Football In Pune
Pune is one of the few cities in India which can boast of having its teams participate in the two top leagues of the country - ISL and I-League. It is home to prestigious clubs like DSK Shivajians, FC Pune City, Pune FC and Bharat FC.
Right from its inception in 1972, the Pune District Football Association has worked diligently to promote, develop and popularize the game of football in Pune. It is PDFA's mission to ensure that teams get to play in professionally run competitions and players get an opportunity to showcase their talent and play for top leagues. PDFA has a membership of close to 100 clubs which play under 4 divisions and is now focussing on starting a youth league to be able to identify talent early.
Presidents Message - Dr. Vishwajeet Kadam
Indian Football will witness path breaking kick off in 2017. For the first time a FIFA tournament, no matter U 17 world cup, but ‘the’ FIFA tournament will be hosted in India. Boys in the Blue will be participating in the ‘World Cup’ for the first time in Indian football history. Preparation for the world cup, on and off the pitch are in full swing. AFC U 16 championship, BRICS U 17 tournaments, to name few, will expose Indian football to football world over. Recently held AIFF Youth cup was...