109 applications received, 83 accepted across four rating scales for the Indian football season of 2018-19.

The All India Football Federation has declared the Academy Accreditation assessment results for the season 2018-19. A total of 109 Academies had applied for Academy Accreditation for the season, out of the total applications received, 83 academies have successfully cleared the criteria and received a star rating.

Of the 83 academies successfully clearing the accreditation system, four academies/clubs have received a 4-star rating, thirteen have received a 3-star rating, forty academies have secured a 2-star rating and twenty-six academies have got a 1-star rating. The success rate of receiving accreditation for 2018/19 has been 76%. Accreditation for academies forms an eligibility criterion for participation in the AIFF Youth Leagues of the respective season.

The Academy Accreditation process was carried out for over four months that involved the establishment of the assessment criteria, an organization 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. 


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All academies were assessed on the criteria of Technical support, Training curriculum, Facilities and Infrastructure, Age-group teams, Medical provisions and existing Management structure.

The star ratings of the successful academies are as follows:


Baroda Football Academy

Bangalore Youth Football League

Community FC of India

Indian Football Academy

Kenkre FC

FC Kolhapur City

Lemon Break Sports

SAG Football Academy

Kenkre Football Academy

Durbar Mahila

Keshab Uma Charitable Trust

Dhanbad Football Academy

Birachandra Memorial Sporting

First Kick School of Soccer Academy

Great Goals

DDA Academy

Param FC

Youth Soccer Academy

PIFA Sports

SSE United

Maximus Prime Sports LLP

AU Rajasthan FC

Raman Sports Academy

Sporthood FC

FF Academy

TOSE KFTC Football Academy



Rush India Soccer Club

Jain Academy for Sporting Excellence

Kahaani FC

Salgaocar Football Club

Sporting Clube de Goa

SESA Football Academy

Baranagar Sporting

Bidhannagar Municipal Sporting Academy

Bengal Football Academy

Bhawanipore FC

Hooghly District Sports Association

Rainbow Athletic

Southern Samity FC

SAIL Bokaro

FAO Academy

Sikkim Himalayan Football Academy

Gauhati Town Club

Wayanad FC

Madhya Bharat Sports Club

FC Imphal City

Rangdajied United FC

FC Kovai

FC Madras (Mahogany FC)

Football Plus

Raman Vijayan Soccer School

Real Sports Academy

Football Leaders Academy – Sri Ma

Football School of India

Iron Born FC

Roundglass Sports

United Punjab Football Academy

MSP Football Academy

Stadium Sports Foundation

Football Academy of Bangalore

Parappur FC

Don Bosco Football Academy

Gokulam Kerala FC

Scoreline FC

Guruvayoor Academy


Dempo Sports Club

Roots Football School

United Sports

Sports Hostel Odisha

Numaligarh Football Academy

FC Mangalore

Conscient Football

Sudeva Sports Pvt. Ltd

State Football Academy

Football Club of Mumbaikars

Minerva Punjab

Youth Football Club, Rurka Kalan

Ananthapur Sports Academy


JSW Bengaluru FC

Boca Juniors Football School of India

Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools

Reliance Foundation Young Champs