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Monthly Archives August 2018

Maharashtra Junior Girl’s Team squad announced

Maharashtra Junior Girl’s Team squad announced

We are delighted to announce Maharashtra Junior Girl’s Team which will be participating in the upcoming Junior Girl’s Football Championship in Goa from 20th August to 31st August 2018.

Maharashtra Junior Girl’s Squad: Riya Tank (Captain), Atiriya Narayan (Vice-Captain), Aishwarya Jagtap, Aishwarya Ubarhande, Akanksha Kandalkar, Anagha Janakkiraman, Ark D’Silva, Any Anthony, Deniese Pereira, Dipsika Hiwale, Florian Pereira, Karen Pais, Neha Samre, Ramyashree Shantiprasad, Rhea Rodrigues, Reva Sankhe, Ritika Govas, Shemchui Ningsheng, Tricia Collaco, and Valencia.

Head Coach: Durva Vahia
Team Manager: Priya Pereira
Physio: Vinayata Patel

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AIFF ‘D’ License Course – 20th to 25th May 2018 (Nashik) – Results

AIFF ‘D’ License Course – 20th to 25th May 2018 (Nashik) – Results

The AIFF ‘D’ License results for 20th to 25th May 2018 batch held at Nashik, Maharashtra

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Maharashtra Squad for Sub-Junior Football Championship in Jodhpur

Maharashtra Squad for Sub-Junior Football Championship in Jodhpur

The following players and officials will represent Maharashtra State Sub-Junior Football Team which will participate in the Sub-Junior Football Championship in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, from 16th August to 21st August 2018.

The 20 players which will represent Maharashtra: Sanket Medhe, Mustafa Shaikh, Ravi Rathod, Mohsin Bagwan, Satish Kondamuri, Yash Gangwal, Priyanshu Rajkarosiya, Pushapak Sangode, Karsten D’Souza, Jaden Irani, Kyle Carlton Justin, Shriharish Surepalli, Adithyan Prithviraj, Anuj Shelar, Dhananjay Dhangar, Tanamay Karekar, Mehank Karki, Piyush Gupta, Raul Almeida, and Darshan Uppalwar.

Coach: Akhil Kothari
Manager: Saad Ansari
Physio: Dr. Bharat Madke

Fixtures: 18th August – Daman & Diu vs Maharashtra & 20th August – Maharashtra vs Madhya Pradesh.

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WIFA Youth Championship (U-14) gets underway from 20th August

WIFA Youth Championship (U-14) gets underway from 20th August

After a successful first edition, WIFA (Western India Football Association) Youth Championship (U-14) is all set to begin from 20th August 2018 at Cooperage Stadium. In an initiative to work for the betterment of the State Development Project, the second edition, just like the previous one, will witness a total of sixteen teams from the selected six districts.

The Championship will be contested from 20th August to 30th August 2018. The participating sixteen teams have been drawn into four groups with each club will have to play three games each. The top two teams will qualify for the quarter-finals.

In the 2017 edition, Keshav Madhav Pratishtan (Pune) lifted the trophy after defeating MSSA (Mumbai School Sports Association) 2-0 in the final, courtesy inspiring display by KMP’s Ishwar Rachal who also ended up being adjudged as the Player of the Tournament. Goans SA’s Arya Gandharva won the Golden Boot with an astounding 13 goals.

Groups

A – FC Pune City, Yodha FC, Rahul FA, and MSSA

B – KMP XI, Star FC, DDSY, and Kenkre FC

C – Lemonbreak, Patakadli TM, Next Sports, and NUSA

D – Khandoba TM, FSI, FIN IQ Gog, and NFCC

The opening game of the WIFA Youth Championship will be contested between FC Pune City and Yodha FC on 20th August 2018 at Cooperage Stadium.

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Instructor Raghuvir Khanolkar speaks to WIFA about D-License Coaching

Instructor Raghuvir Khanolkar speaks to WIFA about D-License Coaching

A week ago, another batch of AIFF (All India Football Federation) D-License concluded here at the Cooperage Stadium. For the first time, D-License Coaching was scheduled for six days instead of five days. Instructor Raghuvir Khanolkar, also a coach of Elite Division side Central Railway, spoke to WIFA after the conclusion of the curriculum.

Regarding the facility provided by WIFA, Raghuvir said: “There is no doubt that WIFA gives great facility. With each year passing by, it is becoming better and better. The participants gave a positive feedback as well which is great.” Ever since its inception, the D-License Coaching has provided many quality coaches to Maharashtra. There was a time when participants hardly used to value the coaching but things have drastically changed over the years according to Raghuvir Khanolkar.

“Back in 2011, the candidates didn’t use to understand the importance of Coaching. But now, everyone knows the importance of the transition from a player to coach. As a player, it is very difficult to understand the value and importance of coaching. I myself didn’t know when I was a player. It was only after I enrolled myself in coaching, I got to know the value,” Raghu said.

Speaking about the recent D-License batch, the Central Railway Coach said: “This time, what I liked the most was the additional one day. Previously, the D-License was conducted for 5 days which was very compact, compared to 6 days this time.”

AIFF D-License Batch 2018 (30th July-4th August)

AIFF D-License Batch 2018 (30th July-4th August)

 

He felt that Indian Football will surely reach new heights if more participants turn up for the Coaching License. The technical and tactical aspect will further lay a foundation in the making of an effective coach. “The main part of D-License curriculum is to improve the participant in terms of technicality and skills. As soon as they promote to C, B, and A License, they will learn the tactical aspects.  This would have been impossible without AIFF. They have set a benchmark for quality coaches in India and with each year passing by, this initiative will definitely reap benefits for Indian football,” Raghuvir concluded.

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India U-15 Head Coach Firmin D’Souza: “We have a very talented squad.”

India U-15 Head Coach Firmin D’Souza: “We have a very talented squad.”

Earlier today. All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced the 23 players who are set to represent Indian Football Team in the upcoming SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship which will be played in Bhutan. Head Coach Firmin D’Souza, who is based from Mumbai (Maharashtra) had a small chat with the AIFF officials just before the announcement of the squad.

“We have a very talented squad and the girls are improving every day”,  said Head Coach Firmin D’Souza. “Most of the countries participating in the SAFF Cup have shown major improvement over the last 2 years, especially Bangladesh as they qualified for the AFC Championship last year, won the SAFF Cup last year and this year in April went onto win the Four nation CGI Youth Football tournament.”

“They certainly seem to be a very formidable side and we will have to prepare well to face them. We will not leave an inch in our efforts to do so,” Firmin concluded.

Apart from witnessing Firmin D’Souza and Goalkeeper Coach Abdul Kadir being involved from Maharashtra with the Junior National side, a total of four players has also been called from the state. Priyanka Sujeesh, Mehak Lobo, Jhanvi Shetty and Anjali Barke, are all set to represent their country which is nothing but an immense achievement, for India and Maharashtra both.

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