Mumbai, August 23: Praful Patel of Gondia District and Souter Vaz of Mumbai District retained their posts as President and Hon. Secretary of Western India Football Association (WIFA).
They were both elected unopposed during the 70th Ordinary General Meeting of WIFA, held in Nagpur on Friday. Pyarelal Chaudhary of Poona District retained the Hon. Treasurer’s position.
Meanwhile, MDFA President, Aditya Thackeray and Parth Jindal of Palghar District, made their maiden entry into the WIFA Executive Committee as they were both elected unopposed as one of the five Vice-Presidents. Maharajkumar Malojiraje Chhatrapati, Haresh K. Vora and Dr. Vishwajit Patangrao Kadam, were all re-elected as the other three Vice-Presidents.
Sushil Kumar Surve (Amravati), Salim Parkote (Latur) and Prof. Kiran Chougle (Solapur) were elected as the three Assistant Secretaries. The OGM also elected 13 members to the Managing Committee.
The elected committee will serve a four-year term.Read More »
Navi Mumbai SA of Vashi defeated Kukri XI FC from Nerul 4-2 in the final of Thane District football league to lift the trophy
The inaugural edition of the Thane District Football league commenced in January this year after WIFA stepped in to form Ad-Hoc Committee. The entire league is supported by the Western India Football Association – the governing body of football in Maharashtra.
The league was then held at Intra-District Championship level, to find the best teams. After successfully conducting the games at various locations all over the Thane district, the tournament entered its final stage where ten teams were divided into two groups. Four teams from the Navi Mumbai, four teams from Thane City and two teams from Kalyan – Ambernath fought it out on the pitch to conquer the ultimate championship.
In the semi-finals, NMSA played out a comfortable 3-0 win over Anjuman side from Thane while Kukri XI FC had to struggle hard to edge SP Football Academy on penalties after normal time resulted in to 2-2 scoreline.
In the final, NMSA took the early lead when Harsh Daya’s strike found the net in the 18th minute; Sahil Gharat made it 2-0 at the half hour mark. But just when it seemed, NMSA had the game in control, Kukri XI fought back with a goal from Ahtesham Munshi. Minutes before half time, Harsh Day completed his brace to restore the 2 goal lead.
In the second half, Kukri XI pushed forward in search of goals and were soon rewarded when Ahtesham Munshi struck his second of the day. However, Aditya Dhumal scored the fourth goal for NMSA to once again put them in driving seat. The match ended in 4-2 scoreline as the NMSA lifted the trophy.
India International Rahul Bheke and Nikhil Poojary were in presence among the spectator during the final.
Match no. 13: Super League – Finals
NMSA FC (Harsh Daya 18’, 42’, Sahil Gharat 29’, Aditya Dhumal 64’) 4 – 2 KUKRI XI FC (Ahtesham Munshi 35’, 56’)Read More »
Western India Football Association (WIFA) ties-up with Hiranandani Hospital to help sportspersons get discounted medical expenses.
Often times, injuries and the subsequent medical expenses has become a major disheartening factor for young footballers leading to many giving up the sport.
To quell this worry, WIFA has collaborated with one of the top hospitals of the city – Hiranandani Hospital, to provide city footballers struggling with injuries get discounted medical expenses. This initiatives aims at having city footballers get access to best medical treatments at reasonable prices.
Recently on 3rd of August, WIFA in collaboration with Hiranandani hospital had conducted a seminar on ‘Sports Injuries: Prevention, treatment & Rehabilitation’. Hiranandani CEO Sujit Chatterjee and his Doctors Ms. Richa Anand, Dr. Roli Dave, Dr. Austin Fernandes and Dr. Aditya Sai talked about various fitness related topics ranging from the importance of following proper diet, Rehab pointers, recovery process after injuries to assisting in comeback after suffering mental or physical setbacks that a footballers faces during his playing career.
Talking about the collaboration, WIFA CEO Henry Menezes stated, “The Hiranandani Sports Sciences center is well equipped for sports rehabilitation and a tie up with them will greatly benefit players in the region.”Read More »
WIFA has appointed Coach and instructor Jeddy Almeida to help and improve Coach Education in district football
Appointed by WIFA, Instructor and coach Jeddy Almeida, who coaches the U15 side of Mumbai City FC, has been given the responsibility of helping and improving the district coaches to drive in more participation in football.
Jeddy would be training the coaches, showing them how to setup an academy and help them in understanding that player development is important to achieving success.
Other responsibilities would include helping them creating more local tournaments and events and help the district and coaches improves its overall football atmosphere.
1st to 4th August – In Basmat, District Hingoli
6th to 9th August 2019 – In District Nanded
11th to 15th August 2019 – In Udgir, District Latur
Due to prior club commitments, Jeddy would be departing Nanded on 8th August 2019 after which Augusto D’silva would continue with the program.Read More »
The AIFF ‘D’ License results for 10th to 15th June 2019 batch. The course was conducted at the Cooperage Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra. The results are listed as follows:Read More »
The AIFF ‘D’ License results for 3rd June to 8th June 2019 batch. The course was conducted at the Cooperage Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra. The results are listed as follows:Read More »
The AIFF ‘D’ License results for 28th May to 2nd June 2019 batch. The course was conducted at the Pune District Football Association Ground, Pune, Maharashtra. The results are listed as follows:Read More »
The AIFF ‘D’ License results for 18th May to 23rd May 2019 batch. The course was conducted at the Cooperage Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra. The results are listed as follows:
Note: The participants whose names do not feature on the list have been unsuccessful in clearing the course. Propass candidates need to re-write their theory exam in the upcoming batch.Read More »
The AIFF ‘D’ License results for 4th May to 9th May 2019 batch. The course was conducted at the Cooperage Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra. The results are listed as follows:Read More »
WIFA’s Coach education department will be conducting AIFF D License Course this July 26th at Cooperage Football Stadium, Mumbai
The ‘D’ licence course will provide an ideal introduction to football coaching. The course is open to any person over 18 years of age having football playing experience, a passion for football, an interest in coaching and the motivation to improve skills and understanding.
Schedule: 26th July 2019
The candidate must produce recent fitness certificate (not older than 1 year) recognized by a MBBS Doctor certifying that he/she is fit enough to perform all the requested activites during the course
The course would be conducted by AIFF instructors. All interested person are requested to download the registration form here: Download
D-licence is stepping stone if someone want to make their career in coaching.
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