Nike sponsors Indian website and talent quest

Nike India has announced two football initiatives: its website for Indian fans and ‘Where’s the next?', a talent hunt project aimed at spotting an outstanding young footballer (age group 15-17 years). The chosen Indian youngster will be part of an 11-member Asian selection squad sent to Barcelona to train for a week at FC Barcelona in August 2007. The chosen boys will also play against FCB youth team and watch the Spanish football giant in action.

The talent hunt will be from 15-31 July with participants required to post a one-minute video of his/her football skills on the website, along with personal details. The top 10 from India, shortlisted on the basis of these videos, will be taken to Delhi by Nike to attend the final. Baichung Bhutia, the current Indian captain, will select the Indian winner.