Tata Football Academy announces countrywide selection trials

The exercise will be undertaken to recruit a new batch of trainees for its facility in Jamshedpur.

The Tata Football Academy trials will commence on November 24, 2017 in Ranchi.   -  Special Arrangement


The Tata Football Academy announced a three-month long countrywide schedule to recruit a new batch of trainees for its facility in Jamshedpur. This is a major decision to expand its operations by the country’s premier football nursery, which has been rejuvenated after the Tata Group floated its own team, Jamshedpur FC, to participate in the Indian Super League.

The trials will commence on November 24, 2017 in Ranchi and over the next three months will be held across the country in 21 centres. The TFA initiative is focused chiefly on getting talents from north-east and the eastern part of the country. The trials cover multiple centres in states like West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Manipur, Arinachal Pradesh, Sikkim, which will be held at several dates over the next few months.

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Beginning with Jammu and Kashmir, the TFA trials will also be held in many parts of the northern states like Delhi, Punjab and Haryana. The trials will conclude in the first week of March in Thrissur, Kerala, which is the only southern centre in the list of places.

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“The aspirants will be tested on their performance in match situations, technical skills, tactical awareness and physical ability,” said a statement from Tata Football Academy.

“This initiative gives us an opportunity to provide an ideal ambience for promising footballers to develop their potential. TFA not only provides intensive training but also all-round development opportunities with facilities for formal education and vocational training. We will continue to train budding footballers and encourage them to reach greater heights in professional football,” said Mukul Choudhari, the chief of Sports Excellence Centres, Tata Steel.