Bengaluru FC, on Saturday, recognized and rewarded standout performers from their Residential and Day Boarding Academy teams. The age-group squads, who took part in several local and national tournaments through the year, ended their campaign with titles across the KSFA Youth Premier League, Double Pass Development League, and most recently the Reliance Foundation Development League.
Eklavya Goenka was named the U8 Player of the Year while Zidane Moosa was awarded the U10 award. Atul Pulipra, who was promoted from the U12s to take part at the U13 JSW Youth Cup, was named the Player of the Year in his age group.
“We’re really glad to see our youngsters do so well across the age-group teams in Bengaluru and Bellary. While it is great that they have picked up some silverware in the competitions available to them, our focus remains on ensuring that they progress into the age groups above them, which bodes well for their future and the success of this club’s Youth Development philosophy,” said club CEO, Mandar Tamhane.
Tanvi Nair, who captained the BFC U15 Girls side in the KSFA Women’s A Division League, picked up the accolade in her age group while Lalpekhlua was named Player of the Year for the BFC U15 Boys.
In a first, the club also recognized players from its BFC Soccer Schools Elite squads as Dhruva D Maipady (U8), Ethan Mani (U10), Arjun Nambiar (U12) and Aryan Vora (U14) were named the best performers in each age group.
BFC U8 Academy Player of the Year: Eklavya Goenka
BFC U10 Academy Player of the Year: Zidane Moosa
BFC U12 Academy Player of the Year: Atul Pulipra
BFC U13 Academy Player of the Year: Miran Kaping
BFC U15 Academy Player of the Year: Lalpekhlua
BFC U15 Girls’ Academy Player of the Year: Tanvi Nair
BFC U18 Academy Player of the Year: F. Lalhmingchhuanga
BFC B Player of the Year: Dipesh Chauhan
BFC Soccer Schools Elite U8 Player of the Year: Dhruva D Maipady
BFC Soccer Schools Elite U10 Player of the Year: Ethan Mani
BFC Soccer Schools Elite U12 Player of the Year: Arjun Nambiar
BFC Soccer Schools Elite U14 Player of the Year: Aryan Vora