Next Gen


As part of the longstanding partnership between the Premier League and the Hero Indian Super League to help enhance the growth of the local game in India, along with their respective Clubs. Next-Gen is an initiative which supports a wide range of on-going football development and business activities which are designed to build further opportunity for football.

Next-Gen usually sees an annual week-long elite-level youth tournament in Navi Mumbai which creates both player, coach and referee development opportunities for Premier League and Indian youth sides whilst also bringing together leading UK and Indian sports industry representatives to further bolster commercial growth opportunities; supported by the UK Department for International Trade and the India-UK Sports Alliance.

The event was cancelled due to the global pandemic, however the Premier League are running a virtual conference in partnership with the Hero Indian Super League, Star Sports, and UK Government Department for International Trade, to bring together key industry representatives for what would have been the third Next Gen annual youth tournament event. Next Gen 2021 brings both exclusive content, live panel sessions and interviews focusing on the exponential growth of India football and the opportunities that lies ahead.