At the end of the selection, 12 talented footballers will make it to a week-long training camp at Manchester United Soccer Schools.
The Airtel Rising Stars, an initiative by Bharti Airtel, in association with Manchester United, is a rigorous scouting programme that covered 16 cities across India and chose 12 talented footballers. They will get to attend a week-long training camp at Manchester United Soccer Schools.
Shortlist of the first:
Delhi: Agaiya Sharma, Kartikeya Swarup, Amit Dhankhar and Mukul Mohindra
Lucknow: Tenzing Bhutia, Shashank Kumar, Shivam Chandra, Sourabh Kumar
Jaipur: Digvijay Singh, Ishan Rozario, Shubham Sharma and Gajraj Singh
Shillong: Rimitre Thma, Synod Mihngi Jowai, Kyntiew Shaphrang Kharlukhi and Russel CL Nongkynrih
Ahmedabad: Madhurjya Mohan, Sheel Parikh, Yash Baid and Charmil Sachin Shah
Kolkata: Kaustav Chakraborty, Sharukh Hussain, Krishanu Santra and Abdul Halim
Mumbai: Ashish Sharma, Prathamesh Rokade, Porus Shroff and Aditya Mishra
Hyderbad: Maheshwar Reddy, Teja Pawan Kumar, Aamir Anwar and Naveen Kumar
Pune: Chirag Shahaney, Rushabh Dhere, Jordan Fernandes and Pratik Shinde
Chennai: Logesh Durai Raj, S. Vishal , P. Anand and S.Karthick
These players will participate in a six-day final selection trial in September in Bangalore.