Football Plus soccer academy in association with PUMA inaugurated International Strikers Academy

· Top 2 best players 100% scholarship for one month of training in Spain · Players across India can participate in the training program from the age group of 13 years

Chennai: Football plus is a professional soccer academy have been started back then in 2014 and accredited to All India Football Federation (AIFF), the institution has emphasized on grassroots training and youth football development.


The main motive of the international striker’s academy is to produce strikers who would fill the lack of top-class finishers in Indian football. The idea birthed to improve the standard and quality and level of Indian Football by giving a Spanish touch. Players from the age group of 13 years can participate in the training program.


Top legendary strikers from the best teams in the world would come down to India to train the Indian strikers who wish to take part in the program. The impartation of skills and experience from the top legendary strikers would happen during the training.


David Anand, Coach & Founder, Football Plus, said the focus and motive of the program is to create a pathway to get exposed to International Football and to improve the standard and quality and level of Indian Football. The phase-1 training session of the International Strikers Academy will happen in the month of August from the 15th – 21st 2022. Players can enroll their application from 1st week of July 2022 through the official announcement will be posted in Facebook and Instagram.


For the phase – 1, Gaizka Toquero – A legend and an all-time greatest striker of Atletic Bilbao, Spain will be training the players. We are expecting a minimum of 100 strikers from all over India taking part in the program.


The 2nd phase is expected to happen in the month of December. For each phase we will have legendary strikers from different countries to train our strikers. International striker’s academy would lay a foundation for the strikers to excel in their position.


The total cost for the program is Rs. 1 Lakh including taxes for one week. Throughout the one week, they will be staying in a 3-star hotel and the food, accommodation and local transfer for the players will be taken care by Football plus. The players will have everyday training, theory classes and fitness sessions for the one week.



Mr. Gaizka Toquero, said, I am very glad and interested to be a part of the training program in international striker’s academy and also develop the future strikers of India. To improve their tactical awareness and technical skills of the players and introduce them to Spanish way of soccer training.


One of the top sporting brands in India, PUMA will be our Merchandise partner for the program. They will be sponsoring training kits for the players, coaches, officials and the legend Mr. Gaizka Toquero.


2 best players from the program will be given 100% scholarship for one month of training in Spain. They will be training for one month with a 2nd division La Liga club in Spain. If they are extremely well, their scholarship will be extended for a year.



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