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


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.


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


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.


  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


Committee on APF's football academy convenes first meeting

The committee formed after signing a memorandum of understanding between All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and Armed Police Force (APF) held its first meeting on Friday.

The meeting decided to upgrade the standard of the football ground of APF School in Kirtipur after coordinating with ANFA. The meeting also formed a three-member Technical Committee coordinated by ANFA's Head of Elite Youth Nabin Maharjan to select players of the school in Kirtipur for the academy.

ANFA Vice President Upendra Man Singh and ANFA Assistant General Secretary Arun Man Joshi, APF Nepal UN Peace Keeping Training School, Kakani, Chairperson SP Bhesh Bahadur Shah, among other senior APF officials, were also present in the meeting.

ANFA and APF have signed a six-year agreement to establish Nepal APF School Football Academy in December.

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Nepal U-15 beat Bhutan U-15 6-1 in a friendly

Nepal U-15 Women's on Monday defeated Bhutan U-15 Women's team 6-1 in a friendly match held at ANFA Complex, Satdobato.

The next friendly match is scheduled on 25 December, 2019 at the ANFA Complex.

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ANFA, Nepal Youth Soccer Project agrees to work together for youth football

ANFA, Nepal Youth Soccer Project today signed a MoU to work together for youth football programme.

The signing of the agreement aims Nepal's U-12 team's participation in International Toreros Cup Football Tournament in Japan this year.

ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa and Coach of Funroots Academy and President of NPO Basanta Gauchan signed and exchanged the document to formalize the relationship between ANFA, Funroots Academy and Nepal Youth Soccer Project.

The MoU is aimed to intensify the football coopretaion, support to players and strengthen the relations between ANFA, Funroots Academy and Nepal Youth Soccer Project.

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Final Round of Kwik's Cup kicks off

The final round of Kwik's Cup Inter-School National Football Tournament kicked off on Sunday at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato, Lalitpur.

Sainik Awasiya M.B and Super Sense English Boarding School played a goalless draw in the inaugural match in Pool 'A' fixture.

In the second match, the old Capital Secondary School and Sagarmatha Secondary School played a 2-2 draw. Sishant Pariyar (23') and Britant Ale Magar (37') scored for the Old Capital while Manoj Ghimire (20')  and Gyanendra Bhandari (39') netted for Sagarmatha.

Likewise, Shree Narayan Janata thrashed Bhaktapur English School 9-0. Bishwo Kumar Syangtan (2', 13'), Suraj Kumar Shah (6'), Dilip Moktan (8', 42'), Prabeen Kumar Syangtan (46', 53'), Nishal Gole (52') and Dal Khapanghi (63') scored for Shree Narayan Janata. 

Sainik Awashiya, Kaski also registered 1-0 over Triyuga Namuna Secondary in the last match of the day. Sushant Thapa scored the match winner in the 34th minute for Sainik Awashiya. 

A total of 16 boy's teams and 12 girls team have qualified for the final round of the largest youth football tournament.

The girl's tournament will begin from 6-13 December, 2019.

Top four teams in both the category will be awarded with Rs. 300, 000, Rs. 150,000, Rs. 75,000 and Rs. 50, 000 respectively.

Tomorrow's Match:

Nepalaya English Public School vs Shramik Secondary School (10:00 AM)

Gorkha Secondary School vs Wonderland English School (11:45 AM)

Srijana Gyan Sagar H.S vs Saraswoti Secondary School (13:30 PM)

Smriti Boarding Schiil vs Province 6/7 (15:15 PM)

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FIFA Delegates visits Football Academy in Rautahat and Butwal

FIFA Director MA service Mr. Theodoros Giannikos, FIFA Development Officer Mr. Prince Rufus along with ANFA President
Karma Tshering Sherpa ANFA inspected newly build Women's Football Academy in Rautahat on 5 November, 2019.  The Academy build under FIFA Forward Program (2016-2018) is the country's first women's training academy. 

The delegations also witnessed a friendly match played among the local football playing girls in Rautahat. 

On the next day, the delegates visited Butwal Football Academy, which is renovated by the ANFA under the FIFA Forward Program. 

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ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa meets delegations of the US Soccer Federation

ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa today visited US Soccer Federation and held a meeting with the delegations of the Federation, which was chaired by Brain Remedi, Chief Administrative Officer of the US Soccer Federation.  

The meeting took four key decisions. The decisions are:

1) The US Soccer Federation to take very important steps for the development of the Women’s Football in Nepal.

2) The US Soccer Federation will bring Scouting Workshop in Nepal to bridge the gap in recruitments of talented senior and youth players.

3) The US Soccer Federation is very positive to conduct coaching courses for the Nepalese coaches residing in the USA.

4) The US Soccer Federation is highly interested to promote the FIFA World Cup 2026 from the Mount Everest.

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