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India’s first full-fledged girls residential football academy launched

Rebels FC

RFC Girls Football Academy, India’s first full-fledged girls residential football training facility, was launched by Rebels FC on Monday, August 17 in Bengaluru.

The academy will provide top of the line scientific training for young female players to achieve their dream of becoming a professional football player and also help them pursue a career in the sport.

The full-fledged residential football program integrated with educational pursuits is located in a campus at New Age World School, Yelahanka in Bengaluru.

The football training destination is open to Under-13 to Under-22 players from all socio-economic backgrounds, offering them an international level of training programs formulated by its highly qualified technical team honoured with UEFA and AFC coaching licenses led by RFC Technical Director, Ajit Braich.

“I would like to congratulate RFC for setting up the Girls Residential Football Academy. We at the AIFF have a very robust plan to develop women’s football in India starting with the U17 Women’s World Cup in 2021 and hosting of the Women’s Asian Cup in 2022. Academies like RFC will go a long way in achieving the goals,” All India Football Federation general secretary Kushal Das said.

While Indian senior women’s team head coach Maymol Rocky added, “The RFC Girls Residential Academy in Bengaluru is an example for others to follow. The vibrant player development model at the academy will lead to more players being available for selection for the national teams across all groups.”