AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: The Executive Committee of the All India Football Federation, on April 14, 2023, after extensive discussions, had arrived at a decision to give equal importance to the amateur structure in football. The Committee felt it will raise the level of competitive opportunities and ensure security for the players at this level.
To execute this plan, the Executive Committee decided to introduce an Institutional League from the current season. The winners of the league, where the teams will be decided in a bidding process, may get an opportunity to play in the cup tournament at the National Level. The Committee was confident the introduction of the Institutional League will help the legacy institutional teams receive heritage treatment.
Keeping in line with the Executive Committee decision, the AIFF has decided to start a dialogue with the possible institutional teams interested to be a part of this new initiative. After an open dialogue, AIFF will finalise a Request for Proposal (RFP) document, which is tentatively scheduled to be published by the first week of September. AIFF intends to finalise the selection of teams by mid-October 2023.
To understand the planning, composition, and aspirations of the Institutional teams across the country, a meeting will be called in the last week of August where the institutions willing to spread their wings through the beautiful game will be invited to discuss and air their views.
Feedback/suggestions and views will be considered for finalising the conditions and modalities for the selection and conduct of the Institutional League. All entities interested in participating in the Institutional League are welcome to join the consultation meeting and may express their interest by submitting the form given below.
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