SKF India’s sports education program’s children are all set to participate in the prestigious Gothia Cup 2023 scheduled to take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, from July 16 to 22, 2023. The players, in the age group of 13, were selected through the pre-qualifying Meet the World football tournament conducted across seven states, attracting an impressive participation of 872 children from 57 teams.

A total of 30 children, selected basis their outstanding performance, got the opportunity to compete at the residential camp. Out of this tournament, the U-13 team was formed comprising of 16 players representing the states of Delhi, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Bangalore. This team will now represent SKF India and compete in a 9-side match at the Gothia Cup in Sweden.

Manish Bhatnagar, Managing Director, SKF India Limited said, “We believe that sports can teach invaluable life lessons, and at the same time foster teamwork and dedication amongst children. Gothia Cup is one of the worlds largest youth football tournaments and through this initiative, we are proud to inspire children to showcase their abilities, connect with children from around the world, learn from each other and, of course make the most of their potential. We wish them the very best as they get ready to showcase their skills at a global stage and realize their dreams.”

SKF India is proud to support its team as they represent the nation at the Gothia Cup 2023 and remain committed to nurturing young talents and promoting the positive impact of sports in shaping young lives.

About Gothia Cup and Meet the World

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The Gothia Cup is the worlds largest and most international youth football tournament, attracting approximately 1,700 teams from 80 nations annually. With 4,500 games played on 110 pitches, it provides a global platform for young footballers. With the Meet the World initiative, SKF gives hundreds of young people from around the world a chance to participate in the Gothia Cup every year through local qualification tournaments. Over the years, SKF has through the Meet the World tournaments realized the dream of over 5,000 players to play the worlds largest youth tournament in Gothenburg.

About SKF Group

SKF is a world-leading provider of innovative solutions that help industries become more competitive and sustainable. By making products lighter, more efficient, longer lasting, and repairable, we help our customers improve their rotating equipment performance and reduce their environmental impact. Our offering around the rotating shaft includes bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring, and services. Founded in 1907, SKF is represented in approximately 129 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2022 were SEK 96,933 million and the number of employees was 42,641.

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For more information, please visit www.skf.com.

About SKF India

SKF India is a leading technology and solutions provider in the industrial and automotive sectors, offering a wide range of products and services to customers. With a strong focus on innovation and sustainability, SKF India is committed to delivering value to its customers and stakeholders while creating a positive impact on society and the environment.

For more information, please visit www.skf.com/in.