AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: The Academy Accreditation process carried out by All India Football Federation (AIFF) for 2017/18 has yielded a total of 59 star rated academies out of the seventy applications received. This year saw a record number of applications from various academies both under the Residential and Non-Residential criteria. The applications received saw a rise of thirty in number from last season.
Out of the 59 rated academies, 21 received a one-star rating, 27 were rated two stars, 10 were classified under the 3 star category whereas only one received a 4-star rating. The year also saw a success rate of 84% among all applicants in getting accredited under AIFF which is an increase of 17% as compared to last year.
The Academy Accreditation process was carried out for over four months that involved establishment of the assessment criteria, organisation of workshops where the criteria were introduced and explained to all potential applicants, submission of mandatory documents for assessment followed by physical inspections carried out by designated AIFF personnel and the declaration of results.
All academies were assessed on the criteria of Technical support, Training curriculum, Facilities and Infrastructure, Age-group teams, Medical provisions and existing Management structure. AIFF Accreditation for academies forms an eligibility criteria for participation in the AIFF Youth Leagues of the respective season
The list of the accredited Academies follows below:
1-star: Ara FC (Ahmedabad, Gujarat), Bangalore Youth Football League (Bengaluru, Karnataka), Oyyabo Sports (Chennai, Tamil Nadu), Mahogany FC (Chennai, Tamil Nadu), Gauhati Town Club (Guwahati, Assam), FC Imphal City (Imphal, Manipur), Jammu United FC (Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir), Don Bosco Youth Centre (Kochi, Kerala), Gabinda Basumatary FC (Kokrajhar, Assam), Kovalam FC (Kovalam, Kerala), Mumbai Schools Sports Assn. (Mumbai, Maharashtra), Indian Football Academy (Mumbai, Maharashtra), Mumbai Warriors SC (Mumbai, Maharashtra), Real Sports (New Delhi, Delhi), DDA Academy (New Delhi, Delhi), Hindustan FC (New Delhi, Delhi), YFC Rurka Kalan (New Delhi, Delhi), FC Redstar (Thrissur, Kerala), Stadium Sports Foundation (Bengaluru, Karnataka), Football Plus (Chennai, Tamil Nadu), New Barrackpore Rainbow AC (Barrackpore, West Bengal).