LONDON TIGERS-AFA FOOTBALL FESTIVAL 2015 - MUMBAI
LONDON TIGERS AFA FOOTBALL FESTIVAL 2015
ANDHERI FOOTBALL ACADEMY, MUMBAI - OR AFA, MUMBAI which tieS up with ENGLISH FA champions League club London Tiger FC jointly organised AFA football festival 2015 for age group of Under 11, Under 14 & Under 17 respectively. THE Chief coach and Mentor of the Academy Mr Moloy Sengupta told in media that the Festival is organised from 6th Feb 2015 to 8th Feb 2015 at Malcolm Baug, Jogeshwari West
Chief Guest for this program is Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee (Member of Parliament, Son of President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee) while Senior Vice President All India Football Federation Mr. Subrata Dutta was the Special Guest along with Mr. Mr. Musba Ahmed (WIFA-Tiger FC UK), Mr. Wali Mohammed (WIFA), Mr. Amit Ranjan Dev (Secretary M.P State Football Association & Chairman All India Referee Board AIFF), Mr. Chanda Kundan (Coach Mumbai FC), Mrs. Kavita Hegde (Principal Ryan International School).
Pratik Sindhe, who was a player of ISL side Pune City FC was the student of the Academy felecitatedin the Programme. He was given honour from AIFF Sr. Vice President Mr. Subrata Dutta.
Winner - AFA Cheetas and Runners up AFA Tigers
Al Kabeer Mumbai Rush Soccer Champions League - 2015
26.02.2015: Al-Kabeer MRS Champions League 1 – Week Two
The second instalment of Rush Soccer's Champions League tournament – in association with Al Kabeer – took place at St. Pius sports ground, Goregaon, and there was a feast of football on show.
In the youngest age group, the Red team started the day in much the same manner as they ended the last, Dhruv Pawar scoring a hat-trick in an emphatic 7-0 victory over the yellow team. The Royal Blue's also made light work of their opening fixture, registering a 5-1 win over their Navy Blue counterparts, Antariksh Rane grabbing a brace to add to goals Anuj Gite, Anas Shaikh and Krishu Rhatvor. In the tightest battle of the morning, neither Green nor Orange team were able to find the back of the net in a hotly contested 0-0 battle.
The second round of U-10 games served up some more even battles, the Red's only just overcoming the Orange team 1-0, Dhruv Pawar adding to his early morning hat-trick by slotting home the decider. Navy Blue and Yellow played a magnificent, end-to-end, 3-3 game, Hugo King, the age-group top-scorer bagging a hat-trick for the Navy Blue’s to counter goals from Neel Saraf, Samar Pande and Anuj Dalvi. The Green’s and Royal Blues also gave us a tight 1-0 game, Pranav Mungekar getting the deciding goal for the Royal Blue team.
The early round of fixtures brought us a 1-0 victory for the Greens, Miraj Solanki grabbing the goal. The King family were at it again, as older brother Louis grabbed two goals in a 3-1 win for the Orange team, over a Yellow side who threatened to make a close contest with a goal from Owais Khan. In the later fixtures, the Red team, led by a star performance from Shane Aranha, registered a 6-1 victory over the Yellows, Mir Raza, Moksh Surve and Md. Katib all grabbing two goals in the game for the Reds. Louis King added to his morning brace with the only goal for the Oranges in a tight 1-0 win over the Greens.
Shvetank Hasal and Karan Prajapat scored a goal apiece for their sides in a tight 1-1 draw between the U-14 Reds and Yellows. In a less tight battle, Royal Blue overcame the Navy Blue side 3-0, Devashish Savant (2 goals) and Ridge D'mello (1 goal) making light work of their opponents. In the game of the round, Green and Orange sides battled through a 4-3 scoreline, the Oranges coming out on top with thanks to four goals by Harshad Dhumale, however it was the performance of Cornelius Rodrigues for the Orange side that stood out to the watching audience. In the later games, Red defeated Orange 4-1 with goals from Harshvardhan Sharma (2), Shvetank Hasal, and Varshil Tabadiya. Navy Blue and Royal Blue both registered 2-1 victories over Yellow and Green respectively.
The elder players didn't disappoint as they gave us an exciting 5-3 contest between Orange and Yellow, Inzemam Shaikh and Laril Ganjoo both grabbed hat-tricks for their sides but it was Ganjoo's Oranges who came out on top thanks to additional goals from Sameer Hadkar and Rohan Bijoor. In other games, the two Blue sides, Navy and Royal, served up a 1-1 tie, and the Red team overcame the greens by 2-1 thanks to a brace by Amit Lal. Rohan Bijoor grabbed the winner in the Oranges second game, however they had goalkeeper, Jaimeen Shah to thank for the close victory, his saves ensuring a 1-0 win. The Yellows were again involved in a goal-fest, this time with the Royal Blues. Krish Shetty's hat-trick for the Blues helped them on their way to a 6-2 victory in the final game of the day.
Al-Kabeer MRS Champions League 1 – Week One
In an exciting first weekend of competitive football, Mumbai Rush Soccer’s Champions League 1 tournament – sponsored by Al Kabeer – saw some fantastic football on show across four age groups; under-10, under12, under-14, and under-17.
All teams decked up in tournament kit, it seemed that fortune was shining on Red’s at St. Pius Sports Ground, Goregaon, as all the red teams across the age groups registered 100% records, with 8 wins, 31 goals scored, and just 1 goal conceded by the four teams in red.
From the under-10 Navy Blue team, New Zealander Hugo King became the age-group top-scorer as he registered four goals on the day, including a hat-trick as the Navy Blue side won 4-0 against the Orange team. The King family also celebrated as elder brother Louis from team Orange became the joint top-scorer with MRS star player Sujal from Royal Blue, in the under-12 category, both players registering three goals on the day.
The under-14 division couldn't separate the top four scorers; Harshvardhan Sharma from Team Red, Cornelius Rodrigues and Ashutosh Sawant from Team Orange, Devashish Sawant from Team Royal Blue, all scored two goals in some exciting, high quality football matches. Finally in the under-17 category, there was a 3-way tie for top scorer with Prathamesh Koli, Amit Lal from Team Red and Ranson Patel from team Green all registering hat-tricks.
THE TABLE TOPPER TEAMS RESULT
Under 10: Team Red bt Team navy Blue by 6:0 and Team Green by 4:0, while Team Royal blue bt Team Yellow by 1:4 but lost to Team Orange by 2:3.
Under 12 : Team Red bt Team Navy Blue by 6:0 and Team Green by 4:0, while Team Orange bt Royal blue by 3:2 and Team Navy Blue by 1:0
Under 14 : Yellow bt Green 4:0 and Royal Blue by 3:0, Team Red bt Team Navy Blue and Team Green by 2:0, while Team Orange bt Royal blue by 4:2 and Team Navy Blue by 5:2
Under 17 : Team Red bt Navy Blue by 9:0 and Team Royal Blue by 1:0 while team Green bt Team Yellow by 5:0 and Team Roayl Blue bt Team Orange by 1:0
Al Kabeer Mumbai Rush Soccer Champions League - 2015
Al Kabeer Mumbai Rush Soccer Champions League I The much awaited unique and pioneering 3rd edition of “Al Kabeer Mumbai Rush Soccer Champions League I” starts from 7th Feb 2014. The player development League is designed to provide the best players selected from across the City over two months by our Technical Director Andrew Thomson from Rush USA, to participate in a highly enthralling competition. The league’s objective is to provide high level competitive platform for players to display and hone their skill, and provide deserving players with Elite player development opportunity which is very essential in development of the budding stars.
"Al Kabeer Mumbai Rush SCL I' will be rewarding one overall best player with 15 days free training in the USA at Rush HQ in Colorado and the top player from each age group will receive free training for 6 months in Mumbai. The winners of the previous edition were awarded Rs.10 lakh worth of training scholarship. Hamza Shaikh the find of the 1st edition is currently training and schooling along with our Star player Akram Khan under the guidance of Tim Schulz the former USWNT World Cup coach at our HQ in USA under Rush Soccer Scholarship.
5v5 Small sided league Category: Boys U10, U12, U14, U17 and Girls U12, U14
Teams: 6 Teams in each age Category
Matches: 15th, 22nd Feb & 1st Mar starting at 09:00 am Venue: St. Pius College, Aarey Rd., Goregaon (E).
Mumbai Merchandise: Free kit Awards: Trophy, Certificates, Gifts and Scholarship to train in USA & Mumbai
Fees: Rs.200/- for selected player
MUMBAI RUSH SOCCER is India Partner of Rush Soccer USA, formed with a mission to provide globally proven training program & International exposure and scouting exposure. RUSH SOCCER is world's largest youth soccer club based out of Denver, Colorado USA and has more than 60 partners, in USA and International partners with 40,000 plus members. The club offers an Academy Program for players from U6-U8, a Recreational Program for players U9-U18, and a Select Program for players U9-U18.
PIFA organised a football camp to Madrid-SPAIN
08.06.2015 : PIFA organised a football camp to Madrid, their 33rd international camp. The camp was held from May 18-28, 2015 at the Spanish FA headquarters. The camp included coaching sessions by Spanish UEFA Pro License coach Jose Rico Huerta everyday. The right skills and tactics were inculcated to the players which was tested when they played friendly matches against CDE Amistad de Alcoron U16 & U12 team. The U16 match was won by PIFA 7-3 while the juniors lost valiantly 1-2.
During the camp the campers got a tour of the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and museum had the kids excited seeing the changing rooms, the bench, the stadium and the 10 UEFA Champions league trophies. Later, the children were taken on a tour of the beautiful city of Madrid as well as visited the Spanish FA museum.
During the week the campers got to attend the last game of the La Liga season at the Santiago Barnebau, they got to see the one of the wolds best player, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 3 goals in the 7-3 demolition of Getafe FC, a match to remember. The children were also treated to another match, this time an exhibition match between the Real Madrid Legends and Spanish Team legends. The children got to see Hierra and Morientes in action.
However, the best moment of the camp was meeting Spanish Team coach & legend Vincent del Bosque, he was kind enough to spend time with us and gave autographs. The children got to see the Spanish women team as well the U20 men train. Sadly all good things come to an end; the campers were rewarded with participation certificates from coach Heurto along with lots of memories to cherish.
Dhrumvil and Kamaran - two products of PIFA - Colaba, Mumbai
17.05.2015: PIFA student from the Elite program has earned himself a yearlong sponsorship at Crystal Palace according to a release from the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
In mid December 2014, Dhruvmil Pandya participated in the Crystal Palace FC talent hunt “Play for Palace” organised at the BPL Park at BKC. He won the trip of a lifetime to train at the Crystal Palace Academy amongst over 200 participants impressing the judges, one of them being ex England International - Robbie Fowler.
He also participated in the Leicester City FC clinic organised by the “PIFA Foundation for the benefit of Sports” during that period and impressed the LFCF coaching staff.
15 year old, Dhruvmil Pandya has impressed the PIFA coaching staff to earn a place in the PIFA Sports team that played in the West Zone AIFF I league U19 tournament held in December 2014 to January 2015 as well as for the U17 MDFA 2nd division team played from October 2014 to April 2015.
Pandya had two short stints with the AIFF regional academies. He underwent training in Navi Mumbai and Goa prior to proceeding to Crystal Palace for the trials.
Another impressive player from the PIFA U15 squad Kamran Ansari from Madanpura was also called for the AIFF 2017 U17 probable's in February 2015.
“The quality of the PIFA training program is showing impressive results, we are greatly encouraged to see these outstanding results of our various programs. We wish Dhrumvil and Kamaran all the very best and hope they play for India in the U17 World Cup in 2017”. PIFA Technical Director Nirvan Shah.
PIFA and CCAM organised Hyatt Expat Premier League - 2015
14.05.2015: PIFA Press Release : Premier India Football Academy (PIFA) under auspices of the Consular Corps Association of Mumbai (CCAM) organised the Hyatt Expat Premier League from March 15, 2015 to May 10, 2015. The league was sponsored by The Hyatt Group of Hotels and co-sponsored by ASDA & FWD Premium Life Style Magazine.
The Hyatt Expat Premier League was held at the Ascend International School, Bandra-Kurla over 8 Sunday mornings. The league was recognized by MDFA and thirty two teams, about 350 participants divided into 5 groups -Open, U18, U14, U11 and girls. The participants were from Consulates, parents, teachers and students of International Schools and PIFA members. The league had Bollywood Superstar & Khiladi - Akshay Kumar adorn the REAL FC 40+ kit and was cheered by his wife Twinkle Khanna.
The finale of the Hyatt Expat Premier League was held at the Ascend International School, Bandra-Kurla grounds on Mother's Day. Families with fathers, sons and daughters playing in the finals enjoyed the sunny, carnival atmosphere that included freestyle football artistes wandering around, face painters and tatoo artists who painted team logos on young faces, entertaining music and delicious foods of the world.
The prestigious Hyatt Trophy for the men's team was won by Ivory Coast Consulate. The Chubby Alonsos team won in the Under 18 group, Real FC in the Under 14s and PIFA Cubs in the Under 11s. Exhibition matches were played between three girls' team - Hyatt Swans and two other teams. Tricia Collaco from one of the PIFA teams won the best player award, wherein she was gifted with a pair of Nike Shoes by Hyatt. South African Consul General in Mumbai, H.E. Pule Malefane, Consul General for Canada in Mumbai, H.E. Richard Bale and Sunjae Sharma, Area General Manager for Hyatt Hotels in Western India and General Manager of Grand Hyatt Mumbai, were present at the event and gave away the prizes.
H.E Pule Malefane, who was playing in the finals for the South African Consulate team commented, "Hyatt Expat Premier League ably organised by PIFA was a great way to spend our Sundays. The spirit of the game was well-maintained throughout the tournament, making it a fantastic initiative for the kids to grow better as sportsmen."
"The Hyatt Expat Premier League is a grassroot tournament which has all the elements of the beautiful game; fun, competition, skills, teamwork, humility, mentoring and bonding with your child. It is player-first and player focused. Every decision, every rule and every program has "what's good for the player". The player-first approach also makes it one of the finest player development programs in the country" said Nirvan Shah, Founder of the 10-year-old PIFA.
"It is a real pleasure to see so many people from different countries around the world come together to play football on a Sunday morning in Mumbai. Hyatt is proud to be a part of this unique undertaking and to support the sport of football, along with the Consular Corps Association of Mumbai and PIFA. As sponsors of the Hyatt Silver Swans underprivileged girls' football team, we are already involved with helping to empower our girls through football, and hope to continue to contribute to the sport's rising popularity in India," said Yasmin Poonegar, Director of Corporate Communications, Southwest Asia for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts.
The League has age appropriate small-sided games and was run in Mumbai over 8 Sundays, from April 26 to May 10, 2015, attracting more than 200 participants from participating Consulates, parents, teachers and students of International Schools and PIFA members. Enrollments for the next edition will open in October 2015. The event was also partnered by Thomas Cook - Gift partner, Red Bull - Energy Drink partner and Cookingwithshy - Catering Partners.
Kunal Pillay Memorial 9-a-side Championship - 2015
Pune FC Under-17 clinch Kunal Pillay Memorial 9-a-side Championship, first-ever title at local level
14.05.2015: PFC Press Release : Pune FC Under-17s added another feather to their cap winning the 2nd Late Kunal Pillay Memorial 9-a-side tournament conducted under the aegis of the Poona District Football Association (PDFA) at the Mathurawala Ground in Wanowrie on Sunday.
In the final, Pune FC U-17s defeated AIYFA Sky Hawks 5-4 in a thrilling penalty shootout to clinch their historic first ever title at the local level. Interestingly, the triumph was also Pune FC U-17’s second this season after winning the Administrator’s Challenge Cup in Chandigarh back in September.
Having logged three back-to-back convincing wins over Khadki Blues, Chetak FC and Pune City Police en route to the final, Pune FC came up against a strong AIYFA Sky Hawks side in the big game. With both sides failing to get on the scoresheet in regulation time, the game progressed into the dreaded penalty shootout.
While Sky Hawks converted all their first four kicks, Pune FC converted three through Abhishek Mhaske, Sebastian Thangmuansang and Tapas Pal as Buanthanglun Samte’s effort was saved. Leading 4-3, Sky Hawks needed to convert the last kick to win but were denied by a brilliant save from Pune FC custodian Anuj Kumar. Muirang slotted home the next kick for Pune FC to level scores and the take the game into sudden-death.
With Sky Hawks once again missing in the sudden death opener, Asish Rai converted for Pune FC handing them a thrilling 5-4 win.
Meanwhile, Pune FC striker Abhishek Mhaske received the ‘Top Goalscorer’ award having found the back of the net 4 times in the competition.
Final: AIYFA Sky Hawks --- 5-4--- via sudden-death
Goalscorers: Abhishek Mhaske, Sebastian Thangmuansang, Tapas Pal, Muirang
Semifinal: Pune City Police --- 3-1---
Goalscorers: Lalremruata 4', Abhishek Mhaske 40', Sebastian Thangmuansang 40+1'
Quarterfinal: Chetak FC --- 4-0 ---
Goalscorers: Lalremruata 6', Abhishek Mhaske 9', 24', Muirang 31'
Pre-quarterfinal: Khadki Blues --- 4-1 ---
Goalscorers: Lalremruata 14', A. Hendry 26', Buanthanglun Samte 37', Abhishek Mhaske 40+1'
VILLE PARLE - MUMBAI PREMIER FOOTBALL LEAGUE (5th Edition) - 2015
01.06.2015: Vile Parle Premier League Media : Parle FC defeat Parle Dazzlers to win the Vile Parle Premier League (VPPL) while Vile Parle Championship (VPC) team, Parle Tigers, clinch promotion to VPPL by beating Parle Wanderers in a promotion play-off at Dubashi Ground, Vile Parle East, Mumbai!
While most Indian Football fanatics were busy with the title decider Bengaluru FC vs. Mohun Bagan AC I-League clash, a bunch of 1,500 people in Vile Parle were spectators to the VPPL Season 5 finale between Parle FC and Parle Dazzlers. Earlier in the tournament Parle Mavericks and Parle Ashkickers to VPC while VPC winners Parle Heats and play-off winners Parle Tigers clinched promotion to the VPPL.
The Grand Finale of VPPL was witnessed by Sumeet Raghavan of Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai fame who was there to promote his upcoming film 'Sandook' with couple of his cast members as Chief Guests. The game was also witnessed by Kundan Chandra – Head of Youth Development of presenting partners Mumbai FC as well as by Mumbai FC player and Indian International Jayesh Rane.
Match Report: Parle FC 3-0 Parle Dazzlers
It was a see-saw ride for both teams and they faced lots of obstacles to reach the Grand Finale of Mumbai's most famous and prestigious Youth Tournament. Parle FC finished 2nd in the league table and beat 1st placed Parle Warriors in the Qualifier 1 to reach the finals. The Dazzlers had an extra match to deal with as the faced the Messiahs in the Eliminator and then Qualifier 1’s losing team Warriors.
The match started with Andon, the highest goalscorer of the tournament, and Prince Anandraj, Mumbai FC's under-19 player, dominating proceedings from the word go. The first half was a story of missed chances and the Dazzlers were riding their luck. Parle FC almost paid for their mistakes as a communication error between Goalkeeper Scott Moraes and a Parle FC defender threatened to break the deadlock.
The second half began in very much similar fashion. The Dazzlers dealed with tired legs having played a match more in the previous days of the tournament and it showed as Prince Anandraj put Parle FC into the lead with Andon's cut-back as the Dazzlers' defence could not cope up with the pace of Parle FC. Andon, who had been the most threatening player of Parle FC, got his reward as he pushed the ball into the goal's top netting to make it 2-0. Parle player Neel Shelar completed the drubbing with a classy finish to end the game 3-0 in favour of Parle FC.
Match Report: Parle Tigers 2-0 Parle Wanderers
Earlier in the evening the VPC saw a play-off match between 2nd placed Parle Tigers and 3rd placed Parle Wanderers. There was a lot at stake the winner of the play-off was not only entitled to a promotion to VPPL but also a cash prize.
Parle Tigers were clear favorites in the match as they were undefeated throughout the tournament with 4 wins and 3 draws while the Wanderers had scored in only 2 of the 7 league matches, both of which they crucially won and was enough to guarantee them the 3rd spot.
In the end it was fairly easy for the Parle Tigers as a goal in each half sealed their promotion with Leander leading the way.
VPPL Best Player – Prince Anandraj (Parle FC)