After the mammoth success of the Summer Soccer Camp, where over 150 football enthusiasts from all over the region participated in the camp, Guwahati City FC is all set to organise the second season of Guwahati Futsal Festival. The tournament shall be held on 15th and 16th of September, 2017 at Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phukan Indoor Stadium, R.G. Baruah Sports complex. While the first season witnessed participation of 48 teams from all over the northeast, this year , however, the organizers have restricted the number of slots to 32.
It was in April this year when the directors of GCFC, Lio Sengrang and Kaustab Chakraborty had floated the idea of organizing the first ever futsal tournament under the banner of Guwahati Futsal Festival.
“It has not been too long ago that futsal was introduced to the nation and through the tournament we are towards promoting football and provide the players a platform to showcase their talent. The first season had helped us create a base of the indoor format of football and now we are all set to take it to the next level” said LioSengrang, one of the organisers behind the initiative. He also added that apart from the futsal extravaganza, the event will also hold skill based and freestyle football competitions.
The tournament will be played 5 vs 5 a side as per the rules of Futsal Association of India with prize money worth Rs 50,000.