Bangalore: Club Atlético Boca Juniors, one of the premier football clubs in the world, Wednesday launched the first ever Boca Juniors Football School India (BJFSI) here.

Juniors, home to legendary football stars like Diego Maradona, Gabriel Batistuta, and more recently Carlos Tevez and Juan Roman Riquelme, will be the first Latin American football club to launch a football school in India. Boca Juniors is one of the most successful and popular football teams in Argentina, and one of the most successful in the world, having won 43 official titles to date. Internationally, the team has won 18 international titles.

Boca Juniors plans to take the BJFSI around the country with the first school being launched in Bengaluru. BJFSI will run the football school on an ongoing basis round the year and provide progressive training to the students through weekly classes following Boca Juniors methodology. All these classes would be administered by coaches from the Argentine club.

Additionally, there will be periodic football camps, customized school camps and Boca Juniors Chairman, Daniel Angelici was excited to bring the Argentinean style of football to India.

Angelici commented: “We are thrilled to bring BJSFI to India. Football is growing in popularity in India year by year and we strongly believe we can play a role in developing the sport. As a country, India not only has a wealth of young talented children who are extremely passionate about football, but a genuine desire to learn and apply new skills and knowledge.

“Our style of football is completely different to the rest of the world and we hope to pass this on to the young generation here. It needs to be positive, inclusive, structured and above all create a fun in safe learning environment in order to nurture young talent.

“Our style is more open and attacking, has flair and more entertaining to watch. The coaches in BJFSI will instill the same playing style to the students from an early age.

The first Summer Camp will be held June 10-14 at Ascendas ITPB Ground here for the aspiring footballers aged from 4 to 18. There will be an exclusive Corporate Camp for Parkites of Ascendas ITPB June 18 and 19.

Trainings for ongoing Football School will commence from July 13 at various centres in Bengaluru.