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Vedanta’s SESA Football Academy secures AIFF accreditation

Youngsters from the SESA Football Academy in Goa. (Photo courtesy: SESA Football Academy)

Coming close on the heels of the World Cup fever, football development in Goa just became more exciting. Taking forward the Vedanta Group’s vision in equipping participants with skills in sports in technical and non-technical areas of development, and achieving the milestone of being the best football academy in India by 2019, Vedanta’s SESA Football Academy is proud to announce its AIFF accreditation which now enables SFA to participate in the U-13, U-15 and the U-18 Youth Leagues in the coming season.

Expressing his gratitude and happiness on the academy’s new recognition in the sporting arena, SESA Football Academy President Annanya Agarwal said: “Sports can inspire and engage youth in a tremendous way and we at SFA envision to provide a platform to young budding footballers and equipping them with A–Level facilities and achieving the milestone of being the best football academy in India by 2019. I am very pleased and grateful to receive the AIFF accreditation for the academy and look forward to see our U–13, U-15 and U-18 teams make SFA proud in the coming Youth Leagues.”

Sunando Dhar, CEO, I-League said: “Goa is a talent pool for the football community in India and SFA has been doing some great work to take the Goan legacy forward by grooming young budding football talent, it is good to see these players get such amazing guidance and facilities. I would like to congratulate SFA on receiving the AIFF accreditation and hope to see some good football from them in the coming Youth League.”

For aspiring young football sporting talent in Goa, this accreditation is a major shot in the arm for SESA Football Academy. The U-13 team would be created purely from the Vedanta Football Schools Programme, making it a 100% in-house grown team from the grassroots programme. The U-15 team would be from the residential academy in Sankhali fully made up of Goan talent. While the U-18 team will continue to scout talent from Goa, as well as from across seven different states in the country.

(SESA Football Academy)