DHARAN, Dec 8: Dharan Football Club has picked 25 footballers as a first step toward its ambitious Youth Football Development Project, which is aimed at developing professionalism in football and producing quality footballers.
The young players who passed the final hurdle during Friday´s selection will be kept at the ANFA Technical Center in Dharan, where they will be provided special training for two years.
The club will begin training for the selected players -- aged between 17 to 24 years -- after signing an agreement with their guardians/parents, according to the project´s coordinator Pratap Tamang.
Tamang further said that the club will bear the cost of their educational expenses, including tuition fees and allowances for text books, during the training period but the players have to abide by strict rules under which they have to follow the directives of the club.
They will also have to feature in different tournaments representing the club in different tournaments during their two-year training period.
After the completion of the special training, the club aims to produce players able to compete in the national level, who will be integrated into the ´A´ Division League clubs.
The players were selected by a three-member committee headed by ANFA Technical Centre Director Deepak Rai, which also included Tamang and Dharan FC´s coach Sagar Ghimire as members.