‘Lack of Opportunities Kill a Young Sportsperson’s Dreams’, Feels FC Goa Co-Owner Virat Kohli

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Last Updated: February 21, 2023, 21:49 IST

Star India batter and co-owner of FC Goa, Virat Kohli voiced his support for Forca Goa Foundation’s ‘Fields of Dreams’ project on Friday.

With the aim to kick-start India’s biggest grassroots-level football revolution, Forca Goa Foundation, the community wing of FC Goa, launched the ‘Field of Dreams’ project in association with Delta Corp Limited, earlier this month.

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Speaking at the launch of the project, Kohli said, “Six years ago, the Forca Goa Foundation started working in grassroots football in India. The Foundation started a revolution by investing in pitches across the state of Goa, to keep the dreams of young kids alive. Infrastructure and access is one of the key pillars for any sport to develop and for a nation to be world-class in that sport.”

“As I grew up in Delhi, I had to deal with challenges such as the lack of access to the best facilities. I was at least privileged enough to play at my coaching centre, but I also saw that many kids around me didn’t have the same opportunity. The lack of access and opportunities is what kills a young sportsperson’s dreams. They say, ‘In dreams, we plant the seeds of our future.’ I’m very proud of our club, FC Goa, and the Forca Goa Foundation for launching the ‘Fields of Dreams’ project. We thank everyone for supporting this great initiative.”

Under the ‘Fields of Dreams’ project, Forca Goa Foundation is committed to enhancing the lives of children and communities in the country, starting with Goa with the financial support of Delta Corp. As it does so, the project also aims to bridge the gap in grassroots football development by facilitating state-of-the-art football grounds accessible to all.

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