All set for the National U13/15 Youth Championships in Laikipia

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U13-U15 Youth Championship
Part of the action between Nyanza region and Nairobi during last year's maiden National U13 Youth Championship in Nakuru
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It is all systems go for the second edition of the National U13/U15 Youth Championship, set to be held between April 27, and April 29, 2018, at the Nanyuki High School in Laikipia.

The Championship is a culmination of inter sub-branch leagues played at the grassroots level across the country since last year.

The best players from the leagues will consequently be selected to form eight All-Star regional teams (Nairobi, Western, Eastern, Central, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Coast, North Eastern), which will contest the National title.

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U13-U15 Youth Championship
Nairobi Region won the maiden edition last year in Nakuru

“Youth Development remains key in our long-term football development agenda,” said FKF Secretary General/CEO Robert Muthomi.

“It is our belief that the FKF Youth Leagues will not only provide a platform to expose our young players but will also aid in the development and the long-term success of the sport,” he added.

The climax of the Championship will be the selection of the National U13 Football team, set to take part in future international assignments.

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U13-U15 Youth Championship
Coast Region players receive instructions from their coach at last year’s edition in Nakuru

“We intend to find quality players within the required age bracket for our junior National Teams, which form the backbone of our senior National Team,” explained Mr. Muthomi.

The inaugural edition of the National Youth Championship was held last year in Nakuru, with Nairobi region emerging the overall winners.

Further, a National U13 team, scouted from the tournament, graced the maiden Southampton Cup in the UK, emerging Shield Cup Champions.

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