6th IDIA Football League to be held on October 7-8 in Mumbai

The 6-a-side football tournament will be held at Astro Park, St. Stanislaus Sports Complex, Bandra, Mumbai.
IDIA Football League 2023
IDIA Football League 2023

IDIA has announced the IDIA Football League 2023 (IFL), the sixth edition of its annual fundraising football tournament for law firms and corporate legal teams, scheduled to take place in Mumbai on October 7-8, 2023.

The tournament will be held at the Astro Park, St. Stanislaus Sports Complex, Bandra, Mumbai.

IFL is 6-a-side tournament, in which around 20 teams of 10 players each will battle it out to win the IFL Trophy and IFL Plate.

The IFL was conceptualized by IDIA in 2014 as a charity football league to bring together legal professionals for the love of sports and to support a good cause – helping students from underprivileged backgrounds access quality legal education. The funds raised from the IFL go towards sponsoring the legal education of very deserving IDIA Scholars studying at various National Law Universities and other leading law colleges.

During the action on the field, the players along with IDIA team, scholars and well-wishers will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with luminaries from the legal field, and also to interact with the scholars of IDIA.

From its humble beginnings in 2014, IFL has grown to see participation from around 200 players in 20 teams fighting it out for the IFL Championship and IFL Plate.

As with the past five editions of the IDIA Football League, Vahura is supporting IDIA for IFL 2023. Vahura believes the law needs and strives to build and support platforms to bring out the champion in every lawyer/professional.

IDIA Football League 2023
IDIA Football League 2023

IDIA is inviting registrations to participate in the event.

In this sixth edition of IFL, so far fourteen teams have confirmed their participation and they are: Khaitan & Co, JSA, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Wadia Ghandy & Co, Trilegal, Desai & Diwanji, AZB & Partners, IC Universal Legal, Spice Route Legal, Samvad Partners, Meraki Chambers, Krishnamurthy & Co, Veritas Legal, and Disney+ Hotstar.  

If you are interested in playing but do not have a team, please do come forward and join the IDIA Well-wishers’ team! The Entry Fee for well-wisher’s’ team is ₹5000 and includes refreshment, jersey, event photograph.

Each team (including IDIA well-wishers’ team) is assured of playing a minimum of 4 matches (3 matches in league stage and at least 1 match in the knock-out stage).

Matches are expected to last a little over 15 minutes each (with each half lasting 7 minutes, with a break of 2 minutes in between). Unlimited rolling substitutions are allowed, enabling players to take breaks wherever required.

The Entry Fee for each team is ₹29,999/- onwards, and will include:

  • Refreshments for all the players.

  • A Jersey for each player.

  • An Event Photograph for each player.

Complete rules for IFL 2023 are available here, and the entry form is available here.

For team registration, please contact arnab@idialaw.org

R.S.V.P. ifl@idialaw.org

For further details, please contact:

Mr. Arnab Roy,
Director (Operations), IDIA
+91 7980123568

IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to law) is a charitable organisation that empowers students from underprivileged backgrounds to gain access to premier legal education, and become the leading lawyers of tomorrow. For more details, please see: www.idialaw.org

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