State Bank India (SBI) and Jamshedpur Football Club (JFC) enter into a partnership for promoting football in the country

With an aim to support and promote Indian football, the country’s largest lender, SBI, has entered into a strategic partnership with JFC. The bank signed a landmark agreement with the JFC – making this a first major endeavor by SBI in the game of football. With this partnership, SBI will be one of the principal sponsors of the JFC.

The partnership was announced in the presence of Ashwani Bhatia, MD, SBI, TV Narendran, MD & CEO, Tata Steel, B. Raghavendra Rao, DMD, SBI, Chanakya Chaudhary, Chairman, JFC, and Vice President Corporate Services, Tata Steel along with other senior officers from SBI, JFC, and Tata Steel. 

Mr. Ashwani Bhatia, MD, SBI said, “India has a rich football history and it is a matter of time that India enters the big stage of football. There have been rapid strides in Indian football over the past decade, especially with the advent of the Indian Super League. Tata Steel has been at the forefront of promoting football and has continuously produced champion players over the past three decades via the Tata Football Academy. JFC is a step ahead in the same direction and the packed stands, every year, at the JRD Tata Sports complex speak volumes of the popularity of football amongst its legion of fans. Not just that, but, JFC has done incredible work in the grassroots, youth football and coach education, all the while engaging with these fans. We also have a long-standing relationship with Tata Steel and the Tata Group and this partnership will help us to promote sports and more specifically football. These reasons made our decision very simple to partner with JFC, one of the top professional football clubs of India.”

“We look forward to work with them and wish Coach Owen Coyle and the players all the very best for the current season. The steps have been in the right direction over the past few years and JFC has the potential to become one of the top clubs in Asia and the world,” he added.

Commenting further on the partnership, Mr. TV Narendran, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Steel, remarked: “We are delighted to have SBI as one of the principal sponsors of the JFC. We hope to work with SBI in various capacities and form a great association for years to come. I am sure that this partnership will help create great value for our ISL senior and youth teams, fan base and coaches and set benchmarks in football .”

Mr. Chanakya Chaudhary, JFC Chairman and Vice President Corporate Services, Tata Steel said, “Over the years, JFC has put in massive efforts and strides in community engagement. Our matches at the JRD Tata Sports Complex achieve the highest average attendance in the ISL. Our grassroots programme has engaged thousands of kids in Jharkhand coupled with Tata Steel’s rich history with youth development in football via the Tata Football Academy. Our association with SBI is very encouraging as we aim to achieve success on and off the pitch. We welcome SBI as our sponsor and look forward to our long association.”

The iconic JFC match jersey will now have SBI logo on the backside. The two brands will also actively engage with fans via the first team and also during the broadcast of the Indian Super League (ISL). The interaction with fans will continue on the digital platforms of SBI and JFC as well.

For Trial related updates: Latest trials updates in Mumbai Football

Also Read: Suraj Pillai – Leading football development through Coach Education

Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for all the latest happenings in the world of Indian football

Oscar SSE to conduct trials for Youth Teams

Mumbai based Oscar SSE will conduct trials for their youth teams on 12th December 2021 at Wings Sports Centre ground. Oscar SSE is a 2-star AIFF Accredited Academy plying their…

Share

BBFS set to conduct trials for Residential Academy

Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools Residential Academy are set to conduct trials for the 2022-23 season. Players born between 2005-2012 are eligible to take part. The trials will start from 14th…

Share

Kenkre FC to conduct trials for their Youth team starting November 15

Mumbai based I league 2nd division outfit – Kenkre FC, will be conducting trials for their youth teams starting November 15th Kenkre FC had an excellent I league qualifiers campaign…

Share

DK Pharma FC to conduct trials for MFA Elite Division

Mumbai Football Association Elite Division side D.K.Pharma FC will be conducting trials for their upcoming 2021-22 campaign. Having gradually come up in the Mumbai Football Pyramid, Badlapur based DK Pharma…

Share

Lemon Break Sports FC to conduct trials for MFA 1st Division campaign

Lemon Break Sports FC is conducting trials for its first division side that will be playing in the MFA league for the upcoming season. Lemon Break SC is one of…

Share

Kenkre FC to conduct trials for Senior Women’s Team

Mumbai-based Kenkre FC are slated to conduct trials for their Senior Women’s Football Team on the 9th of October at Neville Dsouza Ground, Bandra. Kenkre FC have long been regarded…

Share

NLWS FC to hold trials for MDFA 3rd division

NLWS FC, a club based out of Dadar that will be playing in the MDFA 3rd division for the 2021-22 season will be holding trials next Sunday (10th October) Mauli…

Share

Income Tax Football team to conduct trials for Elite Division Campaign

MDFA Elite Division side Income Tax Football team will be conducting trials for ‘Guest Players’ for its upcoming 2021-22 season. The team is now looking to rope in few ‘guest…

Share

Oscar SSE to conduct trials for U 14 and U 16 category in Mumbai

Mumbai based Oscar SSE will conduct trials for their youth teams on 2nd and 3rd October at Wings Sports Centre ground. Oscar SSE is a 2-star AIFF Accredited Academy plying…

Share

Footie First to conduct trials for MFA 2nd Division team

Footie first will be conducting trials for its first team which will play in the MFA 2nd Division 2021-22 season. While the club has definitely set standards by winning the…

Share