Eon NextGen Youth League: matches live on TV and in the country’s main stadiums
Football Association of Slovenia
(NZS) presented at Brdo pri Kranju a project that has been in the works for quite some time: the renewed first youth football league. The latter will no longer be merged with the Cadet League (which will be linked to the U15 championship), but will instead be run completely independently. It has an official sponsor, the company
, and an official name: Eon NextGen League. In a major development, one of the matches in each round will be televised live on Sportklub on Friday. Also, matches that will be shown on TV screens are expected to take place in the main stadiums and not in the ancillary grounds.
Youth football in the shop window
“The future of Slovenian football is built on young people,” said Radenko Mijatović, President of the Football Association of Slovenia, before continuing.The changes, which were adopted through a broad discussion at the NHS, include some older players in the youth teams. This is to ensure that as many of these young players as possible, if they don’t get an immediate opportunity in the youth teams, stay in football and remain visible to the coaches through the youth selections..”
One of the new features is that four players (a goalkeeper and three midfielders) will be allowed to play in each Eon NextGen league match, which is intended to make it easier for players to move from the youth to the senior category. “There is a lot of interest in youth football here and if we give it the right media support, we will undoubtedly put it in the shop window. And because they will be on small screens, they will certainly be even more motivated. They will be given the chance to prove themselves as well as to show off,” added Radenko Mijatović.
The Eon NextGen Youth League will also have its own show on Sportklub, or will be featured in the Under the Crossbar show, and the best football player of the month will be selected. “All this in the desire to raise youth football to a higher level,” Radenko Mijatović stressed. The opening game of the Youth League, which will be played in front of TV cameras, will be on Friday, when Domžale and Celje will play each other.
Telemach: “Personal growth too”
Ditka Maučec from Telemach is satisfied with the product that the company has developed together with the NHS: “Telemach, as part of the United Media Group, has been successfully cooperating with the Football Association of Slovenia for several years on the Telemach First League project. Now we want to build on this cooperation, in particular by promoting the development of young athletes. Supporting the next generation has been one of our Group’s core values for many years. The Eon Nex gen project is not only about competition, but also about teaching young people some other competences, such as giving interviews, talking to journalists, appearing on TV shows, in short, to grow in all aspects.”
This text was automatically translated using AI.