A Football Talent Hunt with a Difference

I took these pictures at the inaugural match of a football talent hunt for underprivileged children. The event was organised by UK based Consortium for Street Children (CSC) in collaboration with some Indian NGOs, including Salaam Baalak trust.

The star players at the match were Vikash Dhorasoo and Renedy Singh. Dhorasoo is a former French midfielder of Indian origin. He is also known for the documentary ‘Substitute’ he filmed during the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Renedy Singh is the former captain of the Indian national team.

While Renedy kept mostly to himself and avoided the media, Vikash was engrossed in the activities on and off field. Renedy was his spirited self when he was on the field with the enthusiastic kids.