About - AIFF Masters Program

The AIFF Masters program is the first of its kind -- a National Sports Federation-led Football Management Program run by the All India Football Federation, in association with La Liga club Cádiz CF (Cádiz Club de Fútbol). This arrangement enables students in the Program to study in three cities over the course of a year – New Delhi, Mumbai, and Cádiz (Spain).

AIFF Masters provides students with complete hands-on experiential training on every aspect of football in India and abroad. Candidates will be given an experience of live tournaments, match staging, clubs and team management, data management and analysis, leadership and project management skills, contractual and legal obligations, sponsorship marketing and business communication.

The Program provides students with a structured insight into the governance of world football as laid down in FIFA and AFC statutes and an understanding of the plethora of rules and regulations for managing football in India.

It is also in line with best practices across the world including player status and competition regulations, terms of reference and functioning of standing and judicial committees, finance and budgetary control, integrity, anti-racism and anti-doping regulations.

The flagship program will be producing Football Managers with world-class management skills to work towards the growth of the sport in the country. The program lays special emphasis on inculcating critical concepts and strategies paramount to move towards the right direction, especially in the post COVID-19 world.

Key Features of AIFF Masters

  • The program offers exclusive and rare learning insights into the operations of a top European Football Club – Cádiz CF, by allowing students to live and work at the Club for a month.
  • Learning under various Head of Departments of All India Football Federation at the Football House, Delhi for a month.
  • The program will also provide an understanding of the social, cultural, and legal aspects of football and the required skills to work in a global football fraternity.

FAQs

Application And Admission

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  • Who can apply?
  • What is the criteria for selection?

Program

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  • Why Football Management?
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Career Support

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Fees And Support

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  • Does AIFF provide help with education loans?