About India Khelo Football

Who we are?

We are a Not for Profit initiative aimed at uplifting the state of football in India by providing a roadmap to our kids to become a Professional Football Player with chance to play in Europe.

Mission

To find exciting young Indian football players and to provide them with opportunities to play at world stage

Vision
To create a movement, which churns out football players, who will be the next big thing in World Football.

Meet Our Team!

Meet the team behind this movement. 

David Carson

Sopia Schwimmer

Damian Barkley

OUR TEAM

Volunteer's helping IKF grow

(in alphabetical order)

Aastha Shah
TEAM-SOCIAL MEDIA
Currently in SYJC, Aastha is passionate about graphic designing (digital illustration) and would love to see Football grow at grassroot level in India.
Aditi Panwar
Influencer Marketer
She did her graduation from IP university majoring in journalism and mass communication. She also has experience in events as well as she has done internship with smile foundation, blackberry India and worked in IPL 2019 with Delhi capitals in hospitality crew.
B.Ikshwak
TEAM-TECH
An engineer student who is passionate about football.
Deepak Krishnan
TEAM-SOCIAL MEDIA
Currently studying at NMIMS Mumbai. HElping IKF via his social media skills.
Harshad Tulaskar
FOOTBALL HEAD
Owner and founder of Elite Football Schools and India Khelo Football.
Jayesh Bahadur
Sponsorship advisor
He is an avid football fan. As an advisor, he is supporting IKF in scouting talent and getting grants or funds from Individuals, Corporates and PSUs. He has over 20 yrs of Industry experience in his stints with last two MNC handling Senior leadership positions. Currently he is running a consulting firm “Kachi Sozo Business Services”.
Kritika Malik
PROGRAM MANAGER
Table Tennis National Player. She is English literature graduate from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University.
Martina Feranandes
DESIGN HEAD
A management graduate with a passion for art and designing.
Naman Dave
Digital Media Strategist
He is an engineering graduate and a professional digital marketer. He has expertise in strategizing the marketing campaign and building a result-driven advertising strategy to help organizations achieve better ROI. He is also the author of 2 books ” A Road Walk” and ” Could Be A Hero”.
Neha Sharma
Marketing Strategist
An IIM Jammu, MBA student with 2 years of experience in software automation testing in luxury e-commerce and mutual fund domain.
Pawan Bishnoi
TECHNICAL LEAD
Graduated from CDLU Sirsa, pursuing M.Sc Computer Science from KU, Kurukshetra. Full Stack Developer having 1.5 years’ experience in building cloud ERP's.
Pritam Lad
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
With Finance in mind and Football at Heart, an MBA graduated with 10 years of work experience.
Sachin Gandhi
ON GROUND EVENTS
PG. Experiential Marketing. Entrepreneur with a passion for creating indelible experiences. Associated with the experiences & events industry since last 7 years having worked on Pan India & International Events.
Saurabh Singh
PROGRAM MANAGER
He is a 3rd year student in Moti Lal Nehru college, Delhi. He is a football player and has won many tournaments in the past. Also worked as A liaison Officer at the Asian Wrestling Championship
Urmila Murmu
VISUAL DESIGNER
Student of communication Design at NIFT, Bengaluru. She has worked as a motion graphic designer, UI/UX designer and creative designer for various Ecommerce sites.
Vishesh Santosh
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST
A management graduate, passionate about sports and fitness, patriotic, and a believer. Vishesh believes that football is going to be the next big thing in India after Bollywood and Cricket.
Abi Varghese
PROGRAM MANAGER
Mechanical graduate student who is immensely passionate about grassroots development.
Atharv Mungikar
CONTENT MANAGER
Currently pursuing engineering in the field of IT and currently working as an content write/head intern in IKF. I also am very passionate towards sports, but mainly towards football.
Deepak C
TEAM-TECH
An engineering student with passion to see football growing.
Hardik Pahwa
Social Media Manager
Hardik is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in Journalism from Emerson College, Boston. Football is his first love and it brings him great pleasure to be able to help fulfil IKF's noble mission.
Hitesh Joshi
STRATEGY
Part of Chairman's office at Reliance in Strategy. Earlier Designed successful Products & Solutions in Skill Development Domain. Managing Football Club since 2013.
Jeetendra Mandal
CHIEF ARCHITECT
Completed MCA in 2007. Have more than 13 years of industrial experience in software development.
Kedar Naik
SPONSORSHIP
A Digital Sales Leader with 10 years of experience working for Zee, Network18 and now Your Story.
Madhur Sachdev
SPONSORSHIP
Graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Having 4 years of experience in institutional sales.
Mithun Krishnan
TEAM - Social Media
Mithun is studying Fashion Communication at NIFT, Bengaluru. He is working with IKF with an aim to fulfil IKF’s goal.
Neeraj Bhandare
CORPORATE AND COMMUNICATIONS
Architect, Entrepreneur, Social Media Evangelist. Footballer Above All.
Nirja Shekhawat
PROGRAM HEAD
An Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer who is now pursuing her career in Media and Events. Nirja is really passionate when it comes to sports, Football specially.
Phani Bhushan
STRATEGY
An IIT Alumnus,a serial entrepreneur and a die hard soccer fan. On technology front using his innovation"Anant Computing" he is trying to create truly digitally inclusive India and at the same time he is dreaming to take Indian sports talent to the global stage.
Rana Dutt
BRAND STRATEGIST
Experienced capital,forex, commodity market professional with a flair for financing and risk management.
Sai Mohan Sasi Kumar
SPONSORSHIP
MBA in Sports Management from the Real Madrid Graduate School, Spain. Currently work with a US based company called SponsorUnited as a Sports Sponsorship Scout.
Suhas N Kashyap
TEAM-TECH
Engineering student and a huge sports enthusiast.
Vani Mahajan
PROGRAM HEAD
She did her Master majoring in network and security. Vani is currently working as a Cyber-security and Infrastructure specialist with start-up in Melbourne. She loves football.

Our Associates

Kevin Gala
ASSOCIATE
An Entrepreneur in kids business from last 15 years. Kevin has a zeal of creating and exploring new ventures and markets. Currently based out of London.
Raviraj Shetty
ASSOCIATE
An MBA graduate with over 12+ years with Corporate Bigwigs. A Double district level representation at Football and his over 10yrs association with the game is put to good use as our European strategy consultant. Currently based out of The Netherlands.
Raj Kumar
ASSOCIATE
An IIT Guwahati Graduate with an entrepreneurial zeal. Passionate towards sports and would like to make the European leagues accessible for every passionate footballer in our country. Currently based out of Hyderabad.
Vivek Dixit
ASSOCIATE
MBA student by mind and a sports enthusiast by heart. Bachelors in Industrial and Production Engineering from Manipal University. Worked with firms like Red Card Global, Singapore, and Aethleti Sports.

Regional Execution Partner

Abhishek Goswami
DELHI
Abhishek has vast football playing experience for over 20 yrs . He is currently associated with senior divison women's team in delhi. He has done following courses under AIFF: AIFF D LICENSE, IPSO CERTIFIED SCOUT , AIFF FUTSAL COACH and is also Cat-4 REFEREE at football delhi
Harpreet Bedi
DEHRADUN/LEH
Former National footballer & professional coach now. Won Youth U13/U18 and U15 I-league twice (as a coach). Awarded by AIFC COACH OF THE YEAR (2018), INDIA BOOK OF RECORDS (for winning I-league as a player and coach)
Rohan Shinde
MUMBAI
Team Manager - Sellebrity.fc( Elite division, soccer Raider( Super Divison) Maurya Foundation( 2nd Division Regal.FC ( 3rd Division) , Sellebrity Yuva Fc ( Ypl super divison)
Vilibeizo Keditsu
REGIONAL PARTNER
A Civil Engineer with passion for Football. He is D Licensed Coach and bring with him 13 years of coaching experience in Assam & Nagaland.
Christine Vaz
GOA
She is an ardent sports and wellness enthusiast having an extensive experience of 19 yrs of Managing and Directing sports and wellness institutes and organisations from the year 2000 till date. She is involved in training and coaching soccer players (Girls) 
Naveed Ahmed
KARNATAKA
D License coach (AIFF/AFC) from Bangalore. Organised a scouting program at Bangalore football stadium for BDFA division teams. Has done international projects in Serbia/Kosovo, Bosnia Herzegovina, UAE.
Sunil Kumar
Jharkhand
Sunil is passionate about development of football at grassroot level and have more than 16 years of football experience. He aims to take Indian Football to the next level by making football accessible to every kid.

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