Monthly Archives: December 2014

GOAL 2015 – All Kerala Inter-College Football Championship

Goal, Football, Tournament, college, Kerala, Football, Soccer, Indian Express, TVS, The fourth edition of Goal, All Kerala Inter-Collegiate Football Championship is here. GOAL 2015 returns bigger and better this season. Twenty four college teams from the length and breadth of Kerala will fight it out for a trophy and cash prize of 2 lakhs. Ten promising players of the tournament will be awarded a TVS Bike.

The highlight and the main reason for GOAL, a tournament that started in 2012, to be a resounding success is its meticulous organization and the high standards the tournament maintain. Football players are given a full set jersey, football bag, travel allowance, Match fee, good accommodation and refreshments.

The fourth edition of the tournament will kick off at the Sports council Stadium, Kottappady, Malappuram on the 28th of December. The teams in the tournament are divided into two groups.

Fixtures

Group A
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Coaching Camp for National Games for Kerala State Men’s Team

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Coaching Camp for the State Mens  Team for  participation in the forthcoming National Games to be held at Kozhikkode  started today ( 19th December 2014) onwards at  LNCPE Campus, Thiruvananthapuram. Players selected from different districts of Kerala will undergo training under Chief Coach P K Rajeev and Asst Coach Binu George.

Sl
Name
District
Sl
Name
District
1
AKHIL SOMAN
KOTTAYAM
21
JOBI JESTIN
TRIVANDRUM
2
FERNANDEZ CJ
THRISSUR
22
USMAN ASHIK
MALAPPURAM
3
MIDHUN V
KANNUR
23
ALEX M
TRIVANDRUM
4
ABDUL SALAM P
MALAPPURAM
24
MOHAMED IRSHAD
MALAPPURAM
5
AFSAL PA
IDUKKI
25
SHIJU M
KASARAGOD
6
MOHAMMED SHAREEF
PALAKKAD
26
MATHEW M P
ERNAKULAM
7
SURJITH VV
THRISSUR
27
MOHAMED RASHID
KOTTAYAM
8
SAJITH T
KASARAGOD
28
SALMAN
KOTTAYAM
9
SRENATH B
PATHANAM’TTA
29
SHANID WALAN
KOTTAYAM
10
SADIQALI VP
MALAPPURAM
30
SARATH TS
PATHANAM’TTA
11
VIPIN THOMAS
TRIVANDRUM
31
ARUN KJ
IDUKKI
12
SAJIN D
ERNAKULAM
32
FAIZAL RAHMAN
PALAKKAD
13
JIJO GEROME
IDUKKI
33
SUHAIR VP
PALAKKAD
14
JOHNSON N
TRIVANDRUM
34
SURJITH V R
THRISSUR
15
JIYAD HASSAN
KANNUR
35
JITHIN RAJ P
THRISSUR
16
SHINU DAS S
KOLLAM
36
MOHAMMED RAZI
KASARAGOD
17
NIYAZ NAZAR
ERNAKULAM
37
MOHAMMED M
KASARAGOD
18
SAJESH M
KANNUR
38
VYSAK S
KOTTAYAM
19
DEEPAK B
KANNUR
39
NAZARUDEEN C
MALAPPURAM
20
SHIBIN LAL VK
KOZHIKODE
40
MUNEER K
ERNAKULAM
Head Coach: Mr. PK Rajeev
Asst. Coach: Bino George

Bengal down Jharkhand, Mizoram beat Meghalaya in Zonal finals

Sub-Junior, Football, National, Championship, The Coca Cocla Cup, 2014-15, AIFF, Soccer, U-17, World Cup, Scouting, Zonal, Final, Round, South ZoneWest Bengal, Mizoram, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Chandigarh and Haryana are the six teams so far to have qualified for the Final Round of the Sub-Junior CocaCola Cup.

First-half goals from Arnab Negi and Abhijit Mondal in the 18th and 36th minute respectively helped West Bengal – who qualified from East Zone Group B with maximum points – down gritty Jharkhand who until the final match had plundered no less than 19 goals in two matches. According to the rules, Jharkhand also qualified for the final round as the second team from East Zone.

Mizoram on the other hand rode on a second-half brace from Jerry Laldinpuia either side of a strike from Larry Lalrinalawma to beat Meghalaya by three goals and make the cut. Meghalaya similarly qualified as the second team.

In the North Zone, Chandigarh and Haryana will fight it out for the Zonal finals, with both teams booking their places in the final round.

Report: AIFF Media.

AFC goalkeeping certificate course in Maharashtra

AFCAccording to reports from Manipur, AIFF will be conducting an AFC Goalkeeping Level 1 Certificate Course from February 15 to 20 in Maharashtra.

Candidate can apply online by logging onto AIFF Website within December 31 and register for the course.

Source : AFC goalkeeping certificate course

I-League champions Bengaluru FC Tie up with SAP for Fan Engagement

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SAP Labs India today announced that for Bengaluru Football Club (BFC), it has created a state of the art, innovative mobile application to unify the club’s growing fan base. Developed ahead of BFC’s second campaign in the I-League which kicks off on January, 17, 2015, the multi-featured application allows for superior fan engagement through social activities and communities, match day experience sharing, group discounts, news and updates, and real time visualization.

Technology today provides sports organizations with the opportunity to connect with fans by transforming interactions through online channels, mobile, and social media. BFC is a good example of this, having grown its following with dedicated fan pages and communities on social networks like Facebook and Twitter with over 61,000 likes and 7500 followers, respectively.

“As a club based in India’s technology capital and aiming to be the best in Asia, we are constantly researching new and emerging ways to provide our fans with opportunities to connect with Bengaluru FC. Partnering with SAP, which provides innovative software solutions, will only deepen the connect and engagement that we wish to have with our growing fan-base.” said Mustafa Ghouse, COO of Bengaluru FC.

With the adoption of an easily extensible and scalable architecture, users of the BFC customized mobile application will have intuitive card based content staging and easy navigation through and within sections. Fans also receive context relevant news and updates. Some unique features of the app include ‘Swarm’, a real time visualization of how fans converge towards the stadium or other hangouts, including Arbor Brewing Company, the home pub for the season; and ‘Share-a-Ride’ which allows fans to carpool to the stadium on game day.

“SAP is transforming the sports and entertainment industry across the world through new technologies and platforms. In this instance, our technology is enabling Bengaluru FC to deliver a consistent and engaging fan experience.” said Dilipkumar Khandelwal, MD, SAP Labs India, EVP & Head of Suite Engineering, Products and Innovation.

Globally, a growing number of sports leagues, teams, and stadiums work with SAP to develop integrated business management solutions that help them run their businesses. The SAP for Sports & Entertainment solution portfolio helps the industry run better, from fans to athletes to teams and league. In the field of sports, SAP has worked with the German Football Association, The International Cricket Council (ICC), TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, the Women’s Tennis Association, the National Football League(NFL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) among others.

AFC ‘C’ License Course to be conducted in Kochi

AFC, Football, India, Kerala, Coaching, License, AFC, Asian Football Confederation, Kerala Football Association, KFAAIFF will be conducting ‘C’ License course in Kochi from 10th   to 22nd  February 2015. Interested ‘D‘ License holders can apply online by logging on to AIFF website  https://www.the-aiff.com/coach-education.htm

Click Apply Now, under the Become a Coach section.

The last date to apply online will be  31st December 2014.

Emile Heskey at PIFA Foundation and Leicester City FC’s grassroot football development program

Emile Heskey, Football, Mumbai, PIFA, PIFA Colaba, Foundation, Emile Heskey, Leicester City FCPIFA Foundation organised a four day grassroot football development program conducted by Leicester City Football Club coaches Matt Wilcock & Stewart Johncock. The training aims to reach out to 250 children.

The delegation is headed by Leicester City FC ambassador Emile Heskey, he interacted with the young players during and after the session.

The children experienced and enjoyed the 60 minute Premier League Academy coaching.

The third day was spent with the PIFA mens team at the Churchgate training ground. Emile Heskey and the coaches interacted with the players and participated in the training.Emile Heskey, Football, Mumbai, PIFA, PIFA Colaba, Foundation, Emile Heskey, Leicester City FC

The fourth and final day of the grassroot session will be held at the Cooperage Stadium specially for the underprivileged children from Colaba, a community program supported by the PIFA Foundation.

The PIFA Foundation aims at providing children from less privileged backgrounds the same opportunities enabling them to stay off the streets and empower them to change their futures through football.Emile Heskey, Football, Mumbai, PIFA, PIFA Colaba, Foundation, Emile Heskey, Leicester City FC

PIFA Foundation are the sponsors of the PIFA Colaba FC team playing the I league 2nd division,  U19 I league as well U17, U15 and a women’s team.

Kerala Announce Team for Sub-Junior National Football Championship

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KFA announced Kerala State Sub Junior Team for 34th Sub Junior (U16) National Football Championship for Coca Cola Cup 2014-15 to be conducted at Malappuram District Sports Council Ground at Manjeri from 12th to 22nd December 2014. 5 teams including Kerala, Tamil Nadu , Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh & Pondicherry will be competing in the championship.

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Team :

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Name

District

Sl

Name

District

GoalKeepers

Mid Fielders

1

Sharon

Malappuram

11

Akhil K

Malappuram

2

TV Alkesh Raj

Kozhikode

12

Rumais K

(Captain)

Malappuram

3

MuhammedShahad A

Thrissur

13

Ninin A Noushad PN

Thrissur

Defenders

14

Arjun V

Ernakulam

4

Minesh

Malappuram

15

Kent Joseph Masuda

Ernakulam

5

Nithin

Thrissur

16

Abdul Rasheed

Malappuram

6

RO Gracious

Trivandurm

Forwards

7

Thejus Krishnan

Palakkad

17

Jawad P P

Malappuram

8

Gokul Krishnan

Wayanad

18

MuhammedLamiz AV

Kozhikkode

9

MegshanSoman

Kozhikode

19

AS     Adarsh

Ernakulam

10

Jithu K Roby

Kottayam

20

AnsafMammasrayillath

Thrissur

Fixtures of Kerala Team
Match Score
December 12, 2014
Kerala Andhra Pradesh
7 - 0
December 16, 2014
Kerala Pondicherry
0 - 0 (o.P.)
December 18, 2014
Karnataka Kerala
1 - 3
December 20, 2014
Tamil Nadu Kerala
1 - 4
December 22, 2014
Kerala Karnataka
1 - 3
January 14, 2015
Maharashtra Kerala
5 - 5
January 16, 2015
Kerala Haryana
5 - 1
January 20, 2015
Kerala Jharkhand
1 - 2
January 22, 2015
Mizoram Kerala
2 - 3

FIFA Team Inspects Kochi JN Stadium and Training Grounds for 2017 U-17 World Cup

Kochi, Football, Jawahar Lala Nehru Stadium, JN, Kaloor, Soccer, U-17, World Cup, FIFA, Mather, Kerala Football Association, KFA, Natural turf, FIFA, 2017 U-17 World CupMr.Constantin Weiland FIFA Official along with AIFF officials Mr.Javier Ceppi , Mr.Shaji Prabhakar, Mr.Vijay Parthasaradhy, Ms.Roma Khanna conducted Inspection at JNI Stadium, Kaloor today in the presence of KFA President KMI Mather and General Secretary Anilkumar P. The team checked the infra structure and facilities at the Stadium. They have also visited the proposed training venues at KUFOS Ground, Fort Kochi Veli Ground, Govt: Boys Higher Secondary School Ground, Panampilly Nagar and Maharajas College Ground in the morning.

“As the Stadium is made of Natural Turf the training grounds also must be of the same “, the team conveyed to Mr. Mather. They will be sharing the report within another few days. The team left for Bombay by evening, expressing their hope to furnish the training grounds and the Stadium renovation work up to the FIFA standards within the time frame.

An article in Deccan Chronicle about the visit throws more insight. FIFA stipulates having four training grounds in a World Cup hosting city. Javier Ceppi the tournament director appointed by AIFF was quoted in DC saying :

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Not official logo. FNI interpretation

“We need four training grounds that is the minimum. The grounds have to be ten times better than the current pitch”

He also emphasized on the need of bucket seats in the stadium for it to qualify for hosting the 2017 U-17 World cup. The second tier in Kochi JN stadium currently don’t have bucket seats installed.

It is also mentioned in the report that a confirmation on whether Kochi will be hosting the tournament would be available by January 2015.

With Kochi registering an average crowd of 47000 for ISL, the city has gathered attention from the authorities in terms of attracting crowd. If our local authorities wake up and work towards this goal, we will see Kochi hosting 2017 U-17 World Cup.

With inputs from KFA press-release

Delhi Announce Squad for Sub Junior National Football Championship

Delhi, Football, Soccer, Association, DSA, NationalDefender Aniket Singh Thakur will lead a 20- member Delhi State Sub-Junior Football team in the National Football Championship scheduled to be held in Sunder Nagar, Himachal Pradesh from December 12 to 19. Delhi will be playing their inaugural match on 12th against Uttarakhand.

Defender Aniket Singh Thakur will lead a 20- member Delhi State Sub- Junior Football team for participation in the National Football Championship for Coca – Cola scheduled to be held from December 12 to 19 in Sunder Nagar, Delhi will be playing their inaugural match against Uttrakhand on December 12 followed by Haryana on Dec. 14 and hosts-
Himachal Pradesh on Dec.16. Mid- fielder Ayush Adhikari was named as vice-captain of the team which was announced by DSA selection committee consisting of Chairman – Magan Singh Patwal, Convenor- Bhola Nath Karmakar, Coaches – Uttam Negi and Imran Ahmed Khan after conclusion of a fifteen days selection – cum – coaching camp held at DDA Jasola Camp and Modern School, Barakhamba Road. The team members selected are as :

Goal Keepers :

Dhurav Kumar, Lakshay Ranwan, Yathaarth Kansal

Defenders :

Aniket Singh Thakur (Captain), Mehul Verma, Naman Sharma, Surya Mann, Mukal

Midfielders :

Chirag Narang, Ankit Rawat, Ayush Adhikari (Vice-captain), Dyujoty Majumdar, Kabir Gujral, Sanel Biswas, Allan Chaoudahry

Forwards :

Harhal Pandey, Naman Malhotra, Vishal Bhardwaj, Ritesh Saraf, Arsh Diman

Stand Byes :

Gagandeep, Jai Karan Singh, Suryanshu, Lakshay

The officials accompanying the team are : Bhola Nath Karmakar- Manager, Uttam Singh Negi – Coach, Imran Ahmed Khan – Goal-keeper coach

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