Three Indian boys selected for Celtic FC visit

Three Under-14 boys have been selected by the youth coaches from Scottish giants Celtic Glasgow FC to fly to Glasgow for 10 to 14 days to see Celtic in action, their facilities, train with the Celtic Academy and more.

In total 22 boys had been selected from the 2012 Mahindra Youth Football Challenge inter-city finals for a special three day camp with the Celtic coaches and they would then decide to invite two to four boys to Glasgow. In the end three were selected in Premananda Singha and Mangal Murmu, who both are from Kolkata's Pandua S.B.S. High School, Kolkata; and Mukesh Kumar from Central Reserve Police Force High School, Delhi.

For the three young footballers it is a once in a life-time opportunity, who can follow-up on the things they have learned over the duration of the Mahindra Youth Football Challenge tournament and now in the camp under the Celtic coaches.

"We are extremely happy today as we identify the boys who will be sent to Celtic FC in Scotland for further training. The Mahindra Youth Football Challenge has grown significantly in the last two years and I am proud to say that we are achieving the objectives that we set ourselves, which is to promote football at the grass roots level," said Mahindras' S.P. Shukla.

Terming the tournament a great success, Mark Reid, the Celtic FC Youth Academy coach, said that the initiative would be fruitful to the young boys in pursuing their career in football.

"This year, we have again been part of a fantastic Mahindra Youth Football Challenge and it has been a great success. We hope this also gives the selected players a pathway to again progress and improve, when they come and visit the Celtic Academy for the ten day coaching period in Scotland," Mark Reid said.

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