10 Reasons Why Football
has become The King of Sports
contributes uniquely. This is the only sport in
which 35-40 players can play together to contribute
as teams but also as individuals.
demands of the sport are unmatched. They are very
akin to the discipline and demands of the armed
forces: go hard every day, get knocked down
but keep going!
you to be both a leader and a follower. You learn
when it is your time to lead and when it is time for
you to be the follower.
you the art of decision making and critical decision
making. Split-second decisions, daily, consistent
simple. They say simplicity is beautiful and this is
a magnificent example of that: 22 players, one
objective -- to place a ball into a net
without using your hands.
many health benefits. It gives children the
opportunity to improve speed, agility, strength,
hand-eye coordination and overall cardio-vascular
relationships. It is a team sport that helps build
friendships among the players. It creates bonds of
camaraderie and bestows the lifelong
benefit of generating important relationships with
discipline. In football, attention to detail is
critical. One wrong step, one wrong pass, one error
can affect the outcome of a game for the
team and the individual. It teaches children the
value of practice, preparation and dedication.
Football is all
about teamwork. Every individual in the team players
a role but all team players play as a team. This is
an aspect that goes a long way
in building team spirit including in workplace and
It inculcates a
never-give-up attitude. Bruised bodies, bruised egos
but the children continue to play to win. Overcoming
adversities with mental and physical
toughness is a valuable lesson.
Niall Goghawala, our Barça Academy Mumbai player, who trains at
the Churchgate centre, was declared the top scorer of the Mumbai
School Sports Association tournament.
Niall has been
with us since 2017 and has represented his centre at several
international tournaments such as BarçaAcademy World Cup, Singa
Cup and Dubai Super Cup.
Barça Academy Delhi player Shrithi Kannan was selected as the
Best Player of the Tournament at HT GIFA in 2020. She has been
training at our Gurugram centre since 2018 and was part of the
at the HT GIFA tournament in 2019. Congratulations Shrithi !
Barça Academy Delhi player, Sattyam Kumar, who trains at the
Saket centre, has been awarded the best centre back of Takshila
He has been training with us since 2017 and was
part of the team
that was first runner-up in Takshila Cup.
Ashmit Sharma Sangma
Barça Academy Delhi player Ashmit Sangma has been selected to
play for the Delhi State sub junior national team. Ashmit has
been training with us since 2016 at our Noida centre and has
represented his centre at tournaments such as the Singa Cup in
Singapore and Dubai Super Cup. We are truly proud of his
achievements and of being a part of his journey.
Husaina who trains at the Koramangala centre, Barça Acade my
Bengaluru, has been selected to represent Karnataka state team
in the U-16 category.
She has been training with us
2019 and was recently awarded the player of the match at the
Fitosport Baby League. She will also be part of the next Impetus
Taira Menon, Barça Acade my Bengaluru player, has been selected
to train at Chrystal Palace FC for 10 days in 2020. She was
declared the ‘Most Promising Player’ at the Malaya Aditi
in 2019. She has been training at our ECC centre since February
2019 and represented her centre at the Barça Academy World Cup
BarçaAcademy Mumbai player Veer Gondal was selected to train at La Liga’s second division club
Cardiz FC for four weeks in May 2020 (unfortunately postponed due to the Corona virus
Veer has been training with us since 2016 at our Matunga centre. He has
represented Barça Academy Mumbai in various international tournaments such as the Braca Academy
world Cup in Spain, the Singa
Cup in Singapore, etc., which helped him unlock his true potential.