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
The AIFF ‘D’ License results for 20th to 25th May 2018 batch held at Nashik, MaharashtraRead More »
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.Read More »
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.
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.Read More »
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.”
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.Read More »