IDIA Football League 2016 and Fundraising Dinner


Welcome to

the Third Edition of IDIA Football League (IFL 2016)


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.

IDIA IFL 2016 Logo of IDIA 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.

 IDIA IFL 2016 Soccer penalty shoot out

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.

An image from IFL 2015

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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 luminaries from the legal field, and also to interact with the scholars of IDIA- always an eye-opening experience for all!

About IDIA Awards Ceremony and the Fundraising Dinner

Join us to celebrate diversity at a fun night with the IDIA family over dinner and drinks!

We at IDIA cordially invite you to the IDIA Awards Ceremony and Fundraising Night on Saturday, 15th of October, 2016 at the Mumbai Police Gymkhana, Mumbai! This evening comprises our annual IDIA awards ceremony where we commemorate the various IDIA champions who have truly helped us through the years with their selfless generosity.

We are honoured and privileged to have Mr. Harsha Bhogle, celebrated sports journalist, join us as our chief guest. What better way to celebrate diversity than through sport! We have also reached out to a former Supreme Court Justice to deliver a keynote speech and we will keep you updated.

Invitation IDIA Awards and Dinner 2016 Mumbai

Donor passes for the fundraising dinner inclusive of dinner/drinks are available at INR 5000. However, higher donations are encouraged! Tickets for the fundraising dinner are available at the venue or can be bought online here.

For further details and marketing opportunities at the event, please contact:

Mr.Arnab Roy,
Director (Operations), IDIA
+91 9007423488
[email protected]



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