Rarely do you hear Bollywood children being Chief Guests and that to for a sporting event.
Premier Football League (PFL) was inaugurated by Anmol Thakeria son of Poonam Dhillon, Asmaan Bhardwaj son of the famous Bollywood Director Vishal Bhardwaj / singer Rekha Bhardwaj and Nakul Krishna son of the soulful Bollywood singer KK.
The PFL is organised by Premier India Football Academy (PIFA) this being the second edition. This edition has over 34 boys & girls team ranging from 5 years to 16 year old’s, the league has 8 categories which includes 24 boys, 8 girls and 2 NGO teams. 300 children registered for tthis league.
Karan Deol, son of Sunny Deol along with Anmol, Asmaan & Nakul are all PIFA students since the last 8-9 years and are the brand ambassadors of PIFA. They will each coach a junior team.
The league is being played on 12 Saturday mornings at the JBCN International School – Parel football ground, All the matches are played on astro turf pitch, this helps the players to develop their skills, improve through the competition and to work as a team. Football being a high energy game, helps the child to be fit and healthy.
At lunchtime the audience watched the celebrity kids play the PIFA coaches. After which Anmol, Asmaan & Nakul shared their fond memories of training with PIFA and their special bond they had with the PIFA Directors Anjali & Nirvan. They encouraged the children to play football and train at PIFA.
Nike are the Official Match Ball.