WORLD CUP - Germany Champions 2014
Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win the 2014 FIFa World Cup held in Brazil. This was their 4th title.
They played ; G1 - Portugal 4-0, G2 - Ghana 2-2, G3 - USA 1-0, PQF Algeria 2-1, QF France 1-0, SF Brazil 7-1
TEAM : Donation Appeal to see India play World Cup
PIFA has been in the forefront of youth development in Indian football.
This would not have happened without support from those who would like to see India to play the World Cup in the near future.
PIFA has now completed 10 years producing numerous state & national youth players.
The donations helps PIFA sustain their community program that harness and develop talent form the underprivildged Colaba community.
We hope that you will take a moment out and donate a special amount that will help PIFA to continue producing & nurturing national talents
CAMPS : PIFA Champions Tour to Liverpool/Manchester 2014
PIFA Champions Tour 2014 to Manchester / Liverpool
Date : 12-22 June 2014
The Skills winner for the camp was Dhruv Roy with 660 points
ACADEMY : Trials for admission to Elite Academy
PIFA is conducting trials for admission into the ELITE ACADEMY
The ELITE Program will be conducted by qualified licensed FA 2 coaches to develop world class players. The syllabus will be on par with International Premier League Football Academies. The coach will work on technique, tactics & fitness aswell as psychological aspects of the game.
The students of the Elite academy will be slected to play for the PIFA Colaba FC U15, U17, U19 & mens team. The team plays AIFF, WIFA & MDFA tournaments such as the I league, MUPC, etc
Venue : Sacred Heart School Football Ground, Santa Cruz, Mumbai
Date : Every Wednesday 11 & 18 June 2014.
Time : 4 pm onward
Date pd Birth : 2001, 2000,1999, 1998, 1997, 1996
To register send email to [email protected] (Name, Date Of Birth, Mobile, Email & School/College)
ACADEMY : Download the World Cup Score Sheet
Predict and maintain your own score book this WORLD Cup.
On click the link the file will be downloaded.
ACADEMY : PIFA Director conducts AIFF D license course
PIFA Director Nirvan Shah conducted his 3rd AIFF D License Coaching Course at Cooperage Stadium from 28 April to 2 May 2014.
Thirty coaches from all India participated in this course.
CAMPS : PIFA Champions Tour to Liverpool
LAST DATE : May 5, 2014 (for Non UK Visa holders)
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TEAM : Registrations for Team trials
Players that wish to register for the under mentioned PIFA Colaba FC teams may do so by filling the form online,
No phone calls will be entertained.
Trial date and venue will be sent to you as and when they are fixed.
TEAM : U19 remains unbeaten in MDFA 1st Div.
PIFA Colaba FC U19 team playing the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) 1st Division remains unbeaten after 3 matches.
vs Soccer A-Z 2-0
vs Bombay FC 3-0
vs Oberoi Hotel 0-0
ACADEMY : PIFA boy wins 5th South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenger
PIFA kid Aman Gaikwad (13yrs) wins QPR - 5th South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenger 2013 . He has been chosen for training with the English Championship side Queens Park Rangers (QPR) in London.
Winner of the Championship, Aman Santosh Gaikwad, 13 year old student from Holy Name High School, residing in Machhimar Nagar said, "It is a dream comes true for me. I always watched players of English Premier League play for their teams and wondered if I would ever get to play like this. Now through the South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenger 2013, I have got an opportunity to learn at an international level. I am looking forward to the next three weeks of learning, fun and excitement."
The first edition was won by PIFA student Hussain Vahanvaty.
ANNOUCEMENT : PIFA looking for Investors
Premier India Football Academy (PIFA) has been at the forefront as the landscape for football changes in India since the last 10 years.
PIFA are privileged to have a team in the i-League (2nd Division) and several Juniors teams. PIFA also has a training academy that has hundreds of students honing their football skills on a daily basis. PIFA is also associated with football clubs and academies in Europe. Founder Nirvan Shah is a businessman as well as an UEFA licensed coach.
PIFA is looking for investors who are passionate about the sport and its burgeoning future in India, Investors who will help make PIFA expand all India into the biggest football academy in India and to take the team into the I league.
The promoters Anjali Shah and Nirvan Shah are still 100 percent owners of the PIFA team, academy and brand.
Contact +91 98209 68365.
ACADEMY : Enroll for Goalkeeping course
PIFA has produced 2 India junior (boy and girl) goalkeepers and many state and club goal keepers in the past 5 yrs.
PIFA announces Goalkeeping 5 day intensive specialized training (10hr) kicking off in April
Location : Churchgate (Tue or Thu morning) OR Santacruz / Bandra. (Thu and/or Sat evening)
Cost : Rs 7500/-
Only 6-8 participants 12 years and above.
To get more details & form send email -
Mention : your name, age and 2 lines about yourself.
Email : [email protected]
ACADEMY : PIFA coaches get their coaching badges.
PIFA coaches Crish Shah (FA 1), Neel Shah, Garric Mathais, Anthony Andrews, Johnson Rodrigues & Kevin Das attended the AIFF D license coaching certification held at Cooperage Stadium on 18-22 March 2014.
TEAM : PIFA Colaba to kick off Elite MDFA vs RCF
The MDFA has finally set a date for PIFA Colaba FC to play their first match in the elitei division this season. The team will play against RCF on 5 March 2014 at Goan Ground>
The Elite division consisting of 14 teams is divided into 2 groups. PIFA group consist of RCF, Companeros, Central Railway, Central Bank, Air India, & Indian Navy.
While the other grup consist of ONGC, Mumbai Customs, Union Bank, Western Railway, Kenkre, M S Police & GM East Inida.
TEAM : PIFA in semifinals at MUPC U15 at Pune
PIFA Colaba U15 thrash Madhya Pradesh DFA 3-0 (Kamran Ansari-2 & Rohit Naidu-1) in their 3rd and final match of their Group A - remaining unbeaten with 7 points and topping the group of the MUPC 2014 West & South Zone.
TEAM : PIFA to play 4th I league 2 division.
PIFA played group stage at Dhanbad, Jharkand with only one foreigner
TEam List : Vikram Singh (GK), Kishen Sulegai (GK), Clifford Garret (CB), Shabbir Ali Shaikh (RB), Sujit Pandey (RB), Karan Amin (LB), Amit Pardeshi (RB), David D'Souza (CB), Ronit Goon (CB), Prasad Sarand (CB), Dashyanng Kachru (CDM), Neehar Mukne (CDM), Nishant Rana (LCM), Mintu Saha (LWM), Sushil Tawde (LM), Roshan Kamaran (RM), Ganesh Kamath (RWM), Sam Cruz (CAM), Zeeshan Shaikh (CF), Tushar Poojary (CF), Emmanuel Okoye (CF)
Team Coach : Nirvan Shah (UEFA / AFC B)
Team Manager : Suraj Pillai
Team Physio : Vivek Agale
Only 12 teams qualified this year.
07-Feb-2014: PIFA Colaba FC - Kalighat Milan Sangha
09-Feb-2014: Garhwal Heroes FC - PIFA Colaba FC
12-Feb-2014: PIFA Colaba FC - MP United FC
14-Feb-2014: Green Valley SC - PIFA Colaba FC
17-Feb-2014: PIFA Colaba FC - Royal Wahingdoh FC
TEAM : PIFA Colaba play I league U19
PIFA will participate in the U19 I league. The team will play their group stage in MaharashtraThey will play home and away against Pune FC, AIFF Academy, Kenkre & Mumbai FC.
PIFA home ground will be Goan Sports near Metro. Squad list : 1 Pranav Katra 2 Piram Master 3 Aftab Khan 4 Chetan Naik 5 Ravindra Sonar 6 Ravi Bagdi Kumar 7 Ramakant Pawar 8 Venkatesh Tolimarla 9 Roger Shah 10 Valentine Pereira 11 Neel Shah 12 Deepak Kanojia 13 Lavesh Patil 14 Ronith Jain 15 Vishal Deewar 16 Sushant Jadhav 17 Saif Shaikh 18 Mohammed Ishaq Jafffer Shaikh 19 Robert Elan Govan 20 Aloysius Fernandes 21 Sahil Mukane 22 Chetan Dhanu 23 Rohit Marchande 24 Amar Shah 25 Aaron Machado 26 Martin Melwin Assisi 27 Rohan Chavan 28 Karan Patel
EVENT : Sunflower Champions League Day
PIFA organised the Sunflower Champions League Day at the Cooperage Stadium on 28 November 2013 for the toddlers of Sunflower Nursery School. 72 children children between 1.5 to 4.5 years participated in the fun filled football day.
The toddlers performed for their parents and later played a football match.
EVENT : Premier Skills Contest winner is Shyamol
PIFA organised Premier Skills Contest was held on 24 Novemeber simultaneously at the beautiful at Ascend International School in Mumbai and the Unison World School complex i Dehra Dun complex.
Two hundred and fifteen children competed to be in India's top 50 list.
The players were tested for passing, shooting, dribbling and control. After each test they were allotted scores on their performance.
The winner was PIFA students Shamoyl Arsiwala with 780 points. Whie the highest for the girls was Chutinut of Unison World School with 590 points.
CAMP : PIFA International Camp at Unsion World School
PIFA organised an International camp from 21st November, 2013 to 24th November, 2013 at Unison World School, Dehradun. Experienced FA licensed coaches conducted the camp. Coach Ian form Liverpool and Coach Crish both FA licensed coaches.
The four days camp commenced with a day dedicated to the basic elements of Football training - Shooting, Dribbling, Passing Speed Test, Mine League & Control. Also a fitness test as well as psychology test was conducted to make the children aware of how they can help themselves.
The Valediction ceremony took place in the seminar hall at UWS on 24 November, 2013. The Chief Guest for the evening was Mr Rajesh Mamgain, Distrct Sports Officer. A presentation of the camp was given by the coaches Mr Crish Shah and Ian R. Certificates to all the participants were given by the Chief Guest.
The skills winner was Chutinut (11yrs) with 590 points.
TEAM : PIFA Colaba U17 remain unbeaten
The young boys from Colaba remain unbeaten in the MDFA 2nd divsion league.
FOUNDATION : PIFA trained children from Colaba shine in Milind Deora Tournament
PIFA trained under priviledged children supported by "PIFA Foundation" have done well in the Milind Deora Tournament all the teams have made it to the quarter finals round.
Please donate to the foundation and help develop Indian Football.
EVENT : Premier Football League 2013
CAMP : PIFA at Hopetown Girls School
PIFA conducted a 4 day intensive camp for 40 girls between 12 yrs to 16 yrs at Hopetown Girls School in Dehra Dun from 2-5 September 2013.
The skills winner for the camp was Vanshika Jain with 430 points from 4 tests.
PIFA also conducted 4 hrs intensive training for the girls U17 team.
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ACADEMY : New Centre opened in Borivali
PIFA has opened a new centre in Borivali in August 2013.
Venue : Gitanjali Maidan, next to JBCN,Navagaon, Dahisar (West), Borivali
Days : Sat & Sun
Time : 8am to 9am (Age 7-10 yrs & 11-14 yrs)
For details and fees call 89760 21055
ACADEMY : Register for Elite training program starting 20 July
Contact 98209 68365 to register
Fees : Rs 6000/-
CAMP : PIFA Champions Tour to Barcelona (June) a grand success.
HIGHLIGHT : Trained at Hristo Stoichkov Academy, Toured Nou Camp Stadium & Museum. Visited Water World. Participated in Copa Catalunya, an International Tournament. The U19 finished 5th and the U11 finished 4th
Mumbai Lions U11 boys playing the Copa Catalunya entered the semifinals by playing
5:0 - PGS Alessandrai (Eygpt)
2:1 - Portazgo S.D. (Spain)
2:5 - Sokol Sports School (Russia) (Eventual WINNERS)
4:0 - Sports Academy SAI (Eygpt)
Quaterfinals : 3:1 - Dresdener SC (Germany)
Semifinals : 0:5 Lost to Canada AA (Canada)
3/4th position : Lost to Ednist (Ukraine) on penalty 6:7
Bollywood star Mallaika Arora Khan cheers for Mumbai Lion.
ACADEMY : PIFA Directors meet Johan Cruyff
PIFA Directors Anjali & Nirvan Shah were specially invited to meet Johan Cruyff at a Cruyff Foundation event in Barcelona. the directors were visiting the Hristo Stoichkov Academy.
PIFA Champions Tour 2013 to Barcelona (May) watch FCB lift Trophy
PIFA Champions Tour to Barcelona (15-25 May 2013) comes to a successful end.
The campers watched FC Barcelona play Real Vallolid at Nou Camp and lift the Spanish Premier League Trophy and trained at the Hristo Stoichkov Academy.
Twenty eight campers particiapted in this once in a lifetime experience.
PIFA Champions Tour 2013 to Manchester meet Wayne Rooney
PIFA Champions tour kicked off on 1st May with training by Gary Judge (UEFA A) and Hannah Connnor from Liverpool.
The camp included one day training at EPL academies - Liverpool, Manchester City, West Bromwich & Manchester United.
EPL Match West Brom vs Wigan
The campers meet Manchester United Champion - Wayne Rooney
ACADEMY : PIFA coaches being updated.
PIFA coaches Sachin & Hanif have just completed the FIFA Grassroot Certification held at WIFA, Cooperage.
PIFA Colaba FC coach Faruk Ahmed (UEFA / AFC "A") invited by AIFF to do the AFC "PRO" License.
PIFA Director and team coach Nirvan Shah (UEFA / AFC "B") invited by AIFF to do the AFC "A" License held in Vashi.
Always keeping our students updated of the latest training methods and how to get the maximum from each training day.
TEAM : PIFA Colaba U14 win KSA Futsal
PIFA Colaba FC U 14 boys beat Chauhan FC 2-0 to win the Karnatak Sporting Association Open Futsal Tournament.
The had thrashed PDP 12-0 in their opening game.
ACADEMY : PACT 2013
PIFA All Center Tournament (PACT) was held on 13 April 2013 in two locations this time. Children below 13 played at the Santa Cruz center, while children above 13 played at the Bandra centre.
It was a day for all students to show their skills and perform in a stress free environment.
TEAMS : Milind Deora Tournament winners U15
PIFA Colaba boys U15 - Winners, PIFA JJ boys U15 - Runners Up and PIFA Holy Name U19 girls - Runners Up of the Milind Deora Tournament 2013
PIFA Foundation work showing results, again. Please donate generously if you want to see Indian football develop and help these under privileged children LIVE THEIR DREAM.
Cheques payable to "PIFA FOUNDATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF SPORTS"
CAMP : PIFA summer camp announced
PIFA Summer Camp
29 Apr - 3 May and/or 6 May 11 May 2013 8 am to 10 am
Boys & Girls, 6-18 yrs old.
5 or 10 days training, 2 hours a day
2. Opera House
Contact : 808 037 8006
TEAM : PIFA Colaba FC U19 in MDFA 1st division play off
PIFA Colaba FC (U19) MDFA have once again qualified for the 1st Div playoff.
TEAM : PIFA Sports (Colaba) FC team announced
PIFA Sports (Colaba) FC - I league 2nd div 2013
Following are the names of Indian players :
James Swamy (GK) , Neeraj Sharma (GK), Shabbir Ali, Aavesh Shaikh, Nihal Chandran, Roshan Karmaran, Sam Cruz, Jacky Khaidem, Varin Mehta, Nagesh Swamy, Dashyanng Kachru, Akash Jain, Tushar Poojary, Nishant Rana, Priyo Kumar, Ravindra Tamatta, Ketan Kalgutkar, Neel Shah, Clifford Garette, Sushil Kawade, Kenneth Desena, Ramakant Pawar, Ashish Pawaskar, Titus Uttankar, Roger Sam,
Foreigner’s: Vincent Asuquo (Nigeria), James Phiri (Zimbabwe), Emmanuel Okoye (Nigeria)
The team will be coached by Faruk Ahmed (UEFA A licensed) and Physio Manish Dhabliya
Team Manager Mr Sudhakar Rane, Assistant Team Manager Mr Tejesh Sharma.
CAMP : PIFA Champions Tour 2013 to Barcelona
LIVE YOUR DREAM
Watch Barcelona vs Real Valladolid at Nou Camp. (May) / Amusement park (June)
Participate in an International Youth Tournament in Barcelona
Training with the best football academy
And go with the most experienced and qualified academy.
CAMPS DATES :
1. May 15-25, 2013
2. June 18-29, 2013
For more details email : [email protected]
ACADEMY : PIFA Foundation girls win ONGC U16
Colaba girls trained by PIFA Coach Sumeet for the PIFA Foundation won the U16 ONGC NGO Cup.
EVENT : PFL 2012-13 comes to a grand end.
The Premier Football League / Junior Football League organsied by PIFA came to grand finaleon 23 February 2013.
This is a culmination of 11 weeks of hard fought exciting matches on a Saturday morning.
- 34 teams, 250 players.
FINALE - SCORES
JFL 1 Falcons 6 : 5 Dolphins
JFL 2 Panthers 5 : 6 Alligators (3:3 FT)
JFL 3 Titans 11 : 1 Terminators
JFL 4 All Stars 0 :3 Bombay Bullets
PFL 1 Buca 5 : 1 Tom Boys
PFL 2 Black Panthers 23 : 1 Cubs
EVENT : PFL Girls 2012-13 comes to an end
Premier Football League for the Junior & Senior girls came to an end with the Ballerinas & the Spice Girls winning their respctive groups.
The league kicked off on 17 November 2012. 60 girls participated in this Saturday morning league.
Saaya Metha was adjudged the player of the Tournament. She was presented a NIKE Football.
Website - www.pfleague.in
ACADEMY : PIFA Director meets AFC Technical Director
PIFA Director Nirvan Shah with Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Technical Director, Jim Shelby.
"The Asian Football Confederation is aware of the potential of success which lies within India. I have had discussions with both Rob Baan and Scott O’Donell and some strategies have been chalked out which will be implemented in 2013. The global trend stays to develop the local instructors."
TEAM : PIFA Colaba FC in Group B I league 2nd div
PIFA Sports FC in Group B - Indore of the AIFF I-league 2nd division.
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NEWS : PIFA Director conducts AIFF Course
PIFA Director Nirvan Shah (UEFA / AFC licensed coach) conducted the AIFF D License course for 25 coaches at the WIFA, Cooperage ground in Mumbai form 20-25 January 2013.
TEAM : PIFA qualifies to play I league 2nd division 2013
For the third year in a row PIFA Colaba now called PIFA Sports has qualified from Maharashtra to play for the I league 2nd division.
ACADEMY : New centers @ Churchgate, Ghatkopar & Colaba
PIFA has opened the following new centers from 1st january 2013
- Ghatkopar for PIFA youth team training only. Sat & Sun
- Colaba for PIFA youth team training only Mon, Wed & Fri 5-7pm
PIFA know has 19 centers all in Mumbai.
Call 022 33789013 to enrol to a centre close to you.
PIFA 2003 - 2013 - 10 yrs - THANK YOU
PIFA will complete 10 years of training in 2013. The academy has a very long list of accomplishments. being pioneers in professionalising youth development football training programs in Mumbai & India.
The academy has planned some great programs for 2013, starting with a change in the training structure at all the academy centers. Students will be assessed and certified after each 3 month module.
So keep a look out on the ewebsite and face book page for announcements - https://www.facebook.com/PIFA.India
TEAM : PIFA Colaba FC lift runners up in Pune
PIFA Colaba FC mens team lost the finals of the Guru Teg Bahadur Cup in Pune.
TEAM : PIFA Foundation U16 children lifted the runners up Kick Stars
PIFA Foundation U16 boys lifeted the runners up cup KICK STARS Tournament after losing to KSA on penalty shoot out 0-1.
Toddlers : Batches & Centers for the NEW YEAR
Academy : Exciting new training program
PIFA is launching an exciting new program to help develop skills that are so important to help young kids develop into outstanding players.
Starting January 2013, the latest training methods employed by our international affiliates in Barcelona, Liverpool and Milan will be enforced. The skills will bundled into modules to help the kids develop and harness their skills. 24 hours training session completed in 12 weeks.
The program is designed by UEFA licensed coaches.
The DRIBBLING MODULE - PLAY LIKE MESSI will be the first module to be launched.
TEAM : Train and play for PIFA
PIFA have luanched the train and play module for boys over 16 years of age.
Players will be given once/twice a week training at one of the PIFA centers to prepare them to play in the MDFA league in 2012.
PIFA Ghatkopar and PIFA Bandra will be the 2 teams to kickoff traininig in January 2013.
Call 98209 68365 for detail to enroll.
EVENT : PIFA at Kids Central Expo
PIFA participated in the Kids Central Expo held at World Trade Center on 24-25 November 2012.
Pictures of the event can be seen on the facebook site.
CAMPS : PIFA International Camp in Dehra Dun
Coaches from UK Vlad & Tony both experienced youth coaches kicked off the PIFA International Camp in Dehra Dun at the Unison World School from 22-25 November 2012.
Thirty one girls enrolled for this camp, this camp being the 32nd camp in India in 8 years.
EVENT : Celebrity kids kick off JFL / PFL
Rarely do you hear Bollywood children being Chief Guests and that to for a sporting event.
EVENT : South African consulate to wins Bombay Blitz Plate
PIFA collabrated with the South African consulate team - Bombay Bafan to win the Bombay Gymkhana Blitz Plate.
TODDLERS : PIFA Toddlers Football Program
PIFA TODDLERS is a fun filled pre-school introductory program in football and fitness.
It is broken down into multiple modules of 12 sessions each and is conducted in a pressure free and play group environment.
- Follows the ‘fun, motivate then challenge’ pattern
- Fine-tunes a child’s basic balance, agility and co-ordination
- Develops important social skills like listening, sharing, taking turns and teamwork
- Works on improving a child’s physical dexterity, particularly in the lower limbs and feet through a variety of ball-balancing games
- Is conducted in a safe and friendly environment with ‘fun play equipment’
- Each session is a 45 minute fun filled class and has a 1:6 coach to child ratio.
Academy : PIFA Director attends the ĎArt of German Goalkeeping' Course
Nirvan Shah, PIFA Director & UEFA coach successfully completed Mr Lutz Pfannenstiel's - Goalkeeping course, the 'Art of German Goalkeeping' organised by AIFF in association with the Deutscher Fußball-Bund -DFB and the Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund (DOSB -German Olympic Sports Confederation)
The training was held at the Cooperage Football ground from 8-15 October 2012 and hosted by WIFA.
EVENT : PIFA NSCI Tournament 2012
NSCI hosted the first ever football tournament for the members. Football was introduced to the club by PIFA 2 years ago. PIFA organised this one day football fest for over 50 member children on 14 Oct at the West lawn.
This edition had only 2 age groups U8 & U12.
EVENT : Rotaract Club of HR - PIFA are Soccer skills partner
PIFA was the Soccer Skills Partner of the Rotaract Club - H. R. College festival "We are the World" held at St Stanislaus School.
The event was held on 6-7 October 2012 at St Stanislaus School.
Academy : New center in Parel
PIFA has opened a new center in Parel. The training will be held on astro turf pitch.
Days : Wed & Fri
Time : 5pm - 6pm (U6 & U8); 6pm - 7pm (U10 & U12)
To register call : 98209 68365
PIFA has 14 centers in Mumbai.
Academy : Directors attend AIFF Coaching Seminar
PIFA Director Nirvan Shah And Technical Director Faruk Ahmad were both invited to participate with 63 other AIFF recognised elite coaches and selectors for a week long AIFF Coaching Seminar at the AIFF Regional Academy in Vashi.
Mr Rob Baan, All India Football Federation, Technical Director, wanted PIFA to promise him, that we will come back to him within a month with a kid who we believe has the potential to play for India in the future. He has appointed PIFA as his scouts.
Indian National Coach Wim Koevermans has stressed that the Indian team will be playing 4:3:3 system.
Academy : PIFA trained Holy Family High School U16 win runners up
Within a month of being appointed football training partners to Holy Family High School, Chakala, the school lifted the 5th Derek D'Souza Memorial Football - Runners up trophy. The school also won the best striker award.
Academy : PIFA new center in Andheri (E)
Premier India Football Academy (PIFA) have opened another center in Mumbai. The new center in Andheri (E) will be operational from July 10, 2012.
Days : Tuesday & Thursday
Time & Age : 5-6pm for U12 : 6-7pm for U17
Venue : Holy Family High School, Chakala, Andheri East.
To register call 98209 68365
CAMP : PIFA Champions Tour - Barcelona (June 2012)
CAMP : PIFA Champions Tour - Manchester (June 2012)
PIFA Champions Tour - Manchester
Jun 10-19, 2012 @ Manchester
PIFA kicked off its 27th European camp this time to Manchester. The campers werer treated to a training session at Liverpool academy.
HIGHLIGHT : Training at Coaching Connexions Academy, Tour of Manchester United's Old Trafford, Liverpool's Stadium Anfield & Everton's Goodison Park & Museum and Alton Tower amusement park.
TEAM : Faruk Ahmad appointed as Head Coach
Faruk Ahmad (UEFA / AFC - A licensed) has been appointed as Head coach for PIFA Colaba FC teams as well as Teachnical Director of the academy.
His first assignment was the PIFA Colaba FC U15 team that participated in the NIKE MUPC India Tournament 2012. The team won the West & South Zonals and came runners up in the All India Finals.
TEAM : PIFA to train Bombay Gymkhana Teams
PIFA have been appointed as traininig partners for the Bombay Gymkhana Women and U19 Boy's Colts Team for the year 2012-2013.
The training will be headed by UEFA Coach Nirvan Shah and PIFA coach Kanu. The aim of the training is to develop a tactically & technically strong team to compete in various tournaments in and out of Mumbai.
CAMP : PIFA Champions Tour - Barcelona 2012
PIFA Champions Tour - Spain
May 1-10, 2012 @ Barcelona.
TEAM :PIFA finish runners-ups of the All India U-15 Nike MUPC 2012.
Premier India Football Academy (PIFA) under 15 students from the Elite training entered the finals of the NIKE - Manchester United Premier Cup tournament played at the SESA Academy football ground Goa from 7-10 May 2012.
This was a fantastic result for PIFA considering this was their first appearance as a team in this tournament. Teams representing Kerala, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Goa fought for the West & South zonal title along with last years winner Salgaocar SC.
PIFA Colaba FC, Maharashtra topped their group by beating Youth Club Soccer Academy, Gujarat 4-1, Dunes FC, Goa 3-0 and drew 1-1 with Idukki Football Academy, Kerala. In the Zonal (west & south) semi-finals they beat Narmada FC, Madhya Pradesh 4-0 and in the finals beat defending champions Salgaocar SC 3-0.
In the All India semi finals they beat Idukki Football Academy, Kerala 3-0 PIFA Colaba FC after playing 6 matches in 3 days had to play the finals against a fresh Chandigarh FA side that had only played one match in the last 5 days. The exhausted PIFA Colaba boys conceded 2 goals in the 2nd half of extra time.
CFA were the winners of the North, Northeast and East Zonal leg which was earlier held at the JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur and consisted of teams from Assam, Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Orissa, Punjab, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
TEAM : Tejas, Pritam, Faizaan, Mrunal, Sherwyn, Kshitij, Al-Umair, Sohail, Hemant, Kamlesh, Dheeraj, Sushant, Judon, Prathamesh, Suraj,Thoichan.
Mr Faruk Ahmad (Coach)
Mr Nagesh Swamy (Assistant Coach)
Ms Nivedita Vishwanathan (Physio)
Mr Tejesh Sharma (Manager)
CAMP : PIFA Summer camp held at Juhu Centre
Premier India Football Academy (PIFA) - 6th annual summer camp was held at Juhu on the 30th April. The 10 day long camp helped the participants to develop their passing, shooting and dribbling skills.
The camp was conducted by FA licensed coach Mr. Ruxton Vaz and designed by PIFA’s technical director Farukh Ahmad who is one of the few UEFA – A licensed coaches in India.
The participants were assessed at the end of the camp and will be awarded a participation certificate. Talented players were recommended to attend trials for the PIFA Colaba FC youth teams.
Nike was the official football sponsors for the Summer Camp.
CAMP : PIFA Champions Tour - Manchester 2012
May 7-15, 2012 @ Manchester.
HIGHLIGHT : Training at Coaching Connexions Academy, Tour of Manchester United & Manchester City Stadium. & Museum. Watch FC Everton play New Castle at Goodison Park. Visit to Liverpool Academy.
Academy : NSS Hiill Spring International School 2011-12
PIFA successfully conclude the football training for NSS Hill Spring International School 2011-2012 with presentation of certificates and prizes to the students. This was the 3rd year.
The U16 team attained promotion from the 4th Division to the 2nd division in 2 years. They finished runners up in they 3rd division this year. All the school teams reached the quarterfinals.
Best Players for the year 2011-2012 at the MSSA :
U-10 Boys - Vraj Shah
U-12 Boys - Shaan Navani
U-14 Boys - Amar Patel
U-14 Girls - Sabiha Officewala
Best Player Girls - Naomi Kasbekar.
Best Player Boys - Arnav Kasbekar.
EVENT : Table Football Tournament for Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
PIFA are conducting a Table Football Tournament for the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) at the Cross Maidan (Open Space in Front of Open Air Stage), Mumbai on 14th & 22nd April 2012. Winners will win tickets to Germany.
Germany and India 2011-2012 : Infinite Opportunities
A project initiated by the German Federal Foreign Office, the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Goethe-Institute
Event : PIFA children shoot for Zoya Akhtar
PIFA children were invloved in a film shooting at Bnadra centre for Zoya Akhtar's new film.
Academy : PIFA launches PIFA 10 program
EVENT : PFL 2011-12 winners Panthers
The First edition of the Premier Football League (PFL) ended on 3 March 2012.
It all came down to the final round match between Panthers and Cara Mitiez. The match was won by Panthers 2-1 and thereby winning the league.
PFL kicked off on 3rd December 2011, with 6 teams participating in this invitational league. Each team played one on Saturday mornings.
The first edition had 60 boys in the 14-15 years age group (U16) category participating in this fast paced 5 a side tournament.
The best player award was won by Jason Norohna and Fair play Award to Vikramaditya Joshi. Both players won prizes from NIKE.
Event : PACT 2012 a big success
Premier India Football Academy organised their annual PIFA All Centre Tournament (PACT) at Parel.
Around 180 children from all the PIFA centers participated in 3 age groups. The students were mixed and got to make new friends.
The children got a chance to show their skills in a stress free environment. Parents attended in huge numbers.
Music, food and loads of smiles.
Everyone was the winner.
NIKE were the official football's.
TEAM : PIFA Colaba FC ends 2011-2012 season successfully.
PIFA Colaba FC - Season : 2011-12.
Winners - Abhijit Kadam Memorial Cup 2012.
Runners Up - Nadkarni Cup 2011-12, AKM Shield 2011, BFRA Trophy 2011 & 2012.
3rd place - MDFA Elite Divsion 2011
TEAM : PIFA Colaba FC - WINNERS - Abhijit Kadam Memorial Football Cup
PIFA Colaba FC won the Abhijit Kadam Memorial Cup 2012 in Pune on 11 March 2012. They beat Prayag United 1-0 ( Nagesh Swamy) in the finals. The team beat Deccan XI Pune in semifinal. In the group stage they drew with Mumbai FC 0-0 & Sesa Goa 1-1
Coach : Nirvan Shah
Team : Kishan Sulegai, Clifford Garrett, Vincent Bassey, Vinay Jadhav, Dheeraj Meher, Hantoba Singh, Jackie Singh, Sushil Kawde, George Wamou, Nagesh Swamy, Dashanng Kachru, Godpower Canopy, Gautam Kanojia, Mohsin Khan, Jeevan Nalge, Ravindra Tamatar, Ganesh kamat, Subhash Mondal — at Bharati Vidyapeeth University Football Ground
TEAM : PIFA Colaba FC - I league 2nd division scdedule
PIFA Colaba FC will be playing at the Ambedkar Stadium, Delhi and the match schdeule for the 2nd division I league is as follows :
1 Feb - Vasco SC
5 Feb - Golden Threads
8 Feb - Luangmual FC
10 Feb - Simla Youngs FC
14 Feb - Langsing FC
16 Feb - KGF Academy
20 Feb - Mohammedan SC
EVENT : PIFA at Ecole Mondiale Christmas Carnival 2011
Premier India Football Academy were invited by Ecole Mondiale World School, Juhu to organise a football activity for the students at the Ecole Christmas Carnival held on 20 December 2011.
TEAM : PIFA Colaba FC are runners up of Abhijit Kadam Memorial Shield
PIFA Colaba FC team are Runners UP of the Abhijit Kadam Memorial Shield losing on penalties to the host and organising Pune team. 0-0 (5-4)
In the semifinals they beat Rabbani FC (Nagpur) 1-1 (5-4) (Vicent).Quarter fianls - Pune's Thunder Catz 6-1 (George 2, Manick, Jeevan, Sam & Ramakant. Man of the Match George)
Earlier they kicked off their campaign with a 1-0 win over Pune FC A on 9 December to enter the quarter finals. (Goal Scored by Manik, Man Of the Match was Sushil.)
EVENT : Premier Football League kicks off
Premier Football League for U16 group kicked off on Dec 3, 2011.
Results Day 1 : 3 Dec 2011
* Buca 8 : 0 Baltic Warriors
* Caramitiez 3 : 0 Panthers
* Street Boys 0 : 2 Stars
Next Round on Dec 10, 2011
TEAM: PIFA COLABA lift Colaba Junior Football Trophy
PIFA Colaba FC U16 team lifted the Colaba Junior Football Trophy for the 2nd time in a row by beating Oscar Foundation 2-0 in the Finals.
Thirty teams participated in this 9 a side tournament specially organised by Mr Krishna Pawle, President of Aadhar Pratisthan to support the Colaba Backgardens football ground.
PIFA Colaba players won : the player of the tournament - Pratamesh Kasare & the best midfielder - Arjun Mehra.
CAMP : PIFA International Camps in Unison World School, Dehra Dun
PIFA conculded their 30th PIFA International camp in India at the Unison World School, Dehra Dun.
It was held from 3-6 November 2011.
Skills winner with 630 points was Krishna Rathore
CAMP : PIFA International Camp - Ritwik Dutta Skills Winner - Mumbai
Coach's James Quinn & Hannah Connor have flown down from Manchester to conduct 4 days of exciting football training program.
Both coaches have vast experience with Academies in England.
Mumbai Skills Winner with 740 points - Ritwik Dutta
Power Shot 89 kmph by Rohaan Vardhan
TEAM: PIFA COLABA FC are Nadkarni Cup Runners up
PIFA Colaba FC kicked of their pre-season Elite campaign playing the Nadkarni Cup tournament at RCF ground, Chembur.
They beat Central Railway on penalty shoot out (7-6) after being held to a goalless draw. The team then beat Mumbai FC U19 2-1 in the quarter-finals and Akbar Travels 3-1 in the semifinals.
The team is in the 104th Nadkarni Cup finals in their 1st appearance. They lost to i League team Mumbai FC in the finals.
Academy : NSS Hill Spring International boys U16 in MSSA **Runners Up **
PIFA trained NSS Hill Spring International School boys U16 playing MSSA III division have finished in 2nd place, they have earned a promotion into the 2nd division. This is the 2nd promotion for this team in 3 years.
BEST PLAYER was Yash Advani
The team had a great start and have qualified for the play offs.
They drew with RN Shah 1-1 beat Sacred Heart 5-1, Swami Vivekanand (Kandivali) 3-0 qualified for play off stage.
beat St Andrews 0-0 (4-2)
beat Victoria 1-0 (Qtr Final)
beat Swami Vivekananda (Borivali) 0-0 (5-4) (semi final)
lost St Pius X 0-0 (1-3) Finals
Academy : NSS Hill Spring International girls U17 DSO win 3rd place
PIFA trained NSS Hill Spring Interntaional School U17 girls team have won third place in the DSO tournament by beating St Annes 2-0, G.D Somani 1-0 & Activity 0-0 (4-3 on penalty)
TEAM : PIFA Colaba FC presented 3rd place trophy - MDFA Elite Div
Premier India Football Academy flagship team - PIFA Colaba FC Mens team finished the MDFA ELITE division season 2010-2011 in 3rd place.
The team finished with 14 points, ONGC finished 2nd on 15 points. Mumbai FC finished 1st.
Both the top 2 teams are AIFF - i league 1st divsion teams.
The MDFA Elite Division team had the following teams participating. Mumbai FC, Air India, ONGC, Union Bank of India, Akbar Travels, RCF, Central Railway, Kenkre FC, Mumbai Customs & Western Railway.
TEAM: PIFA COLABA FC Women's team
PIFA Colaba womens football team kicked off their season playing the the Bandra Womens League beating United Athletes 1-0 and holding Bodyline 0-0
TEAM : South African Consulate wins Super Cup
The South African consulate team coached by PIFA director Nirvan Shah won the SUPER Cup at the Corporate Tournament held at WTC, Cuffe Parade on 24 July 2011.
They beat Baskin Robbins 6-3 in the final game.
AIFF : PIFA Director becomes AIFF Instructor
Premier India Football Academy director Nirvan Shah has been certified to be an AIFF Instructor for grass root coaches. He attended the AIFF instructors course organised by WIFA in Mumbai from 11-20 July, 2011.
CAMP : PIFA Champions Tour to Liverpool Skills Winner - Neel Shah
The skills winner of the PIFA Champions Tour 2011 to Liverpool Academy was Neel Shah with 730 points, runner up was Yudi Jaising with 620 points.
This was PIFA's 24th camp to Europe and is slated to be one of the best camps ever. The camp had quite a few surprises included by Liverpool Academy. Lunch at the "Boot room" at Anfield as well as at "Cafe Sports" which is owned by Liverpool's Jamie Carragher, meeting Liverpool academy player John Flanigan, an hour session at Reducate, photographs with the UEFA Champions League Trophy plus the high level training conducted by Liverpool coaches on the astro grass pitches both indoor and outdoor and certificates signed by Ian Rush and Steven Gerard gift box for all campers.
The tour also included the usual visits to Anfield Stadium, Old Trafford Stadium and Alton Towers
CAMP : PIFA Champions Tour to London Skills Winner - Nimesh S.
PIFA Champions Tour to London finished with a skills contest which was closely won by Nimesh Solanki 630 points and Yash Agarwal 620 points came 2nd, both are PIFA students.
Akshay Mahimtura won the outstanding player of the camp and was gifted Gary Taylor Fletcher's playing jersey form the Tottenham match, it was signed by the Blackpool team.
CAMP : PIFA Champions Tour campers meet Peter Crouch
Children on the PIFA Champions Tour to London 2011 watched a very exciting Tottenham v Blackpool match at White Hart Lane Stadium which ended in a 1-1 score.
PIFA friend, England & Tottenham striker Peter Crouch and Blackpool mid Gary Taylor Fletcher came specially to meet the children.
Academy : NSS Hill Spring International - Annual Prize day
NSS Hillspring International Prize day was held on 21 April 2011 for the junior school (PYP) all students were given a certificate and a progress card. Prizes sponsored by NIKE
The best player award was won by Areeb Merchant & Tanya Poonawala
BEST MSSA PLAYER
1. U10 – Parth Doshi
2. U12 – Areeb Merchant
3. U14 – Rahil Doctor
4. U16 – Neel Shah
5. U16 Girls – Amrata Mehta
Most Improved Player
1. U8 – Manav Doshi 1. U8 – Henna Lakhani
2. U10 – Shaan Navani 2. U12 – Karyna Atha
3. U12 – Sushrut Mirashi 3. U16 – Sabiha Officewala
4. U16 – Yuvraj Ruia
TEAM: PIFA COLABA FC win two I league games
PIFA Colaba FC picked up 6 points at the AIFF i League 2nd Divsion group C tournament being held in Madurai. And have finished 5th in their group.
They beat Chandni FC 3-1 & BEML 2-0
These a great victory for the team as they have being really playing well but have been unfortunate not to have beaten the first three teams.
Academy : PIFA associated with Liverpool
PIFA are proud to announce their association with Liverpool International Football Academy Soccer Schools. This association will help PIFA organise camps to Liverpool Academy facilities at Kirkby, Liverpool and maybe an opportunity to bring coaches from Liverpool to India.
The camp will give an opportunity for talented Indian children to be trained by UEFA / FA licensed Liverpool coaches and a chance to be spotted by the scouts.
This is truly a lifetime experience to train at the greatest club.
TEAM : PIFA Colaba FC - I league 2nd division team announcement
The following players will represent PIFA Colaba FC in the I league 2nd division organised by AIFF.
(GK) Harshad M; Kishan Sulegai; Gautam K
(DEF) Clifford Garrett; Vincent Asuquo; David D'souza; Abishek M; Sushil K; Dheeraj Meher; Siddeshwar Shinde
(MID) Canopy Godspower; Nitesh Munde; Ajit B; Dashyang Kachru; Ganesh Kamath; Kundan Chandra; Mintu S.
(FWD) Nagesh Swamy; Sam Cruz; George Udo; Prakash K
Manager : Sudhakar Rane
Coach : Nirvan Shah
Physio : Sandesh Rangnekar
The team will leave for Madurai by train on Sunday, 27 March 2011.
Academy : PIFA Merchandise
Limited edition PIFA merchandise is now available on sale.
All sale proceedings will go towards development of football in India.
Mugs, Sipper, T-shirt, Bag, Mini football
Click on the following link :
EVENT : Football Carnival - a great success
Premier India Football Academy’s event – ‘The Football Carnival’ benefited over 3000 people including kids, parents, coaches and the sports industry. The theme of the event was ‘Participate’ ‘Learn’ and ‘Enjoy’.
Over 800 kids participated in various contests such as a 5 a-side tournament, a Skills contest and a Freestyle contest. The Tournament consisted of two age groups; U-14 for boys and U-17 for boys and girls. The matches were played in a healthy and competitive spirit and officiated by quality referees. The ‘NIKE’ skills contest was divided into four zones; passing, shooting, dribbling and chipping. This tested the players’ true skill as their efforts were based on accuracy as well as time. Players with high scores won some exciting Nike goodies like shin guards, caps and t-shirts. There was also an entertaining Freestyle contest in which youngsters showed off their skills to rapturous applause from the watchingaudience. This contest hugely enhanced the entertainment factor as it brought an air of fun and excitement to the occasion. Prior to the carnival, hundreds of young kids took part in the online competitions such as ‘Design a PIFA Football kit’, ‘Create a Mascot’ and an essay on ‘India at the 2022 World cup’
TEAM : PIFA Colaba FC to play I League 2nd division
PIFA Colaba FC mens team will play the I league 2nd division, this year.
With this the club and academy opens a new chapter. It will now be playing on an all India level.
TEAM: PIFA COLABA FC U-19 lift Runners up BFRA FAIRPLAY TROPHY
PIFA Colaba U-19 kicked off the BFRA Fairplay Trophy in style with a 2-0 win over Compenaroes in the first round with goals from Noel and Siddharth Singh.
The tournament which was held at St.Xavier's in Parel then pitted the PIFA side against Kenkre who they comfortably beat 3-0 to enter the finals. The winning trophy eluded the side though as they finished runners-up which is no mean feat in itself. Some excellent football was on display and the U-19 side were a joy to watch.
TEAM: PIFA COLABA FC U-16 team win Akhil Colaba Tournament
PIFA Colaba U-16 team won the Akhil Colaba Football Tournament held on 26 January 2011.
The young team did themselves proud by beating Magic Bus in the finals with Bandiya winning the Man of the Match award. The team's goalkeeper Pritam was adjudged to be the tournament's best goalkeeper. The Colaba Community tournament prize is an impressive addition to the team's trophy cabinet.
TEAM: PIFA COLABA FC U-17 team in MDFA 2nd division
The PIFA Colaba FC U-17 team has also been doing it’s best to emulate the Elite team.
The U17 team playing the 2nd Division has been nick named the "The Invincibles", as they remain unbeaten this season. After defeating RPF 1-0 the young boys still remain unbeaten in the MDFA 2nd division with 4 draws and 3 wins.
TEAM: PIFA COLABA FC round off great year
The Elite team this season played extremely well and were on the verge of a historic 3rd place finish in Mumbai's top division but a an unfortunate result will see us finish in the top 5, which is a superb result in its own right.
They also ended the I-League 2nd Division qualifying campaign on a high after beating Akbar Travels 2-1 in the playoff round to finish 3rd overall. The Colaba outfit were unfortunate to be defeated on penalties in the semi-finals but showed character to win at Cooperage on Wednesday. The goals came from Canopy Chu and Souvaid Ansari.
TEAM : PIFA Colaba FC rank third in the Maha League
PIFA Colaba FC men's team qualified for the semifinals of the Maha League that was conducted at the Cooperage Stadium from Dec 1 to 9, 2010.
Eight teams from various Maharashtra districts participated in this competition. The top rankers of this tournament will get a chance to play the I league 2nd division.
PIFA Colaba FC will play against
* 1 Dec : WIUFA (Thane) - won 2:0 (George 1, Nitesh 1)
* 2 Dec : Falcon FC (Pune) - won 7:0 (George 4, Mazhar 3)
* 3 Dec : BMFC (Mumbai) - lost 1-3 (Sam) Reserve team
* 7 Dec : KFA Semifinal lost 1-1 (PK 3-5)
* 8 Dec : Third place play off - Akbar Travel won 2-1 ( Canopy & Souvaid)
TEAM : PIFA Colaba FC in 3rd place in the Elite Division MDFA
PIFA Colaba FC - Elite division team kicked off the MDFA season with a 2-1 win over Union Bank of India.
Match 1 : vs Union Bank - won 2-1 (Nasar Syed & Sam Cruz)
Match 2 : vs Akbar Travels of India - lost 0-1
Match 3 : vs Rashtriya Chemical & Fertilisers (RCF) - won 2-1 (Sam Cruz & George Udu)
Match 4 : vs Central Railway - won 2-1 (Suovaid Ansari & George Udu)
Match 5 : vs Air India (I league) - lost 0-3
Match 6 : vs Mumbai FC - draw 0-0
Match 7 : vs ONGC - lost 0-1
Match 8 : vs Kenkre FC - draw 0-0
Match 9 : vs Mumbai Customs - won 1-0 (George Udu)
Match 10 : Vs Western Railway - To be played
FOUNDATION : Our Lady of Nazareth come Runners up
Our Lady Of Nazareth Church U-15 girls being trained by PIFA coaches picked up the Runners up Cup at the 2nd Inter NGO Tournament organised by Concern India held at PDP on 2 October 2010.
EVENT : Concern India Inter NGO Tournament
The 2nd edition of Concern India's - Inter NGO tournament was once again organised by PIFA at PDP on 2nd October 2010.
Thirteen teams registered for this edition.
AIFF : Kunashni appointed Vice Captain India U-16 Women
To be the best, train with the best
PIFA student Kunashni Parikh is India's No 1 Goalkeeper & Vice Captain for India U-16 national team. She will be playing the AFC Tournament to be held in Jordan.
This is the 3rd year in a row that players from Maharashtra selected to play for India have been associated with PIFA.
Earlier, Indian players were Hussain Vahanvaty, Aryaman Sethi, Calvin Lobo U-14, Natasha Merchant U-15, Harshad Meher & Ajit Bhoir U-16.
STATE : Director Anjali appointed selector
PIFA Director Anjali Shah has been appointed as the Maharashtra state selector for the U19 girls & boys.
She has been responsible for the conducting of U13, U14, U15, U19 & Senior womens team trials for Maharashtra. She has also been the manager of the teams.
Earlier this year, she was the Maharashtra's state representative at the coaching clinic held for the womens coaches conduct in Goa.
PIFA at Umang 2010
PIFA Directors Anjali & Nirvan were invited to N.M.College Annual Festival Umang to judge the football free style contest along with Dhanraj Pillai.
The winner was PIFA student Prathamesh Wadia.
PIFA at Malhar 2010
PIFA Director Nirvan Shah was invited to The Conclave, Malhar 2010 to be part of the panel of judges alongside Sports Journalist Mr Ayaz Memon and Mr Sambit Bal (Cricinfo) for the Conclave.
ACADEMY : NSS Hill Spring International school training
Premier India Football Academy kicked of the 2nd annual football program for the school on 9 August 2010. The training is being held at Priyadarshani Park.
Last year, all teams that played the MSSA reached the qurter finals.
ACADEMY : Interview of PIFA Director
AIFF : PIFA students played for India
All three boys featured in the Maharashtra U-13 team that won the National Football Festival held in 2009 in Jamshedpur.
DSO : Maharashtra U-14 team lift third place
The Maharashtra DSO U-14 boys team lifted the third place trophy at the 54th National School Games football tournament 2008-09. Twenty two state teams participated at this tournament organised by School Game Federation of India (SGFI) hosted by the Govt of Maharashtra, Dept of Sports & Youth Welfare.
PIFA Director Mr Nirvan Shah was the Maharashtra team Coach as well as the National selector for the India school team.
This is the first time that Maharashtra has finished in the top three of these tournaments.
STATE : Maharashtra U-14 girls felicitated by the Governor
The Maharashtra girls team that competed at the AIFF Under-14 Football Festival held in Chennai from 23 December 2008 to 1 January 2009 and finished second was felicitated by His Excellency S.C. Jamir, the Governor of Maharashtra on 3rd March at the Cooperage Stadium.
This is the first time in the history of Maharashtra football that a Maharashtra team has finished at such a high rank.
Mr Wali Mohammad (Asst Secretary of WIFA) announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for the team.
PIFA Director Mrs Anjali Shah was Team Manager, while Nirvan was the Maharashtra Coach.
ACADEMY : PIFA-Colaba U-17 played Inter Milan in South Africa
PIFA was invited to play the Gauteng Future Champions U-17 from 23–28 March 2009, organised by South African Football Federation.
The tour was fully sponsored. The team was coached by PIFA Director Nirvan Shah.
The team did extremely well in the entire tournament, they scored one past Inter Milan. The tournament was won by Boca Juniors (Argentina), Esperance FC (Tunisia) came 2nd and Inter Milan came 3rd.
South African Airways sponsored the air tickets. NIKE was the official playing kit for the team.
Midday : Mar 21 ; DNA : Mar 21 ; Mumbai Mirror : Mar 21, 2009
ACADEMY : PIFA students become FA coaches
Both boys finished in the top 4 of their class in their assessments and have been asked to do their Level 2 immediately. The boys are also certified in FA Child Protection and FA Emergency First Aid. PIFA welcomes these young lads as coaches into the academy.
Both boys finished in the top 4 of their class in their assessments and have been asked to do their Level 2 immediately.
The boys are also certified in FA Child Protection and FA Emergency First Aid. PIFA welcomes these young lads as coaches into the academy.
ACADEMY : The PIFA Way - PIFA Coaching Level 1
PIFA has conducted the first PIFA Certification of Coaching children Level 1 course for Coaches on 2 August 2009. This 4 day course has helped the candidate to conduct their coaching session by understanding, thinking and evaulating young children. The training will also help the coaches prepare for the AFC C license program.The course also included first aid, dealing with children & psychology.
ACADEMY : Hussain Vahanvaty wins QPR talent hunt
Premier India Football Academy student Hussain Vahanvaty was ranked first after a 4 day intensive Queens Park Ranger camp that ended on 4th January 2010 at the Karnatak Football ground, Mumbai. He has won a six to eight week all expense training at the QPR academy in England. He was among the 20 boys and 6 girls selected from the South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenge 2009 tournament held at the Cooperage Stadium to attend the camp conducted by QPR coaches in Mumbai. (Rhea Jaffer was ranked 7th, making her the best player in the camp)
Premier India Football Academy student Hussain Vahanvaty was ranked first after a 4 day intensive Queens Park Ranger camp that ended on 4th January 2010 at the Karnatak Football ground, Mumbai. He has won a six to eight week all expense training at the QPR academy in England.
He was among the 20 boys and 6 girls selected from the South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenge 2009 tournament held at the Cooperage Stadium to attend the camp conducted by QPR coaches in Mumbai. (Rhea Jaffer was ranked 7th, making her the best player in the camp)
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|December, 2012||Ecole Mondiale Christmas Carnival 2012||U - 16 yrs|
|November, 2012||Kids Central Expo||U - 16|
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PIFA Director meets Sepp Blatter.
PIFA Director Nirvan Shah was specially invited to attend a seminar on "India -The awakening of a sleeping giant" organised by IFA held at the FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland in Nov 2008.
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