Youth Football

Fundamentally Youth Football is the bridge between the early introductory years to the senior game. There are 2 pathways for the youth player to consider, Community and Elites.

About Youth Football

YOUTH FOOTBALL

Fundamentally Youth Football is the bridge between the early introductory years to the senior game. There are 2 pathways for the youth player to consider, Community and Elite.Community football is football played anywhere at any level, in schools, clubs, private academies or local tournaments. Usually it is about playing with friends and having fun. But this pathway is also for the late developer as he /she grows in strength, starts to understand the game better and of course improve in the technical/tactical areas required of elite footballers. Everyone develops differently and through playing more games and improved coaching many players begin to realize their potential later in life and move to the elite pathway. 

Elite Youth Academy Programs

Our long-term is to introduce elite academy programs in key football hubs throughout the country and develop the quality, increase our talent pool and expand our chances of identifying and recruiting talent. These Academies will also provide a pathway to National Leagues and National Teams for more players, Coaches and support staff.

AIM

All our Academy Programs to achieve AFC 3 star status and achieve a minimum of 75% succession rate to National Teams.

MISSION

Provide all Academy players with a holistic development program. Scholastic and Football Education are balanced and individually designed plans to maximize each players potential. ANFA will support, fund all requirements while enrolled in the academy program and report on individual development bi annually.

We will create a culture that encourages individual expression yet respect, humility and responsibility. The program will challenge, inspire and encourage the ambitions to go beyond their potential.

The Academy will provide a planned progression ( to National Teams & National League Teams) with clear guidelines or an exit plan if desired outcomes  are not achieved.

CURRENT COMPETITIONS

  1. AFC U-17 Champioship 
  2. SAFF U-16Championship 
  3. AFC U-19 Champioship 
  4. SAFF U-19 championship 
  5. Kwik’s Cup( District ,province,National )
  6. Lalit Memorial U-18  Football Tournament .( 14 A-division youth Team) .

Youth Football News

2022-05-24

Nepal drawn alongside Thailand, Vietnam and Chinese Taipei in AFC U-17 Asian Cup Qualifiers

Nepal have been drawn alongside Thailand, Vietnam and Chinese Taipei in the AFC U-17 Asian Cup Qualifiers.

The draw was held virtually on Tuesday.

The tournament will be held in Bahrain from October 1 to 9, 2022.

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2022-05-19

SAFF U-20 fixtures released, Nepal to play first match against Maldives

Nepal will play its first match of the SAFF U-20 Championship against Maldives on July 25.

The fixture of the championship was released on Thursday.

Nepal will play their second match against Sri Lanka on July 27 followed by India on the 31st. Nepal's final group match will be against Bangladesh on August 2.

India, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are also taking part in the competition to be held in Odisha from July 25 to August 5.

The top two teams after the single round matches will play in the final on August 5.

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2021-11-18

Friends Club, Nightingale School to run football academy

A tripartite agreement has been reached between All Nepal Football Association, Friends Club and Nightingale International Secondary School to run football academy.

A memorandum of understanding was signed in this regard on Thursday.

ANFA Vice President and Chairman of Youth Development Committee Upendra Man Singh, Friends Club's President Deepak Thapa, Nightingale School Principal Ranjana Pradhan signed the agreement.

As per the agreement, 14 players―seven players from the club and seven from the school―will join the academy named Friends Nightingale Youth Football Academy for the first year. The players will train at club's ground while the school will provide scholarship to them.F

For the second year, Friends Club will provide 14 players taking the total players to 21.A

ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa was also present in the signing ceremony.

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2021-10-25

Iran down Nepal in AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers

Nepal lost 4-0 to Iran in their first match of the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on Monday.

Hossein Nokhodkar scored a brace and Mehdi Lamouchitaraji and Yasin Salmani scored the other two goals for Iran.

After a goalless first half, Lamouchitaraji opened the scoring a minute into the second half. Nokhodkar scored his first in the 77th and added the team's third two minutes after his first goal. Skipper Salmani scored the fourth three minutes into the stoppage time to wrap up the victory.

Nepal will now play its second match against hosts Tajikistan on October 28. Nepal's third and final group match will be against Lebanon on October 31.

(Photos courtesy: Tajikistan Football Federation)

 

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2021-10-17

Final squad for AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers confirmed

The final squad for AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers has been confirmed on Sunday.

Head coach Bal Gopal Maharjan confirmed the squad for the tournament in Tajikistan.

Nepal will play first match against Iran on October 25, against Tajikistan on October 28 and against Lebanon on October 31.

Final squad: Arpan Karki (GK), Bishal Sunar (GK), Abhishek Baral (GK), Suman Aryal, Gautam Shrestha, Rajan Gurung, Shiva Gurung, Randip Poudel, Anil Maharjan, Abhishek Limbu, Nitin Thapa, Suraj Jeu Thakuri, Ayush Ghalan, Sesehang Angdembe, Rajiv Lopchan, Sishir Lekhi, Akash Budha Magar, Roshan Pahari, Arik Bista, Ritik Kumar Khadka, Manish Dangi, Abhishek Rijal, Darshan Gurung

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2021-10-16

Nepal U23 to play friendly against Indonesia U23

The national U23 team, currently in closed camp training, will play a friendly against Indonesia U23 team in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

The friendly will be a part of preparation for the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers.

Nepal have been drawn alongside Iran, Lebanon and Tajikistan in Group B for the tournament.

Nepal will play its first match against Iran on October 25 and second against hosts Tajikistan on October 28. Nepal's final match will be against Lebanon on October 31. All the matches will be played at Republican Central Stadium in Dushanbe.

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