Footballers in some of the most underdeveloped areas of Karachi are benefiting from free games, thanks to a unique initiative from Leisure Leagues.
The Leisure Leagues Karachi Youth Initiative runs for the next six weeks and will see 1000 players in 100 teams given the chance to experience the thrill of Leisure Leagues for themselves.
The matches in the five locations – Lyari, F.B. Area, Korangi, Malir and Baldia Town – got underway at the end of December and will run until the middle of February, all with one simple aim: to give the underprivilidged the opportunity to get on the pitch.
Four of the competitions kicked off on 30th December, with the final one starting the day after at Gabol Park, Lyari, but all of them enabled players to unlock a football future.
Leisure Leagues representative in Pakistan, Syed Shahroze Hassan said he was delighted that Leisure Leagues could offer the opportunity and added: “All the players are regular football players who are crazy for the sport and live in underdeveloped areas. They lack the proper facilities and a platform to showcase the abilities they possess as footballers.”
Mr Hassan further explained that that is why Leisure Leagues has provided them with free Kits, Boots, trained staff and all the required equipment, saying: “We will give them everything that is needed to get the feel of the game with Leisure Leagues on their home grounds.”
The free games are merely the latest in a series of enterprises from Leisure Leagues, following the incredible launch last year, which saw the Ronaldinho And Friends games attract crowds of thousands and bring joy to millions more as some of the world’s top footballers joined the Brazilian superstar to play games with local players.Back to Blog