PIFA Colaba Youngstar FC (PIFA CYFC) is a community project of the Premier India Football Academy & PIFA Foundation for the benefit of sports. The goal of this project is to help support and develop talented under privileged football players in the Colaba area of Mumbai.
The team was setup in 2006-2007season and finished second in the Mahindra Football League Senior division in the same year, They were promoted to the MFL Super Division for 2007-2008.
The team got off to bad start securing only one point from three matches. They lost to Sea View SC 0-1; Income Tax 1-4 and tied with Rizvi Mumbai Muslims 1-1 under Nelson.
The team training was taken over PIFA Director Nirvan Shah, an UEFA B licensed English FA coach. The team was turned around and remained unbeaten, since then. They beat - Mumbai Port Trust 8-0; Air India 2-0; Companeros SC 3-1 and drew with Central Railway (Mumbai Div) 3-3.
The team finished 3rd with 11points in the league format and qualified on being one of the 5 top teams for the Championship Super 5.
In the playoff, they beat Sea View SC 1-0 & Rizvi Mumbai Muslims 1-0 and drew with Income Tax 1-1. The team has 7 points from 3 games and has secured 2nd place.
They will face the league toppers Central Railway in their last & deciding match. Central Railway is the only unbeaten side in the league, they have played and won both their matches, so far.
The top team will be promoted to the MFL Elite division and a chance to play NFL.
The average age of the team is 19-20 years. Two young boys form the team Ajith Bhoir & Harshad Meher have been selected to play for India U-16. Also 3 other players played for Maharashtra U-19.
The team is sponsored by Tilaknagar Industries Ltd.
Premier India Football Academy
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Mumbai 400 011
A Football Academy in India that is dedicated to training young children. It strongly believes that the road to India's FIFA World Cup is thru the children,they are the future of India.
PIFA organise camps in Europe & in India with UEFA Coaches as well as runs a training academy in Mumbai. All coaches are AFC / FA/ UEFA licensed. They have a mens & womens team in the MFL. The also conduct various events related to childrens football.
Tied up with Bobby Charlton Soccer & Sports Academy, Rangers Soccer School, AC Milan Academy, Cruzeiro EC, Everton FC Youth Academy.
PIFA Vision - India in the 2022 World Cup