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Mumbai’s Premier Football League 2016 won by Kick FC

EPL, Football, Mumbai, PIFAThe 4th edition Premier Football League was held at the Ascend International ground from 7 February to 13 March 2016 on Sunday mornings. The league was organised by PIFA.

There were 32 teams,  250 players playing in 4 age categories – U11, U13, U16 and open age.

This year the tournament was played on a league format with the winners declared on the highest number of points after all teams played one another.  It was one of the closest contested league this season with all winners being confirmed on the last day.

The Open Category was won  Kick FC headed by Prasham Shah and the Bajaj brother Yash & Kabir. Runners up – OIS ASB headed by Davi Netto, an ex Brazilian Club player.

The winners of the U16 category was Project Mayhem captained by Amaan Kharachiwala, they pipped Angry Bulls Captained by Ryan Pontis on goal difference.

The winners of the U13 category was Panthers from Ecole Mondiale, captained by Aditya Shivkumar,  they too won on a one goal difference over Youngstars captained by Jordan Narohna.

The U10 was won by OIS United by one point beating Jedi Knights.

The event Energy Drink partner was Fruit Shoot and Refreshment partners was Fruit Aqua.

PIFA – First Indian academy to train at Spanish FA facilities‏

PIFA, Spain, Real Madrid, Spanish FAThis summer PIFA organised a football camp to Madrid,  their 33rd international camp. The camp was held from May 18-28, 2015 at the Spanish FA headquarters.  The camp included coaching sessions by Spanish UEFA Pro License coach Jose Rico Huerta everyday. The right skills and tactics were inculcated to the players which was tested when they played friendly matches against CDE Amistad de Alcoron U16 & U12 team.  The U16 match was won by PIFA 7-3  while the juniors lost valiantly 1-2.

During the camp the campers got a tour of the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and museum had the kids excited seeing the changing rooms, the bench, the stadium and the 10 UEFA Champions league trophies. Later, the children were taken on a tour of the beautiful city of Madrid as well as visited the Spanish FA museum.

Santiago Barnebau, PIFA, Spain, Football, Real Madrid, Spanish FA, Cristiano RonaldoDuring the week the campers got to attend the last game of the La Liga season at the Santiago Barnebau, they got to see the one of the wolds best player, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 3 goals in the 7-3 demolition of  Getafe FC,  a match to remember. The children were also treated to another match, this time an exhibition match between the Real Madrid Legends and Spanish Team legends. The children got to see Hierra and Morientes in action.

However, the best moment of the camp was meeting Spanish Team coach & legend Vincent del Bosque, he was kind enough to spend time with us and gave autographs. The children got to see the Spanish women team  as well the U20 men train.

Sadly all good things come to an end; the campers were rewarded with participation certificates from coach Heurto along with lots of memories to cherish.

ABOUT PIFA

Santiago Barnebau, PIFA, Spain, Football, Real Madrid, Spanish FA, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mumbai, Football Academy, Soccer, TrainingPremier India Football academy (PIFA) is a grassroots football development initiative dedicated to raising the bar in football programming across the country. Established in 2003, its objective is “To be the best, train with the best”. In a very short time we have demonstrated success through our organization of the Premier Football League (PFL), Soccer camps and trips to major international football destinations. PIFA has a professional team playing in the Indian National league – I-league 2nd division – PIFA Colaba FC as well as in the Mumbai leagues.

 

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.