I league second division: Jamshedpur FC reserve team to face Mohammedan Sporting on March 14
Jamshedpur March 10: Tata Steel today introduced the Jamshedpur FC Reserve Team which will be the bridge between the senior team and the TFA graduates which will give them more competitive exposure.
The first assignment is I league second division where the team will take on Mohammedan Sporting Club in Kolkata on the March 14, 2018. Matches will be played on home and away on league basis. JRD Sports Complex will host all the home matches for the Jamshedpur FC Reserve Team, said Mukul Choudhari, CEO, Jamshedpur FC.
Addressing a press meet at JRD Tata Sports Complex on Saturday, Choudhari said, 17 senior cadets have been selected from TFA along with 5 local JSA Premier Division Players who have been selected via trials.
Trails were held last month to select local players playing from the JSA Premier Division and 5 boys were selected out of them including Gorachand Mardi, Gourav Mukhi, Raisen Hansdah, Ravi Bhumij and Amrit Gope
The Jamshedpur FC reserve team practice facility is being prepared at Tinplate ground and accommodation for the players will be provided around in the same locality, he added.
JFC reserve team players include Subham Ghosh, Rakesh Yadav, Vijay Kumar, Harsha Pauri, Raisen Hansdah, Vishal Das, Firoz Khan, Mobasir Rahman, Swarup Das, Prakash Naik, Praveen, Amrit Gope, Srinjoy Dutta, Gourav Mukhi, Ravi Bhumij, Gorachand Mardi, Baset Hansdah, Billu Telli, Naresh Singh, Karan Deep and Harpreet Singh.
Hilal Rasool Parray is the head coach, Mihir Sawant is the assistant coach, Rohit Singh is the team manager and Araghya Basu is the physio.
The Tata Football Academy was conceived in 1983 and inaugurated in 1987. A total of 213 cadets have graduated from TFA till date and 141 cadets have represented the country till date. 24 cadets have captained Indian football team in various age group tournaments.