Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MP Swamy unanimously elected Chairman of BDFA

Chairman of Bangalore District Football Association, MP Swamy was unanimously re-elected today for the period of 2015- 2019 at the BDFA AGM held at the Bangalore Football Stadium. 

Also, the office bearers are unanimously elected for 2015-2019 tenure. 


  • Chairman: MP Swamy - Maharaja Socials
  • Secretary: ST Bhoopal - Bangalore Independents
  • Treasurer: R Ramakrishna - Active Union


BDFA Managing Committee Members

  • KL Prakash - Bangalore  Kickers
  • S.L.Anthony - Royals
  • Sahaya Bakianathan - Queens Star
  • B Kamal Dayakar - BUFC
  • S Shyam Shahi - Bangalore Yellows
  • R Mohan - Southern Blues
  • Aslam Khan - City Club
  • S Shiva - Sporting Youths
  • SP Vijayakumar - Mohd. Sporting
  • Chikka Chennaiah  - Excelsiors
  • M Shiva Shankar - Rabbani
  • V Shankar - Vel Socials
  • Mohd. Imtiaz - Life Member
  • G Appaji - Universal
  • S Devoo Ghodke - Jupiters


KSFA Governing Board  Members 

  • AR Khaleel - Life Member
  • E Krishnanarayana - Dharmaraja Union 
  • Amjad Khan - B’lore Wanderers
  • SA Basaheer - Muslims Heroes
  • AD Nagendra - Life Member
  • S Krishnaji Rao - Vivekananda
  • Sadat Ali Khan - Life Member
  • M Mohan Raj - Life Member
  • Sampangi Ramaiah - Life Member
  • TV Maruthi - Life Member 



Monday, June 29, 2015

AIFF conducts Grassroots session ahead of FIFA Live Your Goals

AIFF Media 

The All India Football Federation conducted a two day informative Grassroots Session on June 26-27, 2015 at the new look Cooperage in Mumbai, Maharashtra, building up to the FIFA Live Your Goals, which is slated to kick-off on Sunday. (June 28, 2015)

Members of the Indian Women’s National Team and local participants from WIFA enthusiastically engaged in the session, which aims to extend the outreach of Women’s Football, whilst spraying the expertise of veterans like Bembem Devi and Bala Devi amongst the young crop, enabling them to learn from the very best.

All India Football Federation’s Technical Director Scott O’ Donell, who played a vital role in organizing this imperative workshop for Women’s Football opines that the influence of veterans will not only enable kids to learn the minute details of the game, but will also motivate them in the process.

Talking exclusively to www.the-aiff.com, O’Donell said, “We have engineered this workshop to inspire the young crop. And that can be only done if their role models teach them. We have aimed at just that”

“It is imperative for Women’s Football to develop and extend its outreach. This Session alongwith the FIFA Live Your Goals, is one the many positive steps taken in that direction”

“It is not only satisfying but encouraging to see interest foster amongst young girls”, O’Donell added.

The 26 Participants, learn the basic fundamentals of Grassroots Football in their theory sessions. And then, emulate and spread them out for the young kids to learn, whilst engaging them with several Footballing activities.

“We are as excited as the kids to engage in this Grassroots Session”, expressed the legendary Bembem Devi to www.the-aiff.com.

“Conducting a Grassroots Session is very new to me, but I am loving the engagement with the kids. This new initiative by AIFF is bound to bloom”.

Over a course of two days, 126 girls participated in the Grassroots Session, indicating that interest is starting to foster amongst the Women of our country.

“It is always a pleasant sight to see young girls engage in Footballing activities”, opined Bala Devi.

“This is a start of something positive and something new, which will take Women’s Football in India to new heights”, she concluded. 



Monday, June 22, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

[NOTICE] SAI Bangalore football trials

Sports Authority of India (SAI) invites budding sports persons for admission to SAI Training Centre, Bangalore for extensive training in football (boys). Selection trial will be held at 7.30 pm, June 19-20 at SAI Training Centre, Hockey Stadium, Shanthi Nagar, Bengaluru-25.

The age range is 12-18 years old and the candidate must be a medal winner in District/State and should have represented school at National-level. 

Candidates are requested to bring the following documents in trial: 

  • Original copy of Date of Birth certificate issued by the Panchayat/Municipality/Corporation 
  • Sports achievements certificate 
  • Class studying certificate from the institution 
  • Medical Fitness certificate issued by the Medical Officer
  • Passport size photograph - 2 no 
  • Photocopy of the above certificates attested by a Gazetted Officer

Participants are requested to appear with proper sports kit. No travelling or dearness allowance (TA DA) would be provided by SAI. 

For further details, contact on this number - 080 22221671. 



Friday, June 12, 2015

AIFF signs MOU with Sports Authority Of India

AIFF Media 

AIFF signed a historic Memorandum Of Understanding with the Sports Authority Of India in the presence of the Union Minister for Youth Affair and Sport Of India, Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday, June 11, 2015.


The MOU creates a detailed roadmap for the close partnership between the AIFF and the Government of India, whilst working for the development of Football and extending the outreach of the sport in India.

Speaking on the occasion, The AIFF General Secretary, Mr. Kushal Das  said that is was imperative for the government and federations to fully develop sport in the country.

The AIFF General Secretary further outlined the basic framework of the agreement which worked on the three broad areas of coach education, talent identification and infrastructural development

The Union Minister of State-Independent Charge for Sports & Youth Affairs, Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal pronounced the signing of the agreement as a significant step in the development of Football. “It is an important occasion for Indian Football and it is a matter of great pride that the SAI is entering into a collaboration with the AIFF.”

“The collaboration will be mutually beneficial for both parties as it focuses on Coach Education, talent development and talent identification, which will be an optimal progression for Indian Football in the coming future”

“The relationship is more than just giving grants and funds. And will focus on the development of Football from the Grassroots”, expressed Injeti Srinivas, DG Sports Authority of India.

“It is imperative to develop infrastructure for the evolution of the National Team. And for this the inception of training centers will be witnessed shortly”, he opined.

One SAI stadium and five training sites have already been shortlisted for use during the FIFA U 17 World Cup to be held in India in 2017.