala hammered Vidarbha 8-3 in the men's final, while
Chhattisgarh took the top honours in the women's final, beating Uttarakhand 5-3.
Kerala rode on four goals by Praveen, together with Manikandan and Vishnu, shooting
eight past Vidarbha. The women's final though was a closely fought contest where
Chhattisgarh prevailed over Uttarakhand 5-3, thanks to Pranshu's hat-trick.
"While there are winners emerging from every tournament, for all of us, participants
coming from across the country, including from Nepal, were the real highlights of the
National Inclusion Cup. This football tournament was played in the true spirit of
participation and inclusiveness and that's what defines our success," said Vijay Barse,
Founder, Slum Soccer.
Since its inception in 2002, the National Inclusion Cup has engaged 4,580
underprivileged youth, while 180 men and women from underprivileged backgrounds
have represented India at the Homeless World Cup since 2007. The tournament is a
CSR Initiative of Sony Pictures Networks India.

ANI NEWS

https://www.aninews.in/news/sports/football/national-inclusion-cup-kerala-chhattisgarh-emerge-
champions201802241626500001/

Mumbai [India], February 24 (ANI): The Kerala men's football team and the Chhattisgarh women's
football team emerged champions of the 2018 National Inclusion Cup here in Mumbai on Saturday.
Kerala thrashed Vidarbha 8-3 to take the top honours, while Chhattisgarh defeated Uttarakhand 5-3
in the women's final encounter.
The women's final was a closely-fought contest, where Pranshu struck a hat-trick to
help Chhattisgarh swept aside Uttarakhand and win the title.
"While there are winners emerging from every tournament, for us all participants coming from across
the country, including from Nepal, were the real highlights of The National Inclusion Cup. This football
tournament was played in the true spirit of participation and inclusiveness and that's what defines our
success," said Vijay Barse, founder, Slum Soccer.
Since its inception in 2002, The National Inclusion Cup has taken place across various cities in India.
From 2010 onwards, the organisers added the women's category to the event. The first tournament
was held in Nagpur with 16 states participating. (ANI)

https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/other/inclusive-tournament-unites-soccer-players-from-across-india/articleshow/63021645.cms

Mumbai men’s, women’s teams participating; 25 India players to be chosen for Homeless World Cup.
For Vijay Barse, the founder of Slum Soccer, the National Inclusion Cup has always been a vehicle to propagate
development through football. The tournament, now in its 17th year, has grown to 48 teams – equal halves men’s
and women’s teams – and 480 participants from 22 states, ranging from Jammu & Kashmir in the North, to
Manipur in the East, Tamil Nadu in the South and Maharashtra in the West. Mumbai city and Nepal (a special
invitee) have also sent a men’s and a women’s team respectively this year.
“I want to make a difference in their lives, even if it ends up being only for a short period,” Barse said.
Congregating at Tiger Play in Lokhandwala, the teams go at it for 15 minutes of 4x4 football (four players a side on
the field) in a league format, followed by knockouts. The minimum age for participants is 16, and there is no
maximum age. “We are not here to host a competition. It is not just about talent. We want to encourage people to

play,” CEO Abhijeet Barse said.

The tournament will be conducted over four days, with the finals on 23 February. While the idea is to foster
exposure and crosscultural exchanges, the big prize on offer is the selection of 25 probables (excluding the Nepalese
teams) who will have the chance to represent India at the 16th Homeless World Cup to be held in Mexico later this
year. Zahid Shafi from Pampore, Kashmir, a skinny 24-year-old with a wispy beard, played for India at last year’s
Homeless Cup in Norway, and is the coach of the J&K men’s team in this tournament. For someone who lives in a
place where stone-pelting and pellet guns are part of daily life, the tournament has offered him a way out of that
existence, at least temporarily. “We can’t go anywhere in Kashmir because of the curfew. There is no freedom. Here

it is totally different. Here is happiness,” he said.

Mumbai dominate Day 1 of The National Inclusion Cup

Press Trust of India | Mumbai February 20, 2018 Last Updated at 18:30 IST
Mumbai's men and women team dominated proceedings on Day 1 of The National Inclusion Cup organised by Slum
Soccer here today.
Opening the day's proceedings against Jammu & Kashmir, the men's team of Mumbai beat the visitors 5-3 in the
first Group A match. Andhra Pradesh too couldn't match the intensity the home side brought and were handed a 1-
4 loss in what was their second encounter of the day.
The women's team matched their counterparts' form. They beat Delhi 4-1 in their opening encounter followed by
an exciting 3-2 win over Kerala in the second outing.
The tournament's opening ceremony opening day saw the presence of superhit film Sairat's actor Akash Thosar to
cheer up the participants alongside Slum Soccer founder Vijay Barse, CEO Abhijeet Barse and CHRO of Sony
Pictures Network, Smriti Singh.
Results:
Men: Meghalaya beat Punjab 6-5; Delhi beat Telangana 4-1; West Be gal beat Maharashtra 6-2; Tamil Nadu beat
Gujarat 7-0; Mumbai beat Andhra Pradesh 4-1; Chhatisgarh beat Odisha 4-3; Nepal beat Uttar Pradesh 6-1;
Uttarakhand beat Assam 3-1; Goa beat Manipur 6-2; Haryana beat Madhya Pradesh 5-0; Andhra Pradesh beat
Jharkhand 4-2; Vidarbha beat Kerala 4-2; Mumbai beat J & K 5-3
Women: Haryana beat Maharashtra 5-0; Madhya Pradesh beat J & K 8-0; Andhra Pradesh beat Jharkhand 4-3; West
Bengal beat Punjab 5-3; Meghalaya beat Tamil Nadu 3-0; Mumbai beat Delhi 4-1; Vidarbha beat Gujarat 3-0; Kerala
beat Telangana 2-2 (On Penalties); Uttarakhand beat Manipur 5-5 (On Penalties); Uttar Pradesh beat Assam 1-0;
Odisha beat Goa 11-0; Chhatisgarh beat Nepal 2-0; Mumbai beat Kerala 3-2; Vidarbha beat Andhra Pradesh 4-1.

Mumbai dominate Day 1 of The National Inclusion Cup

https://www.indiatoday.in/pti-feed/story/mumbai-dominate-day-1-of-the-national-inclusion-cup-1173802-2018-02-20
Mumbai, Feb 20 (PTI) Mumbais men and women team dominated proceedings on Day 1 of The National
Inclusion Cup organised by Slum Soccer here today.
Opening the days proceedings against Jammu & Kashmir, the mens team of Mumbai beat the visitors 5-3 in the
first Group A match. Andhra Pradesh too couldnt match the intensity the home side brought and were handed a
1-4 loss in what was their second encounter of the day.
The womens team matched their counterparts form. They beat Delhi 4-1 in their opening encounter followed by
an exciting 3-2 win over Kerala in the second outing.
The tournaments opening ceremony opening day saw the presence of superhit film Sairats actor Akash Thosar
to cheer up the participants alongside Slum Soccer founder Vijay Barse, CEO Abhijeet Barse and CHRO of
Sony Pictures Network, Smriti Singh.
Results:

Men: Meghalaya beat Punjab 6-5; Delhi beat Telangana 4-1; West Be gal beat Maharashtra 6-2; Tamil Nadu
beat Gujarat 7-0; Mumbai beat Andhra Pradesh 4-1; Chhatisgarh beat Odisha 4-3; Nepal beat Uttar Pradesh 6-1;
Uttarakhand beat Assam 3-1; Goa beat Manipur 6-2; Haryana beat Madhya Pradesh 5-0; Andhra Pradesh beat
Jharkhand 4-2; Vidarbha beat Kerala 4-2; Mumbai beat J & K 5-3
Women: Haryana beat Maharashtra 5-0; Madhya Pradesh beat J & K 8-0; Andhra Pradesh beat Jharkhand 4-3;
West Bengal beat Punjab 5-3; Meghalaya beat Tamil Nadu 3-0; Mumbai beat Delhi 4-1; Vidarbha beat Gujarat
3-0; Kerala beat Telangana 2-2 (On Penalties); Uttarakhand beat Manipur 5-5 (On Penalties); Uttar Pradesh
beat Assam 1-0; Odisha beat Goa 11-0; Chhatisgarh beat Nepal 2-0; Mumbai beat Kerala 3-2; Vidarbha beat
Andhra Pradesh 4-1.
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Insidesport

https://www.insidesport.co/sony-sponsors-football-tournament-special-cause-121022018/
Sony Pictures Networks India is sponsoring the 2nd edition of the National Inclusion Cup
football, which is the only national football tournament of its kind for underprivileged
youth.The NIC is being held from 20-23 at Tiger Play, Lokhandwala, Mumbai and is
organised in partnership with the NGO, Krida Vikas Sanstha (Slum Soccer).The first edition
of the NIC, which was held in February 2017, saw a participation of 40 teams (24 men and
16 women) from different states of India and a team from Nepal.
This year the number of teams has increased from 40 teams last year to 50 teams including
two teams from Nepal, covering close to 500 youth. There are 8 new states added to the
tournament and representation from the North East has increased. With the aim of having
equal representation of women, the second edition of NIC has successfully achieved an
increase in the number of women’s team from 16 to 25.
Several Youth leaders (about 12-14) who underwent another SPN supported ‘Game
Changers’ program for building community leaders, are either leading some state teams or
actively involved in bringing the teams together. This year the tournament is being played
on two pitches in parallel, as compared to one last year.
The best performing players from the NIC were selected to represent India in the Homeless
World Cup 2017, in Oslo, Norway. A portable pitch along with sidings was also imported
from Scotland through SPN support to help them practice for the Homeless World Cup.
Team India had their best performance ever in the tournament as the Indian women’s team
ranked 7th and men’s team stood at 18th.Teams from Maharashtra, West Bengal, Assam,
Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha,
Orissa, Gujarat, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Punjab,
Telangana, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur, Bihar, Rajasthan as well as Nepal will compete in
the four-day event.
Slum Soccer also invites entries from organizations like Ekjut, Childreach International,
United women’s football, North East Indian goal, Maher, Narmada group of institution and
Sportskedia to participate in the event, states an Indian Television Post report.

Former Liverpool goalie David James visits The National Inclusion Cup

Publication : By IANS | Published: 22nd February 2018 02:47 AM | Last Updated: 22nd February 2018 02:47 AM

http://www.newindianexpress.com/sport/football/2018/feb/22/former-liverpool-goalie-david-james-visits-
the-national-inclusion-cup-1777161.html

Kerala Blasters gaffer David James (File | PTI)
MUMBAI: Former England footballer David James gave a pleasant surprise to the young participants of The National
Inclusion Cup by showing up at the tournament to encourage and motivate the youth.
The event has 48 teams participating from 24 different states and it includes two teams from Nepal.
The custodian who made over 50 appearances for England, visited the ongoing tournament and shared his
experiences with the youth. The 47-year-old was thoroughly impressed with the talent he saw there, according to a
release.
"I have been involved with similar organisations in England and have donated loads of kits to charity to help the
homeless football players there. These organisations do exactly what Slum Soccer is doing here to represent the
country at Homeless World Cup," said James.
"I think football is such a tool for peace, for uniting people, and the (Homeless) World Cup can be an aim or target but
what happens at the grassroots, to the people who don't make it there is what these organisations are defined by.
Those who don't make it to Homeless World Cup would have improved socially, made personal development, added
more vocational skills which they wouldn't be getting if football wasn't involved," explained James.
"So when I came down I wasn't sure of what I was going to see but I am thoroughly impressed with the organisation
and the enjoyment of the players." said James of his first experience of Slum Soccer.
The four-day tournament, being held in Mumbai for the second consecutive year, commenced on Tuesday with teams
from Gujarat, Haryana, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh,
Jharkhand, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha,
Maharashtra, Mumbai, Assam, Manipur & Nepal.
The National Inclusion Cup 2018 is a CSR initiative of Sony Pictures Networks India.

http://www.theshillongtimes.com/2018/02/21/ex-england-keeper-james-visits-the-national-inclusion-cup/

Mumbai: Former England footballer David James gave a pleasant surprise to the young participants of The
National Inclusion Cup by showing up at the tournament to encourage and motivate the youth.
The event has 48 teams participating from 24 different states and it includes two teams from Nepal.
The custodian who made over 50 appearances for England, visited the ongoing tournament and shared his
experiences with the youth. The 47-year-old was thoroughly impressed with the talent he saw there, according to a
release.
“I have been involved with similar organisations in England and have donated loads of kits to charity to help the
homeless football players there. These organisations do exactly what Slum Soccer is doing here to represent the
country at Homeless World Cup,” said James.
“I think football is such a tool for peace, for uniting people, and the (Homeless) World Cup can be an aim or target
but what happens at the grassroots, to the people who don’t make it there is what these organisations are defined by.
Those who don’t make it to Homeless World Cup would have improved socially, made personal development, added
more vocational skills which they wouldn’t be getting if football wasn’t involved,” explained James.
“So when I came down I wasn’t sure of what I was going to see but I am thoroughly impressed with the organisation
and the enjoyment of the players.” said James of his first experience of Slum Soccer.
The four-day tournament, being held in Mumbai for the second consecutive year, commenced on Tuesday with
teams from Gujarat, Haryana, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Madhya
Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Chhattisgarh,
Vidarbha, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Assam, Manipur & Nepal.
The National Inclusion Cup 2018 is a CSR initiative of Sony Pictures Networks India.(IANS)

The National Inclusion Cup 2018, A Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative By Sony Pictures Networks India

http://www.exchange4media.com/marketing/the-national-inclusion-cup-2018-a-corporate-social-
responsibility-initiative-by-sony-pictures-networks-india_88561.html

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) is proud to be sponsoring the 2nd edition of the National Inclusion Cup
(NIC), which is the only national football tournament of its kind for underprivileged youth. The NIC is being held
from 20th-23rd Feb’18 at Tiger Play, Lokhandwala, Mumbai and is organised in partnership with the NGO,
Krida Vikas Sanstha (Slum Soccer).
The first edition of the NIC in Feb 2017, saw participation of 40 teams (24 men and 16 women) from different
states of India and a team from Nepal. The best performing players from the NIC were selected to represent
India in the Homeless World Cup 2017, in Oslo, Norway. A portable pitch along with sidings was also imported
from Scotland through SPN support to help them practice for the Homeless World Cup. Team India had their
best performance ever in the tournament as the Indian women’s team ranked 7th and men’s team stood at
18th.
This year the number of teams have increased from 40 teams last year to 50 teams including two teams from
Nepal, covering close to 500 youth. There are 8 new states added to the tournament and representation from
the North East has increased. With the aim of having equal representation of women, the second edition of
NIC has successfully achieved an increase in the number of women’s team from 16 to 25. Several Youth
leaders (about 12-14) who underwent another SPN supported ‘Game Changers’ program for building
community leaders, are either leading some state teams or actively involved in bringing the teams together.
This year the tournament is being played on two pitches in parallel, as compared to one last year.
Teams from the following states are participating this year: Maharashtra, West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu,
Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Vidharbha, Orissa, Gujarat, Delhi,
Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Punjab, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur,
Bihar, Rajasthan as well as Nepal.
Slum Soccer also invites entries from organizations like Ekjut, Childreach International, United women’s
football, North East Indian goal, Maher, Narmada group of institution and Sportskedia to participate in the
event.

National Inclusion Cup: Vidarbha men beat Mumbai to enter finals

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/national-inclusion-cup-vidarbha-men-beat-mumbai-to-enter-
finals-118022300191_1.html

ANI | Mumbai [India] February 23, 2018 Last Updated at 09:45 IST

Vidarbha men's football team booked their place in the finals of the 2018 National Inclusion
Cup after sweeping aside Mumbai 4-2 in their last-four clash here last evening.
Meanwhile, the women's team from Vidarbha couldn't repeat the men's team's feat as they
slumped to a 2-6 defeat at the hands of Uttarakhand.
The men's team will now take on Kerala in the finals who defeated West Bengal 3-2 in a closely
fought encounter.
But the match of the day was the second semifinals of women's category where Chhattisgarh
and Orissa played out a 4-4 draw for the match to go in penalties.
Chhattisgarh women's team survived the penalty shootout 6-5 to reach the summit clash
where they will meet Uttarakhand.
Nepal's women's team made their long trip to Mumbai worthy as they entered the finals of
Women's Cup 2 beating Kerala 2-1.

Sony National Inclusion Cup: Bengal makes a stong performance to finish with pride

XtraTime Web Desk: Kerala won the Sony National Inclusion Championship 2018 defeating
Vidarbha by 8 goals to 2 in the Final of the Sony National Inclusion Cup 2018.
Bengal won 7 matches out of 8 and played as champions to defeated MUMBAI by 5 goals to 2 in the
3rd place match to get the Bronze title.
The Bengal Team Mentor and AIFF Match Commissioner Aparup Chakraborty proudly told this
Bengal Team will be unstoppable in the coming days and he is also optimistic about the India Team
Selection. “ I firmly believe that couple of players have potential to go into the INDIAN Homeless
World Cup 2018 , Mexico.
The Captain, Robi Mollick scored 3 goals and took his team to victory.
Mr Andy Hook, the man from Scotland is the India Homeless World Cup coach will reveal his 20 men
squad soon.

ন্যাশন্াল স্লাম সকার টু ন্নামমন্ট খেলমে মুম্বই যামে বাাংলা দল

http://www.khaboronline.com/news/sports/football/bengal-team-going-to-play-national-slum-soccer-tournament/

ওয়েবয়েস্ক: ন্যাশন্াল স্লাম সকার টু ন্নায়ময়ে জােগা কয়র নন্ল বাাংলার স্লাম সকার দল। আগামী ২০-২৩ ফেব্রুোনর মুম্বইয়ে আয় ানজত ওই
টু ন্নায়ময়ে ফেলয়বন্ বাাংলার েু টবলাররা।
বাাংলা হল েু টবয়লর রাজয, আর ফসই রায়জযই স্লাম টু ন্নায়মে থাকয়ব ন্া, তা নক হে? সম্প্রনত সারা বাাংলা স্লাম সকার টু ন্নায়মে অন্ুনিত হল
রায়জয। বযবস্থাপন্াে ফপাটন সয়কনেো ন্ামক এক সাংস্থা, ারা সারা ফদশ থয়ক এই টু ন্নায়ময়ের জন্য ন্তু ন্ ন্তু ন্ অেযাত প্রনতভা েুুঁয়জ ফবডাে।
টু ন্নায়মেটিয়ত ছ’টি ফজলা অাংশগ্রহণ কয়র। োইন্ায়ল কলকাতা হাওডায়ক টাইয়েকায়র হানরয়ে ফদে। ত নদন্ ায়ে এই টু ন্নায়ময়ের নন্য়ে
মান্ুয়ের ময়যয আগ্রহ বাডয়ছ। এই সাংস্থার দানেয়ে রয়েয়ছন্ ভারতীে ইয়ডার নিয়কয়টর প্রাক্তন্ ফেয়লাোড এবাং অনযন্ােক তথা সবনভারতীে
েু টবল সাংস্থার মযাচ কনমশন্ার অপরূপ চিবতী এবাং বাাংলার প্রাক্তন্ রনি ফেয়লাোড তথা প্রাক্তন্ জাতীে নন্বনাচক রাজা ফভঙ্কট। ন্াগপুয়রর
একটি সাংগঠয়ন্র সয়ে ুক্ত হয়ে এই টু ন্নায়মেটি আয়োজন্ কয়রনছল ফপাটন সয়কনেো। অন্ুিায়ন্ নবয়শে অনতনথ নছয়লন্ স্লাম েু টবয়লর আনবষ্কতন া
তথা নেো োইভারনসটি অযাওোেন জেী নবজে বায়স। নতনন্ বয়লনছয়লন্, শুযুরাজয স্তয়র ন্ে, সারা ফদশ জুয়ড তাুঁরা এটি করয়ত চান্।

ন্যাশন্াল স্লাম সকামর প্রথম দদমন্র খেলায় সব মযাচই দিেল বাাংলা

http://www.khaboronline.com/news/sports/football/bengal-wins-their-first-six-matches-in-national-slum-
soccer/

মুম্বই: ন্যাশন্াল স্লাম সকার টু ন্নায়ময়ে প্রথম নদয়ন্র ফেলাে সবকটি মযাচই নজতল বাাংলার দল। মেলবার মুম্বইয়ে সবনভারতীে এই
টু ন্নায়ময়ের প্রথম নদন্ নছল।প্রথম নদন্ বাাংলার ফছয়ল এবাং ফময়েয়দর দল ফমাট নতন্য়ট কয়র মযাচ ফেয়ল। প্রয়তযক মযায়চই নবপক্ষয়ক
দাুঁডায়তই ফদেনন্ বাাংলা দল। ফছয়লরা প্রথম মযায়চ মহারাষ্ট্রয়ক ৬-২ বযবযায়ন্ হারায়ন্ার পয়র নিতীে মযায়চ নদনিয়ক ৪-৩ বযাবযায়ন্
হায়র। তৃতীে এবাং ফশে মযায়চ ৭-২ বযবযায়ন্ ফতলোন্ায়ক সাবয়ড ফেয়ল ফছয়লরা।অন্যনদয়ক ফময়েরাও ফকায়ন্া অাংয়শই কম ােনন্।
প্রথম মযায়চ পিাবয়ক ৫-৩-এ হারায়ন্ার পয়ড নিতীে মযায়চ ৭-১ ফগায়ল তারা হারাে মহারাষ্ট্রয়ক। বাাংলার ফময়েয়দর দাপট ফথয়ক
ফরহাই পােনন্ উত্তরপ্রয়দশও। নদয়ন্র ফশে মযায়চ ফ াগীর রায়জযর ফময়েয়দর ৩-০ গয়ল হারাে বেললন্ারা।

স্লাম সকামর েৃেীয় স্থামন্র লড়াইময় মুম্বইমক উদড়ময় খরাঞ্জ বাাংলার

http://www.khaboronline.com/news/sports/football/bengal-bags-the-bronze-medal-defeating-mumbai-in-the-third-
place-play-offs/

মুম্বই: নিয়কট ফহাক বা েু টবল, মুম্বইয়ের দলয়ক মুম্বইয়ে হারায়ন্া সব সমেই বাডনত গয়বনর। ফসটাই কয়র ফদোল বাাংলার ফছয়লরা।
স্লাম সকায়রর ফসনমোইন্ায়ল ফহয়র ফগয়লও তৃতীে স্থান্ দেয়লর লডাইয়ে মুম্বইয়ক উনডয়ে ফোি নজতল বেনেয়গে।

শুিবার ফোয়ির লডাইয়ে মুম্বইয়ক ৫-২ ফগায়ল হারাে বাাংলা। পাুঁচটার ময়যয নতন্য়ট ফগালই কয়রন্ বেঅনযন্ােক রনব মনিক। এ
নদয়ক োইন্ায়ল নবদভন য়ক ৮-২ ফগায়ল হানরয়ে আয়গর বায়রর ময়তা এ বারও স্লাম সকায়রর ট্রনে তু য়লয়ছ ফকরল।নকছুনদন্ পয়রই
গৃহহীন্ ুবক- ুবতীয়দর নন্য়ে ফমনিয়কাে আসর বসয়ব ‘ফহাময়লস ওোর্ল্ন কাপ ২০১৮’। ফসই নবশ্বকায়পর জন্য ভারতীে দয়ল
বাাংলা ফথয়ক অন্তত দু’জন্ জােগা ফপয়ে ফ য়ত পায়র বয়ল জানন্য়েয়ছন্ বাাংলা দয়লর ফমের তথা এআইএেএে মযাচ কনমশন্ার
অপরূপ চিবতী।

শুরু হয়ত চয়লয়ছ ন্যাশান্াল ইন্নিউশন্ েু টবল কাপ ২০১৮

শহর কলকাতার ন্ামী িীডা সাংস্থা ফপাটন সনকনেো, ন্াগপুয়রর স্লাম সকার সাংস্থার ফ ৌথ উয়দযায়গ গত বছর
১১ই ন্য়ভম্বর আয়োজন্ কয়রনছল রাজয স্লাম সকার চযানিেন্নশপ ২০১৭। এবার তায়দর সায়থ সরাসনর ভায়ব
ুক্ত হল ফসানন্ নপকচারস ফন্টওোকন ইনডো (SPN)। ২০-২৩ ফেব্রুোনর ফেলার শহর মুম্বাইয়ত শুরু হয়ত
চয়লয়ছ ন্যাশান্াল ইন্নিউশন্ কাপ ২০১৮। মুম্বাইয়ের আয়েনর ফপাটন স কময়েয়ি জাতীে স্তয়রর ফেলাগুনল হয়ব।
ভারতীে প্রাক্তন্ জাতীে নিয়কট নন্বনাচক রাজুফভঙ্কট এবাং অল ইনডো েু টবল ফেোয়রশয়ন্র মযাচ কনমশন্ার
অপরূপ চিবতীর তত্ত্বাবযায়ন্ ফপাটন সনকনেো দনরদ্র নপনছয়ে পডা প্রনতভাসিন্ন েু টবল ফেয়লাোডয়দর
সরাসনর েু টবল ফেলার দীনিমে আয়লায়ত নন্য়ে আসার কাজ চানলয়ে ায়ে।

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তত্ত্বাবযায়ন্ হাওডার স্লাম সকার অযাকায়েনম প্রােয়ণ এবাং সল্টয়লক টােন নিয়ট কৃনিম আয়লার নন্য়চ বাাংলা
েু টবল দল তায়দর প্রযাকটিস কয়র চয়লয়ছ।
‘প্রনতভার জে ফহাক’ – নদগন্ত ব্লগয়ক ফদওো এক নববৃনতয়ত জানন্য়েয়ছন্ অল ইনডো েু টবল ফেোয়রশয়ন্র মযাচ
কনমশন্ার অপরূপ চিবতী।

ন্যাশান্াল ইন্নিউশন্ কায়প বাাংলার ফোি ফময়েল

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২০-২৩ ফেব্রুোনর ফেলার শহর মুম্বাইয়ত অন্ুনিত হয়ে ফগল ফসানন্ ন্যাশান্াল ইন্নিউশন্ কাপ ২০১৮। সারা ফদশ েন্ দনক্ষণ
আনিকাে জাতীে পুরুে ও মনহলা নিয়কট দয়লর সােয়লয মত্ত, তেন্ সারা ফদয়শ বাাংলার জেজেকার। ফমের অপরূপ চিবতীর
তত্ত্বাবযায়ন্ স্লাম সকার জাতীে েু টবয়ল ফোি পদক জেী হল বাাংলার েু টবল দল। মুম্বাই েু টবল দলয়ক ৫-২ ফগায়ল হানরয়ে পদক জেী হল
ফসান্ার বাাংলা।
ন্যাশান্াল ইন্ নিউশন্ কাপ নজয়ত নন্য়েয়ছ ফকরালা দল, োইন্ায়ল তারা হানরয়েয়ছ নবদভন দলয়ক ৮-২ ফগায়ল।
ফমের অপরূপ চিবতী নদগন্ত ব্লগয়ক ফদওো নবয়শে নববৃনতয়ত জানন্য়েয়ছন্, ‘আনম দঢ়ৃ ভায়ব নবশ্বাস কনর, আমায়দর দয়লর ফবশ নকছু
েু টবলার আয়ছ ারা সরাসনর ফমনিয়কা ফহাময়লস ওোর্ল্ন কাপ ২০১৮-ফত ভারতীে জাতীে েু টবল টিময়ক প্রনতনন্নযে করার ক্ষমতা
রায়ে’।
দয়লর অনযন্ােক রনব মনিক নন্য়জই ৩ টি ফগাল কয়র দলয়ক জয়ের দরজাে ফপৌুঁয়ছ নদয়েয়ছন্।
ফহাময়লস ওোর্ল্ন কাপ ২০১৮-ফত ভারতীে েু টবল টিয়মর ফকাচ নম. অযানড হুক, শীঘ্রই ২০ জয়ন্র েু টবল টিম ফ ােণা করয়বন্।

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