Mohali, October 18, 2019: All teams of Minerva Punjab Football Club (MPFC), the sole representatives of Punjab and former champions of the I-League, the top division league of football in India, and defending champions of Junior League and Elite League, shall now be known as Punjab Football Club (PFC) as per the agreement with RoundGlass Sports Private Ltd.
RoundGlass Sports has expanded their youth and grassroots football talent program by including the players of Minerva Punjab Football Club’s Champion Under-11 to Under-18 teams. The players are already training under the UEFA/AFC/AIFF certified coaches at RoundGlass Sports. International medical, nutritional, educational and lifestyle facilities are being provided to all the player to help them develop their skills.
Gurpreet (Sunny) Singh, CEO RoundGlass said, “The talented youngsters of Minerva Punjab Football Club are being inducted into our world-class football academy. I am happy with the talent that we have in this year’s squad after combining youth players from RoundGlass Sports and Minerva Punjab Football Club, with additional influx of players through our scouting program from different parts of India; now they are all training under the world class technical staff of RoundGlass Sports. In keeping with our vision, our aim is to ensure that we offer the young talent a genuine opportunity to reach their full potential.”
Ranjit Bajaj, Director, Minerva Punjab Football Club said, “I am very happy with our relationship with RoundGlass Sports. There is a sense of positivity and excitement for the upcoming season and we are confident of putting up a good show. This is the best thing to have happened to football in North India and Punjab in specific, and it will ensure an even stronger presence of football in the region.”
About RoundGlass Sports:
RoundGlass Sports is committed to its grassroots program for the development of football in Punjab. We are striving to create centres of excellence that seek to groom world-class athletes. To achieve this, a structured and growth-oriented training programme has been put in place.
Our football programs for various age groups are run by UEFA/AFC/AIFF certified coaches and are aided by a full complement of support staff. RoundGlass Sports is also focusing on the grassroots development in Punjab, with several grassroots developmental centers across Punjab.
About Minerva Punjab Football Club:
Minerva Punjab Football Club is an Indian professional football club based in Chandigarh. Minerva Punjab FC is the sole representatives of Punjab in the I-League, the top league of football in India and were crowned champions of I-League in 2017-18 season. Minerva Punjab FC’s Youth Development Program has produced spectacular results in the last three years, providing more than 75 players to various age groups of Indian football teams. The Junior teams of Minerva have dominated the youth circuit and have won all the Junior National League titles including the of the AIFF U-13, U-15 and U-18 Leagues conducted by AIFF over the last four years. Minerva Punjab has won the (U-15) Junior National League title for the last four years consecutively.