Wednesday, November 12, 2014

4th Edition of Parikrma Champions League

Parikrma Champions League, an annual school football event organized by the Parikrma Humanity Foundation will be starting from November 18 at the HMT grounds, Jalahalli, Bangalore. This will be the 4th edition of the Parikrma Champions League which will go on till November 18. 

A total of 16 schools will be competing in the Parikrma Champions League, 4 schools are divided in 4 groups, and top 2 schools from each group will make to the knock-out stage. 

Parikrma Champions League will witness 3 out stationed schools from Goa and Kerala and with 13 schools from the Garden City. 


Group A

  • Ryan International School
  • VVMP
  • HMT High School
  • Indus International

Group B

  • Parikrma Centre for Learning
  • DPS North
  • Frank Anthony Public School
  • St Clara’s School (Goa)

Group C

  • Inventure Academy
  • Farooq High School (Kerala)
  • Jain International
  • DPS East

Group D

  • Vidyaniketan School
  • St. Josephs Boys High School
  • Father Agnelo School (Goa)
  • Bishop Cottons Boys School 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Ekalavya Award to Vishal, Dada Peer receives life-time award

Junior India international and Bengaluru FC’s side back Vishal Kumar Ravindra has been presented with the Ekalavya Award by the Government of Karnataka. 

Ekalavya Award is the top sports award set up by the Government of Karnataka for outstanding performance in sports. 

Former DYES coach, veteran Dada Peer received the lifetime achievement award for his contribution towards coaching. wishes both Vishal and Dada Peer for making Bangalore Football proud!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

[NOTICE] KSFA Referees committee to conduct training and examination

The KSFA Referees Committee will be conducting training classes at the Bangalore Football Stadium in the month of December. The training will be followed by an examination, which will be held in January next year. 

Last year the Referees Committee conducted a similar program, which got an excellent response – 49 trainees, including several youngsters across the state attended the program and appeared for the exam. A total of 27 candidates passed the examination. 

In the recently concluded BDFA C Division, 10 successful referees officiated the league.  
Interested candidates should write an application in the following format: 

  • Name:
  • Father Name:
  • Eligibility (Min SSLC pass): 
  • Age (18 - 25 years:
  • Address:
  • Football Experience: 

Applications should reach at the following address: 
Chairman, Referees Committee of KSFA, Ashoknagar, Bengaluru Football Stadium, Bengaluru-560025 
Contact – 9880179080/25512996

Thursday, October 9, 2014

[Pic Gallery] Pre-season friendlies - Bengaluru FC in Guangzhou, China

Pic: Bengaluru FC

BFC 0 Vs Eastern AA, Hong Kong 2 - Beikhokhei battles with an Eastern AA player

BFC 0 Vs Eastern AA, Hong Kong 2 - Rooney's run is halted by an Eastern AA defender

BFC 0 Vs Eastern AA, Hong Kong 2 -  Beikhokhei battles with an Eastern AA player

BFC 0 Vs Guangzhou R&F, China 3 -  Eugeneson tries to block a pass from a Guangzhou R&F player
BFC 0 Vs Guangzhou R&F, China 3 - Thoi battles for possession with a Guangzhou R&F player

BFC 0 Vs Guangzhou R&F, China 3 - Beikho vies for the ball with a Guangzhou R&F player

BFC 0 Vs Guangzhou R&F, China 3 - Thoi makes a pass under pressure from a Guangzhou R&F player

BFC 0 Vs Guangzhou R&F, China 3 - Lyngdoh attempts a pass 

[Pre-season friendlies] Bengaluru go down to Guangzhou R&F

Bengaluru FC Media 

Bengaluru FC ended their pre-season tour of China with a 3-0 defeat to Chinese Super League team Guangzhou R&F at the Guangzhou University Sports Complex, in Guangzhou, on Thursday. The Sven-Goran Eriksson-coached team went into half time with a 2-0 lead and put the friendly beyond doubt with a late third. 

Bengaluru came close on two occasions within a matter of minutes in the second half but Sean Rooney struck straight at the ’keeper just before CK Vineeth’s volley from an Udanta Kumam cross, came off the post. 

Just like in the game against Eastern AA, Bengaluru conceded early when striker Zhang Shao turned in the box to shoot R&F into a 4th minute lead. Ashley Westwood was forced to make an early substitution when midfielder Josh Walker had to be pulled off after landing awkwardly on his shoulder, making way for Darren Caldeira. 

The hosts went 2-0 up in the 29th minute after Guangzhou’s Zhang Yuan made most of a weak back pass, rounding ’keeper Pawan Kumar before finishing from an angle. Bengaluru FC did manage to ask the R&F defense a few questions and Eugeneson Lyngdoh’s strike from 20 yards missed the target by just a little.
Bengaluru FC stepped up their game in the second half where Westwood threw in Vineeth for Beikhokhei Beingaichho on the left. The pace on the flanks with Udanta on the right, saw Bengaluru keep the R&F defence alert.  

However, Zhang Chenlong finished matters, calmly finishing after being put through from the midfield.  

The big positive for Bengaluru was Westwood’s boys being up to the task on the physical front. The Blues’ game even drew praise from the R&F manager. “Though it was a friendly, it was a game with high intensity and that’s always good to see. I feel Bengaluru FC came strongly at us and were physically very good. It was a game we enjoyed being part of,” said Eriksson. 

Westwood said the trip was a good exercise for his team who will be vying for an AFC Champions League spot this season. “The aim of the trip was to test ourselves in Asia as we have aspirations of qualifying for the AFC Champions League. Guangzhou R&F are chasing current AFC Champions League winners Guangzhou Evergrande, in the Chinese Super League so the competition we faced doesn’t get much harder,” he said.  

The gaffer was pleased with the fight his side showed in the game against a technically superior side. “We competed hard and we matched them physically and showed them our fitness which was encouraging. We came knowing we can compete at this level. Obviously, there’s a bit of a gap in terms of technical quality and Guangzhou R&F are a few years in front of us in terms of being established. These are the kind of teams we are looking forward to competing with in the future and if we keep working hard, we definitely can compete,” said Westwood. 

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