Bangalore Toddlers show off their Soccer Skills at Grand Finale of Little Millennium Kickers Club
Little Millennium, leading chain of Pre-schools from Educomp held the grand finale of the Kickers Club on 16th March 2014, India’s first–ever Football League for pre-schoolers.
A fun-filled Carnival was organised at Koramangala Indoor Stadium on the conclusion of the three month-long Kickers Club Soccer training camp for toddlers. Mr. Venkatesh Prasad graced the ceremony and felicitated the young players.
An initiative of Educomp Child Care Pvt. Ltd., a division of Educomp Solutions Ltd., India’s leading Education Company, Little Millennium Kickers Club is a first of its kind soccer training camp designed for pre-schoolers in the age bracket of 3-6 years. The training program is designed to inculcate a love for the world’s most popular sport among children and help them develop the spirit of teamwork, cooperation, sportsmanship and healthy competition. The training imparted during this period also helps improve their gross motor skills leading them to fit, active and healthy lifestyles.
The Carnival that saw an attendance of around 6000 people, kicked off with a series of fun-filled activities such as Tattoo Artists, Caricatures, Pony Ride, Balloon shoot (air gun), Bouncy Castle, Food Stalls, Leap Frog, Feed the Sumo and other exciting games.
The carnival was also marked by a wide array of competitions involving parents and kids like Most Aware Parents, Mom and Me Ramp Walk and Know your Baby Contest. All the students of Little Millennium pre-schools participated in the event to showcase their talent.
The highlight of the event was the grand finale of Kickers Club where over 150 toddlers spread across six teams namely Leaping Lions, Flying Tigers, Pally Penguins, Zesty Zebras, Mighty Pandas and Panthers United played against each other in full team gear. In keeping with the motto of the Little Millennium Kickers Club- ‘Playing is Winning’, there were no losers - all children were winners and all children received trophies and certificates from the guest of honour Mr. Venkatesh Prasad.
Attesting to the importance of sports and proper facilities for students, Mr Venkatesh Prasad, said, “It is a universally accepted fact that plays is equal to academics in furthering the full development of a child. In a world which is growing sedentary by the day, inculcating an interest in games and the love of sports becomes the responsibility of all educational institutions. I am thrilled to be associated with this unique initiative from Educomp Childcare Pvt. Ltd., and appreciate the fervour, perseverance and outstanding performance put on display by these little champs. Little Millennium Kickers Club is a brilliant concept to introduce football to kids at an early stage. It brings added satisfaction that they are being provided with a safe environment and expert instruction. Besides teaching soccer’s technical skills, the program will definitely help in developing kinesthetic skills like discipline, mental ability, logistic intelligence, physical strength, and team spirit. I believe that children that go through this enterprise will turn out better, brighter individuals and I look forward to more such initiatives in this space.”
Speaking on the occasion Mr Raman Bajaj, Managing Director, Educomp Child Care Pvt. Ltd., said, “We would like to congratulate both our students and parents for their enthusiastic participation and display of zest and sportsmanship. The objective of the Kickers Club program is simply to motivate children to go out and play. The program revolves around a uniquely designed sports curriculum to energize childhood by fostering growth of mind, body, and spirit, which helps them become lifelong learners. We look forward to growing the Kickers Club initiative in Bangalore and taking it to other parts of the country.”
About Little Millennium
‘Little Millennium’, an initiative of Educomp, India’s leading Education company, is one of the largest and fastest-growing networks of preschools in India. Launched in 2007, it is among the first structured and process driven IP in the fragmented space for early childhood education. In a short span of four years since it began franchising operations, Little Millennium has already opened 250+ Preschool centers spread across 65 cities across India. The vision of the programme is to enable, energise and enhance childhood by fostering growth of mind, body and spirit - leading students to become lifelong learners. The mission is to nurture young minds in a culturally sound environment and provide opportunities that will help them realize their true potential.
Little Millennium aims to promote holistic development of each child so that they become effective learners throughout their lives. At Little Millennium learning centers, the emphasis is on building the right foundation for the child everyday through unique fun and play activities where the children learn sub-consciously. Little Millennium believes that each child is unique and each has the right to grow based on his/her abilities and the program helps each child to do so.