Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) 2018-19 is set to kickstart and it is well on-course to become one of the largest grassroots sporting events in India.
The registrations for the RFYS 2018-19 is now open! Participants who wish to register for any event can do so via their institute and team details.
In association with Athletics Federation of India (AFI), the RFYS Athletics Elite Camp concluded in high spirits on 24th June in Bengaluru.
With an aim to provide competitive edge to athletes and further developing talented medal prospects, Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) has launched the RFYS Athletics Elite Camp in association with Athletics Federation of India (AFI)
By the end of 2017, Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS), had already made a name for itself as one of the best tournaments in the country to find India’s future football superstars. India’s appetite to excel in all kinds of sports was growing by the day and athletics is one such sport that India needed to put its stamp on. The addition of RFYS Athletics in the second season meant that the hunt for India’s next-gen athletes, who would represent the nation at the world stage had begun. RFYS was already finding footballing talents like Ajith Sivan and now it was time to find athletes that would represent India at the Olympics in the future. In its inaugural season, RFYS Athletics held competitions in eight different venues across India. Track events like 100m, 200m, 400m, 1500m as well Long Jump, High Jump and Triple Jump were conducted as part of the tournament. The eight cities to host these events were Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kozhikode, Kolkata and Chandigarh. Over 2500 Institutes and 9000 athletes registered for the events across the eight cities. The winner among these would go on to compete against each other in the National Championship in Mumbai. In the first season itself, many athletes came close to beating the National Record in their respective events. Nehal S clocked an impressive finish time of 11.04 seconds in the Junior Boys 100m race and was just 0.03 seconds behind the national record of 11.01 seconds whereas in the Junior Boys High Jump event, Mohamed Asif finished with a jump of 2.01m and fell just 0.02m short of the national record 2.03m. Perhaps the biggest accomplishment so far was that over 2400 Girl Athletes registered for RFYS in its first season itself. Over 90 students were recognized for their extraordinary talent and given scholarships by RFYS. A great first season for RFYS Athletics wrapped up with the National Championship in Mumbai and by the end of the tournament, RFYS had conducted more than 3000 events across India. As the scale of the event is set to grow bigger each year, the countdown for the upcoming season has begun. To know more about different events and their winners, visit us on www.rfyouthsports.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to know when the registration for the upcoming season begins.
After a wonderful journey that spanned eight cities, Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) concluded with the Athletics National Championship in Mumbai. It was a gathering of athletes from all across the country, who were given a golden opportunity to travel to Mumbai and showcase their skills. The two-day event saw hundreds of City Champions take part and compete in various track and field events. The moment finally arrived as an extravagant event, spanning two days, came to an end. The Sports Authority of India played host to Champions from Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kozhikode, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata. The second and final day of the National Championship saw events such as the 100m Final across all the categories conclude. Other track and field events included the Junior Boys Long Jump, 4x400m Relay and the 800m Final to name a few. The standout winners of the day were Jai Bhoir and Therese Joseph, representing Karamveer Bhaurao Patil College, Mumbai. With a timing of 22.54 seconds in the Senior Boys 200m Final, Jai acquired the Gold Medal through sheer pace and brilliance. Therese Joseph finished off a fantastic run by winning the Gold Medal in the 800m College Girls Final. A successful second season of Reliance Foundation Youth Sports, which included Football and the addition of Athletics, comes to a befitting end in Mumbai. As the season gets over, keep following our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for a complete wrap up of the National Championship. Visit www.rfyouthsports.com to check out all the winners from day two of the Athletics National Championship from Mumbai.
Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) began the inaugural Athletics National Championship in Mumbai as athletes from all around the country competed in the finals of numerous track and field events. The day began in the 1500m Junior Boys final where the City Champions representing their institutes fought for the ultimate prize. Other track and field events also concluded on the first day, the College Boys Triple Jump, the 400m Junior Girls final, College Girls 1500m finals, to name a few. Afsal NS from St. Berchman’s College bagged the Gold Medal in the 400m College Boys final with a time of 49.5 seconds. Sashi Singh, representing Charuchandra College, embraced the occasion and clinched Gold once again in the 1500m College Boys final. With an impressive finish in 4 minutes and 14 seconds, he was the standout athlete of the day. In the Senior Girls 1500m final, it was Anumol Thampi who left her competitors behind and went home with the Gold Medal with a timing of 5 minutes and 1 second. As one of the biggest athletics meet in the country wrapped up all the action on day-1, RFYS returns tomorrow for the final day of the National Championship in Mumbai. Visit our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for results and other content on the Athletics National Championship. For galleries and to look at the complete list of results, visit www.rfyouthsports.com.