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Things to be done for the growth of Football in Bangalore.

Football is one of the most popular sports in Bangalore. But why is it that only 20 to 30 % of the Bangalore football stadium gets filled for Super Division and I-League matches?  And many don’t even know that there is a separate stadium for Football in Bangalore. There is no football club from our city in the top most football league in our country, I-League. Here in this article we try to analyze some of the problems for the current state of football and the possible solutions to these problems.

Now let’s compare the Karnataka State Football Association (KSFA) with a company. A company can grow and make profits only if it is managed properly by an efficient management. Individuals are selected to this management only when they meet certain eligibility criteria’s, are educationally qualified people and have good experience in their respective field of work. Now when we take KSFA into consideration the first doubt which can arise is, does KSFA have a so called ‘Managament’? If YES, i…

Bangalore Warhawks and American Football in India !!!

American football is a popular sport in the US and is considered as a mix version of football and rugby football. This game is a pure exhibition of power and strength that spectators like to see. Played between two teams of eleven, the rule of the game allows players to score points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. Also known as football or gridiron football in the United States, the American Football is about running with the ball either to throw it to a teammates or carry by own in order to reach the target zone. Unlike football in India, the points scored in American Football is based on carrying, catching, throwing and kicking the ball in order to pass the opponent's goal post.

The year 2011 witnessed some development of this game in India. A few prominent entrepreneurs and entertainment executives from US and India formed an autonomous sporting body known as the Elite Football League of India (EFLI) with the main aim of bringing professional Americ…

Importance of Sports for kids

The addiction of kids towards electronic gaming has led to rise in health problems among kids in Bangalore. Thus we have decided to highlight this issue which if ignored can lead to serious issues among kids.

Sports activities provide many opportunities for children. However, they can also cause some problems. Many parents believe that participation in sports will enhance children's school accomplishments, while others believe that sports get in the way of their children's achievement. Whether they help or distract from achievement depends on the extent of children's involvement and the type of experiences they have.
Good sportsmanship provides guidelines that can be generalized to classroom and lifelong achievement. Participation in challenging sports contests teaches children to love classroom challenge. It also teaches children to function in a competitive society. The world of sports mirrors how one can play the game of school and life. Good athletes stay in the game and …

Bangalore's First Major Professional Soccer Club 'SOUTH UNITED FC'

At a time when Football in India is not at par in popularity with Cricket, starting a professional football club in a cricket dominated city of Bengaluru is really a brave, risky and bold decision. Some of the famous Football clubs in Bangalore which used to play in the national football league were ITI and HAL. Both were public sector clubs and lacked funds for development and to retain the talented players. Although HAL football club still exists the new rules of I-League does not allow any public sector clubs to compete in I-League. At this point of time the launch of South United FC has come in as a good news for the football loving fans of Bangalore. 

The company who have come forward with this bold initiative is a sports management company in Mumbai called 'Lokko Sports'. South United Football Club was launched on 16 August 2012 at a Hotel in Bangalore by Lokko Sports India Pvt. Ltd. with the long term vision of providing a base for youngsters, not only in Bangalore but t…

Why did DLF stop sponsoring IPL ?

IPL 6 has commenced and one major change in this season of the IPL has been the change of its title sponsor. 'DLF' IPL has been now changed to 'PEPSI' IPL. This has raised some doubts among the cricket loving people in India. Thus we too decided to find out why this change took place.

DLF has been the title sponsor of IPL right from the inaugural season uptill the 5th edition. These 5 years have certainly raised the popularity of DLF builders to a large extent. They have gained a lot of publicity just by sponsoring IPL. After being associated with the Indian Premier League (IPL) for five years, real estate major DLF has decided to stop being the league's title sponsor. DLF, which had bagged exclusive rights to the IPL in 2008 for over Rs 200 crore now feels that it is not commercially viable anymore to be associated with the t-20 cricket tournament.

The main reason for DLF's refusal to sponsor the league has been the raise in the price of sponsorship. Several com…

Royal Challengers Bangalore prevail over Mumbai Indians in a last ball finish.

Ricky Ponting was lucky enough to win his first ever IPL toss as the captain of Mumbai Indians. His decision to bowl first was well backed up by his bowlers especially by debutant Jasprit Bumrah. RCB made a slow start as they lost 3 quick wickets even before they could reach the score of 50. It was a dream debut for Jasprit Bumrah as he managed to pick the wicket of  RCB skipper Virat Kohli as his first wicket in IPL. He managed to scalp 2 more wickets and reduced the run flow of RCB. But Gayle managed to keep of Jasprit and slowly started accelerating the run rate of RCB.The worst to suffer was Munaf Patel who went for 32 in his last two overs with Gayle thrashing him for four fours and two sixes. The last ball of the innings was lofted for six over backward point by Gayle. At the end of RCB's innings their scorecard read 156/5.

In reply Mumbai got off to a terrific start with both the legends Ponting and Sachin hitting some fine shots. Their alliance yielded 52 runs in 7.3 overs.…