Selection for 15th Batch (2018)


Tata Football Academy is happy to announce that the selection trial for induction into TFA for the next batch will be held from November 2017 at various places across India.

Eligibility Criteria

Date of Birth : Born between 1.1.2002 and 31.12.2003
Minimum Height : 5' 6'' approx.
Minimum Weight : 55 kgs


The trial procedure at the Tata Football Academy is highly competitive and attracts some of the best talents from all over the country. Aspirants will be tested on their performance in match situations, technical skills on the ball, tactical awareness and physical ability, based on which they will progress to the next rounds of the selection in TFA in April - May 2018.

The scouting for talent will commence in November 2017 and will be conducted at the following places:

Place Venue Date
Jharkhand Ranchi College Ground 24th & 25th Nov. 2017
Odisha Unit VI Ground, BBSR 28th & 29th Nov. 2017
Jharkhand West Singhbhum Sports Assn, Ground, Chaibasa 3rd & 4th Dec. 2017
Jharkhand Musabani Stadium 6th Dec. 2017
Banaras Benia Bagh Ground 14th Dec. 2017
Haryana Rewari 16th Dec. 2017
Punjab SGGS Khalsa College Mahilpur 18th Dec. 2017
J & K TRC Artificial Turf Ground, Srinagar 21st Dec. 2017
Delhi Noida Stadium - Sector 12 23rd & 24th Dec. 2017
Jharkhand Silli Stadium, Turf pitch 27th & 28th Dec. 2017
Bihar Police Line Ground, Patna 3rd & 4th Jan. 2018
West Bengal Ground 2 - Bidhannagar Municipal Sports Complex 7th & 8th Jan. 2018
Assam Duliajan Football Academy Ground 4th & 5th Feb. 2018
Manipur Artificial Turf Ground, Khuman Lampak 7th & 8th Feb. 2018
Nagaland   10th Feb. 2018
Arunachal Pradesh Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun 12th & 13th Feb. 2018
Sikkim Namchi Singithang Play Ground, South Sikkim 15th & 16th Feb. 2018
West Bengal Kanchenjunga Stadium, Siliguri 18th & 19th Feb. 2018
West Bengal Kalyani Stadium, Kalyani 22nd & 23rd Feb. 2018
Odisha VSS Stadium, Sambalpur 26th & 27th Feb. 2018
Kerala Corporation Football Ground, Thrissur 3rd Mar. 2018

The participating players will need to carry the following during the time of trials:

  • Birth Certificate issued by the Panchayat, Registrar of Births & Deaths, Municipal Corporation or any other Government equivalent authority (Original and a copy). The date of Registration of Birth mentioned in the certificate should be within one year of the actual date of birth of player.
  • Copy of Aadhar Card
  • Letter from the School Principal certifying the age and class in which you are studying as per the school records. (Original and a copy)
  • 2 nos. Passport size photograph
  • Full personal playing kit

Please note:

  • The screened and shortlisted boys will be called for final trials in April / May '18 at TFA, Jamshedpur.
  • Canvassing in any form will not be entertained and will disqualify the applicant automatically.
  • TFA will only contact the eligible or selected boys at every stage.
  • The boys will be tested on their technical and tactical skills, as well as physical and medical parameters.
  • No fare will be paid for appearing for the trials.

TFA reserves the right to subject the boys to age verification tests.


Click here for download the "Application Form"



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