Port Blair, Dec. 23: The Prestigious 58th SGFI National School Football Championship for boys U-19 is scheduled to be organized by the Directorate of Education at Port Blair from 26th Dec. 2012 to 3rd January 2013. The Opening Ceremony of the mega event will be on 26th Dec. 2012 at 2.30 pm at Netaji Stadium.

The matches will be played at Netaji Stadium and JNRM Football field from 26th Dec. 2012 to 3rd January, 2013 while the Opening Ceremony which would include Colourful Cultural /Mass drill /Dance and inaugural match between A & N Islands and Uttarakhand will be held on 26th Dec.2012. This time apart from the team of  A & N Islands 24 teams from different States and UTs will be participating in this mega event.

Names of the States and UTs are as under: (1) Goa (2) Uttarakhand (3) A&N Islands (4) Vidhya Bharati (5) Maharashtra (6) Puducherry (7) Madhya Pradesh (8) Kerala (9) Karnataka (10) Odisha (11) K V S  (12) C B S E  (13) Punjab (14) Haryana  (15) I P S C  (16) Rajasthan (17)Andhra Pradesh (18) Chattisgarh (19) Chandigarh (20) Gujarat (21) Daman Diu  (22) Uttar Pradesh (23) Lakshadweep (24) Tamil Nadu and (25) Delhi.

The Closing Ceremony, grand Finale and Prize distribution is on 3rd January, 2013 at Netaji Stadium.

Hon’ble Lt. Governor has consented to be the Chief Guest during the Closing Ceremony and the First Lady will be the Guest of Honour during the ceremony.