For India's Football movement

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For India's Football Movement

An initiative of Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL), Assam.  

The academy was established in the year 2012 to build a high performance football centre within North East and a mark in India at national level(s). One of the key objectives of this initiative is to promote football in the community and create opportunities of football talent at grass-root and junior level. NRL Football Academy has U-13, U-15 & U-17 age categories of teams and participates in various state, regional and national level tournaments including national I-League since 2015. NRL Corporate Social Responsibility initiative also includes the partnership with Sportify as academy partner to manage end-to-end of the academy work.



“To be seen as a pioneer and leader in establishing football youth development program with holistic approach of developing football”

Ensure participation, play, education and enjoyment of the game across all age To involve learners of all age groups, genders and abilities: all inclusive


  • Focus on development of young players through appropriate coaching and competition to maximize their enjoyment and development
  • Creation of effective “football platform” for community development
  • Implement and adhere FIFA Youth Development guidelines
  • To implement a progressive, phased and developmental player pathway
  • To implement age related development and educational goals
  • Game-related approach as the major focus of training
  • To provide scope for clubs/ associations and other organisations to support transition points for developing better players
  • Complement developments in coach education that offer a rich and authentic teaching-learning experience for everyone


Academy Executive Committee



  • Amar Jyoti Phukan - NRL
  • Bipul Thakuria - NRL
  • Rajkamal Saikia - NRL
  • Bitopan Sonawal - NRL
  • Nimik Riba - NRL
  • Ankur Dutta, Secretary - Assam Football Association
  • Gautam Mukherjee – CEO, Sportify
  • Mukul Pandey – VP, Sportify
  • Shashi Kiran - Director Operations, Sportify 

Academy Technical Team




Academy Partner


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NRL Football Academy

Numaligarh, Golaghat, Assam, India