The F.C. Metz – EBSM collaboration
The Consulate General of France in Bangalore came forward to support the launch of a new initiative in the field of football for the city of Bangalore in the Indo-French collaboration between Eric Benny Sports Management (EBSM) and the French Football Club – F.C. Metz.
This is a time-tested association of 3.5 years when it all began in Delhi-NCR with Eric Benny envisaging a career for young Indian interested and talented in football. The mission of this roadshow travelling from state to state within a country of over 1.2 billion population to identify at the grass root level talent and thereafter what needs to be done in terms of grooming, training, ranking, selecting the top talented children, within the age group of 8 to 12 years, before placing them in a world-class football academy like F C Metz in France.
After having successfully sent 9 Indian children to F C Metz, EBSM is launching on 9th November across Decathlon sites in Bangalore, 8 weeks of 4V4 football league – inviting children who are passionate about football to try and get selected for a second round of all-Indian elite pool of young footballers before attempting for the top rank in order to avail the opportunity to live their dreams of a career-breaking opportunity at F C Metz. Selection process is undertaken by FC Metz who come to India for screening the best talent.
Today EBSM occupies 19% of 47 berths at the academy and only looks forward to increasing the number of Indian ambassadors for football. Eric Benny, former Indian footballer and Manager of the Indian National team, ended with a tagline “Help us build a better India for football”.