I.M. Vijayan and Jo Paul Ancheri launches Indian Football Foundation

Indian Football Foundation (IFF) launched

On 29th January night at a glittering ceremony the Indian Football Foundation (IFF) was launched at Kohinoor Continental, JB Nagar, Andheri (East). IFF supported by Lions Club of Bombay Willingdon Crescent.Indian Football Foundation, Football, Mumbai, Lions Club of Bombay Willingdon Crescent, Dinesh Nair, I M Vijayan, Godfrey Pereira ,  Jo Paul Anchery , Jacinto D’silva, Soccer, Grassroots, Indianfootball

IFF is the brainchild of,

  • Shri Dinesh Nair – Indian International
  • Shri I M Vijayan- Arjuna Awardee
  • Shri Godfrey Pereira – Chatrapati Shivaji Awardee
  • Shri Jo Paul Anchery – Indian International
  • Shri Jacinto D’silva – Indian International

IFF Academy’s objective is to provide the mainstream of national football a perennial pool of young footballers trained and oriented to international standards.

A team of Certified coaches will provide training to age groups U – 8 to U-14, especially Grass Roots. Also in association with Lions Club of Willingdon Crescent the academy hopes to provide free coaching to talented Underprivileged Children.

In the coming year Lions are planning to take the Soccer fiesta to multiple centers thus multiplying  impact while helping in spotting  talent at the Grassroots.Indian Football Foundation, Football, Mumbai, Lions Club of Bombay Willingdon Crescent, Dinesh Nair, I M Vijayan, Godfrey Pereira ,  Jo Paul Anchery , Jacinto D’silva, Soccer, Grassroots, Indianfootball

Lions Willingdon Promotes Football

Lions Club of Bombay Willingdon Crescent’s Mission is to “Create a Multi Sport Facility” at the Lions Municipal Sports Complex , near Milan Sub-way , Santacruz (West)

Our Vision is  to “Nurture Talent at the Grassroots”. Towards this end, the Lions  organised the first edition of the “Lions Willingdon Soccer Fiesta” from 5th to 19th January 2014. 117 teams participated across 7 categories for the prestigious trophies.

The Soccer Fiesta was inaugurated by Climax Lawrence, ex-India Captain and Yusuf Yakubu, Ghana World cup player. Both of them currently play for Mumbai FC.

Lions Willingdon Stars – a team of India internationals led by I M Vijayan, Godfrey Pereira, Jo Paul Anchery, Jacinto D’silva, Steven Dias and Dinesh Nair played an exhibition match against the “Best of Corporate” team on the finale day in front of early 500 football lovers who witnessed the match and the award ceremony.

On the Finale day U 10 Futsal comprising of over 100 children was appreciated and enjoyed by all.Indian Football Foundation, Football, Mumbai, Lions Club of Bombay Willingdon Crescent, Dinesh Nair, I M Vijayan, Godfrey Pereira ,  Jo Paul Anchery , Jacinto D’silva, Soccer, Grassroots, Indianfootball

Results “Soccer Fiesta – Jan 2104”

U – 12

  • Winner : St. Annes Malad
  • Runner Up : Lycum Sports Club

U – 14

  • Winner : KSA

Open Clubs

  • Winner : MYJ – IC Extension
  • Runner Up : Macabi

Veterans

  • Winner : Geostanne United
  • Runner Up : Freunds

NGO

  • Winner : Don Bosco Shelter
  • Runner Up : Rainbow Foundation

Women’s

  • Winner : Bandra Packers
  • Runner Up : Companeros

Corporate

  • Winner : Indigo Airlines
  • Runner Up : Online Tourism & Freight Pvt Ltd

Tentative dates for the next Soccer Fiesta – 6th to 21st December 2014

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