Mumbai : Boca Juniors Football School India (BJFSI), school to one of the premier football clubs in the world, Club Atletico Boca Junior, launched their academy in Mumbai.
The BJFSI Academy was launched by Boca Juniors Football Schools Technical Director- Petros Sideris. He announced Antonio Lopez, holding UEFA A Pro License, will be the Head Coach for Mumbai.
Petros Sideris is very keen to develop football in India in what he sees as a country with limitless potential. “We are in third year of operations in Bangalore and extremely impressed with the potential we have seen so far. There is so much talent in India with limitless potential that we would like to tap them early. We want to create a unique experience for all the youngsters in and around Mumbai and more expansion is on the card, he said.
Antonio is an experienced professional coach and will be a great asset to the BJFSI. He is an expert at identifying and developing young talent. It is this special ability that BJFSI will be employing to unearth the young talents in Mumbai and develop them following Boca Juniors training methodology and framework”, added Sideris.
Boca Juniors plans to take the BJFSI around the country with the first school being launched in Bangalore in 2013. BJFSI will run the football academy on an ongoing basis round the year and provide progressive training to the students through weekly classes following Boca Juniors methodology.
The students of BJFSI academy participate in international tournaments like Singa Cup & Dubai Cup and national tournament like AIFF under 15 Youth League providing competitive exposures for their development.