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Standard Chartered  United Youth League Concludes with Impressive Finale

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LAHORE: Agha Khan, Khara Dar won the Girls and Lyari Kakri won the
U-14 Boys Standard Chartered Karachi United Youth League Final which was
recently held in Karachi. Earlier, 
Baldia Centre and KU Academy had won the
U-10 and U-12 boys 
editions respectively. This league was sponsored by Standard
Chartered, as part of its community service mandate to promote sports amongst children.
The final tournament was held at the Karachi United Stadium and was attended by
more than 400 spectators hailing from different areas of 
Karachi.
The objective of the “Standard Chartered Karachi United Youth League”
was to provide a platform for Youth football teams from across
Karachi who came together, broke barriers and inculcated the spirit of
competition. A total of 720 boys’ and 80 girls’ teams participated in
the league which kicked off at Karachi United Stadium on 14 th September 2018.
A total of 800 boys and girls from across Karachi participated in this
tournament. 128 matches were played in different locations including
Old Golimar, Clifton, Malir, Baldia, Liyari, Korangi and Mauripur. Through
this tournament 12 community centres were engaged.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Ms. Khadija Hashimi, Head of Corporate
Affairs and Brand & Marketing said, “This was a tremendous
opportunity for us to further enhance our commitment to the
communities in which we operate. The SC-KU league has enabled us to
create opportunities, build healthy competition and inculcate respect in the
local communities through sport. Standard Chartered has a long
association with football. We are proud to support Goal, a global
Standard Chartered community initiative, which enables financial
education through sport for adolescent girls, in Pakistan. We hope that through
Football we can bring a positive social benefit that is a unifying
force across our communities in Karachi.”
Commenting on the league Mr. Imran Ali, Director Youth and Community
at Karachi United said “This is the second season of the SC KU
Youth League and we have seen some excellent competition, friendships
and stories develop as a result of this. This kind of competition is
necessary for our youth as through sport so many have embraced skills
such as discipline, respect, team work which will help them in their
lives. I would also like to specifically call out and thank the mentoring sessions
by SC staff as many participants have been inspired 
through these. We value
our partnership with SC and look forward to a good future.”

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