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IDIA Football League 2017 | IFL Night and Gala Dinner

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IDIA Football League 2017 | IFL Night and Gala Dinner

IDIA announces IDIA Football League 2017, the fourth edition of its annual fundraising football tournament for law firms and corporate legal teams, scheduled to take place in Mumbai over 9th and 10th September 2017 at the Turf Park, Jio Garden, Bandra Kurla Complex. IFL is 6-a-side tournament, in which around 20 teams of 11 players will battle it out for winning the IFL Trophy and IFL Plate. This year, the IDIA Football League features a celebratory IFL Night and Gala Dinner on closing day of the tournament. To add to the excitement, we have a new addition this year –a fun unique quiz that will foray into the football and legal domains. Each quizzing team can have up to 3 members, and will play for boasting rights and some surprise goodies! The IFL Night and Gala Dinner will be held on 10 September 2017 at Otters Club, Bandra West, where in addition to the awards ceremony and the exciting quizzing event, you could expect impromptu speeches and performances over dinner and drinks. We at IDIA believe there is no better way to celebrate diversity and inclusion than through sports! Hence, 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. After the action on the field, the players along with IDIA team, scholars and well-wishers will head over for dinner and drinks at a fun-packed evening – IFL Night and Gala Dinner at Otters Club where they will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with luminaries from the legal field, and also to interact with the scholars of IDIA- always an eye-opening experience for all! Senior counsel and sports commentator, Fredun E De Vitre will be the Chief Guest for the evening. 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 three editions of the IDIA Football League, Vahura is supporting IDIA for IFL 2017. Vahura believes the law needs and strives to build and support platforms to bring out the champion in every lawyer/professional. The past three editions of the IFL have seen participation from leading law firms in in-house corporate teams including Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Wadia Ghandy& Co., Bharucha & Partners, Trilegal, Khaitan & Co., J Sagar Associates, Star India, Mahindra & Mahindra etc. IDIA is inviting registration for IFL 2017. It is 6 a side tournament, and each squad can comprise up to 11 players. It is mandatory that: a)   Each squad should have at least one female player and a player above 40 years, unless the team comes from an office with no woman or no above 40 years employee. b)   Each squad should have at least three qualified lawyers within playing six. Each 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 Rs. 30,000/- only, and will include: Refreshments for all the players. A Jersey for each player. An Event Photograph for...

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IDIA Football League 2016 and Fundraising Dinner

By on Oct 5, 2016 in IDIA Football League | 0 comments

IDIA Football League 2016 and Fundraising Dinner

Welcome to the Third Edition of IDIA Football League (IFL 2016) and the IDIA Awards Ceremony and Fundraising Dinner 2016 About the IDIA Football League Conceptualised in 2014 for football’s popularity amongst legal professionals as also sport’s ability to nurture diversity by being open to all classes of society, the IDIA Football League (IFL) is IDIA’s annual fundraising tournament. The funds raised from the IFL go towards the education of the brilliant and deserving scholars that IDIA supports across premier law schools in India. The 3rd edition of the IFL is scheduled to take place over the weekend of 15th & 16th October 2016 in Mumbai at the Western Railway Grounds, Lower Parel. As with the past two editions of the IFL, the IFL is powered by the long-time sponsor, Vahura. Teams come together to compete for a good cause – raising money for IDIA. The money raised from the tournament is used to sponsor the legal education of our Scholars, who are students from underprivileged and marginalised backgrounds, who have cracked the highly competitive law entrance examinations to gain admission in the National Law Universities and other leading law colleges of India. The past two editions of the IFL have seen participation from over 200 players in 20 teams fighting it out for the IFL Championship and IFL Plate. The first two editions featured teams from a number of well-known law firms such as Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, WadiaGhandy & Co., Bharucha & Partners, Trilegal, Khaitan & Co., and J Sagar Associates, along with legal teams of Star India and Mahindra & Mahindra, among others.  The first edition saw Bharucha & Partners winning the Champions trophy while Trilegal won the Plate trophy. The second edition saw Star India beating Trilegal to bag the Champions trophy while Khaitan defeated Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas to win the IFL Plate. The 2016 edition will be the third consecutive edition and is expected to feature 20 teams competing for the IFL Trophy and the IFL Plate. Quick Points for IFL 2016 Dates: 15th and 16th October 2016 Venue: Western Railways Sports Association Ground, Lower Parel, Mumbai Team Strength: 6 to 11 players for each team (see Rule 4 of the attached Rule of IFL 2016 for more details).  Individuals, who are not part of the team, can join the IDIA Well Wisher team. They could email arnab@idialaw.com for more details. Registration Details for IFL 2016 Each 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. Detailed rules are attached for your reference.  The Entry Fee for each team is Rs. 26,500/- only, and will include: ·       Refreshments for all the players. ·       A Jersey for each player. ·       An Event photograph for each player. ·       Invites to IFL Night and Gala Dinner for the team. Entry for individuals in IDIA Wellwishers team is INR 5,000/- and includes the things mentioned above. Please do register at the earliest so that we can make arrangements accordingly. For Team/Individual Registrations, please fill out of this Form. For sponsorship or any other queries, contact arnab@idialaw.com. Other than the action on the field, the IFL 2016 weekend also features a grand fundraising dinner for players and dignitaries. The IDIA Awards Ceremony and Fundraising Dinner will take place on 15 th October 2016, at the Mumbai Police Gymkhana. Attendees will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with...

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