Tata Steel on Sunday, March 11 introduced the Jamshedpur FC Reserves Team which will be the bridge between the senior team and the Tata Football Academy graduates which will give them more competitive exposure.
The first assignment is the Second Division League where the team will take on Mohammedan Sporting Club in Kolkata on Wednesday, March 14. Matches will be played on home and away on league basis. JRD Sports Complex will host all the home matches for the Jamshedpur FC Reserves Team.
17 senior cadets have been selected from the Tata Football Academy along with 5 local Jamshedpur SA Premier Division Players who have been selected via trials, which were held last month to select local players playing from the JSA Premier Division and 5 boys were selected out of them in Gorachand Mardi, Gourav Mukhi, Raisen Hansdah, Ravi Bhumij and Amrit Gope.
The Jamshedpur FC Reserves team practice facility is being prepared at Tinplate ground and accommodation for the players will be provided around the same locality.
The Tata Football Academy was conceived in 1983 and inaugurated in 1987. A total of 213 cadets have graduated from TFA till date and 141 cadets have represented the country till date. 24 cadets have captained Indian football team in various age group tournaments.
Jamshedpur FC Reserves Team
Subham Ghosh, Rakesh Yadav, Vijay Kumar, Harsha Pauri, Raisen Hansdah, Vishal Das, Firoz Khan, Mobasir Rahman, Swarup Das, Prakash Naik, Praveen, Amrit Gope, Srinjoy Dutta, Gourav Mukhi, Ravi Bhumij, Gorachand Mardi, Baset Hansdah, Billu Telli, Naresh Singh, Karan Deep, Harpreet Singh
Hilal Rasool Parray (Head Coach), Mihir Sawant (Assistant Coach), Rohit Singh (Team Manager), Araghaya Basu (Physio)