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.
- AFC U-17 Champioship
- SAFF U-16Championship
- AFC U-19 Champioship
- SAFF U-19 championship
- Kwik’s Cup( District ,province,National )
- Lalit Memorial U-18 Football Tournament .( 14 A-division youth Team) .
National U23 team head coach Bal Gopal Maharjan has called up 48 players for the closed camp training.
The team is scheduled to take part in the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers in Tajikistan from October 25-31.
Seven players called up for the U23 team are currently with the senior team and will join the camp after completion of SAFF Championship. The national team is currently in Doha, Qatar, to prepare for the SAFF Championship which begins from October 1 in Maldives.
Nepal have been drawn alongside Iran, Lebanon and Tajikistan in Group B for the Qualifiers.
The closed camp will begin from September 13 (Monday).
Goalkeepers: Arpan Karki, Bishal Sunar, Abhishek Baral, Pujan Hona, Anjal Shrestha, Surya Adhikari, Bishnu KC, Akash Ranabhat, Rohit Karki
Defenders: Suman Aryal, Gautam Shrestha, Rajan Gurung, Ashim Bhusal, Randip Paudel, Bishwas Udas, Bishal Basnet, Roman Limbu, Prhtivi Chaudhary, Adil Hamid, Yogesh Gurung, Roshan Dong, Sonit Dahal
Midfielders: Nitin Thapa, Suraj Jeu Thakuri, Ayush Ghalan, Sesehang Angdembe, Jay Gurung, Ashok Thapa Magar, Dipesh Gurung, Anil Maharjan, Rajiv Lopchan, Sishir Lekhi, Rumesh Bartaula, Akash Budamagar, Niranjan Maharjan, Dipesh Ale Magar, Rajat Tiwari, Roshan Rana Magar, Arik Bista
Forwards: Manish Dangi, Abhishek Rijal, Rajesh Pariyar, Darshan Gurung, Prizen Tamang, Dinesh Hemjan, Rejin Subba, Buddha Bal Tamang, Kailash Lamichhane
Bal Gopal Maharjan has been named as the the head coach of national U23 football team on Monday.
Maharjan, a former national team coach, will oversee the team for the upcoming AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers.
Similarly, Rojit KC has been named as the assistant coach and Lalit Chand as goalkeeping coach.
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.
League Champions Machhindra Club has signed a six year agreement with Peace Point Boarding School to run Machhindra Peace Point Youth Football Academy.
The two sides signed in an agreement at ANFA Complex in Satdobato on Sunday. With the agreement, Machhindra became the fifth civilian club to run the academy after Sankata Club, Satdobato Youth Club and New Road Team (NRT) and Manang Marsyangdi Club (MMC). Three departmental teams have also agreed to run academies.
Seven players from the club and seven from schools, totaling 14 players, will join the academy in the first year while the club will add seven more players in the second year taking the total number of players to 21. The players will train with the club while continuing their education in the school.
Machhindra's Chairperson Sunil Kapali and Peace Point Boarding School's Principal Ishu Gurung signed in the agreement.
ANFA Vice President and Grassroots and Youth Coordinator Upendra Man Singh signed in the agreement from ANFA.
ANFA President Karma Tshering Sherpa was also present in the signing ceremony.
New Road Team (NRT) and Satdobato Youth Club (SYC) have reached a six year agreement with Laboratory School and Little Angles School respectively to run football academy.
A tripartite agreement was reached between the clubs, school and All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) amid a special programme at ANFA Complex on Wednesday.
As per the agreement, 14 players―seven players from the clubs and school―will join the academy for the first year. The players will train with the club while continuing their study in the school.
For the second year, the clubs will provide 14 players taking the total players to 21.
SYC's President Kapil Rana Magar and Little Angles School Principal Mukunda Raj Sharma signed the agreement to run the academy named LAS-Satdobato Youth Football Academy.
Similarly, NRT President Sundar Joshi and Laboratory School Principal Lakhpa Sherpa signed the agreement. The academy will be named Laboratory NRT Youth Football Academy.
ANFA Vice President and Grassroots and Youth Coordinator Upendra Man Singh signed in the agreements from ANFA.
Five-time league champions NRT and SYC, who were promoted to the top tier this year, become the second clubs after Sankata Club which signed similar agreement with Nexus School to run the academy.
ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa and Vice President Shixit Parajuli, General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar among other ANFA officials, club officials and school staffs were also present in the programme.
Nepal have been drawn alongside Iran, Lebanon and Tajikistan in Group B for the the AFC U23 Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers.
The 42 teams were drawn into 11 groups with 15 spots available at the AFC U23 Asian Cup 2022 with Uzbekistan having already confirmed their place as hosts, the first time the tournament will be staged in the Central Zone.
The draw divided the teams into two Regions – the West Region comprising 23 West, South and Central Participating Teams as well as the East Region, which consists of 19 East and ASEAN Participating Teams.
The West Region comprises six groups in total – five groups of four teams and one group of three teams – while the East Region features four groups of four teams and one group of three teams, with the 11 group winners and four best second-placed teams sealing their qualification to the Finals.
The Qualifiers are scheduled for October 23 to 31, 2021.
Group A: Syria, Qatar (H), Yemen, Sri Lanka
Group B: Islamic Republic of Iran, Tajikistan (H), Lebanon, Nepal
Group C: Iraq, Bahrain (H), Afghanistan, Maldives
Group D: Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Kuwait (H), Uzbekistan
Group E: United Arab Emirates (H), Oman, India, Kyrgyz Republic
Group F: Jordan (H), Palestine, Turkmenistan
Group G: Australia, China PR, Indonesia (H), Brunei Darussalam
Group H: Korea Republic, Singapore (H), Timor-Leste, Philippines
Group I: Vietnam, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei (H)
Group J: Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Mongolia (H)
Group K: DPR Korea, Japan, Cambodia
A tripartite agreement has been reached between All Nepal Football Association, Sankata Club and Nexus School to run football academy.
A memorandum of understanding was signed at ANFA Complex in Satdobato on Tuesday.
ANFA Vice President and Chairman of Youth Development Committee Upendra Man Singh, Sankata Club's acting president Surendra Shikhrakar, Nexus School Principal RB Katuwal signed the agreement.
As per the agreement, 14 players―seven players from Sankata Club and seven from Nexus School―will join the academy named Nexus-Sankata Youth Football Academy for the first year. The players will train at Sankata Club's ground while Nexus School will provide scholarship to them.
For the second year, Sankata Club will provide 14 players taking the total players to 21.
Sankata Club becomes the first civilian club to sign the agreement to run the academy after departmental teams Nepal Armed Police Force, Nepal Police and Nepal Army.
ANFA President Karma Tsering Sherpa, Vice President Shixit Parajuli, General Secretary Indraman Tuladhar, Assistant General Secretary Arun Man Joshi were also present in the signing ceremony.
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