Krishn Anand

Chairman

Krishn Anand Tripathi the chairman of DUFC has a vast experience in fields of infrastructure,
management, sports, sports nutrition and aviation and has companies based out of India, Dubai and United States. Krishn hails from a very well renowned family in India and has been actively involved in various philanthropic and humanitarian activities through their charitable organization JKP which aims to provide free healthcare and education to the poorest of poor in India. Creating value for the community are virtues Krishn has grown up with, so being a part of DUFC came naturally to him he saw it as an immense opportunity for nurturing talent and popularizing the sport of football in Delhi. An avid athlete and fitness enthusiast, Krishn actively promotes the role of diet and nutrition not only for professional athletes but also for individual seeking an active lifestyle and has been propagating nutrition awareness through his supplement companies. Development of athletes particularly excites Krish and he intends to use his expertise to inculcate proper nutrition regimen right from the nascent stages of training a player which will enhance the chances of each academy player to pursue a professional career. His role at Delhi United is not just limited to investment, he leads the management and gives direction to the team in areas like sales relationships, marketing, training, sports nutrition, strategic partnerships, and works relentlessly towards fulfilling the greater goal of successfully steering DUFC to the top flight of national football league and the being champions of I-league by 2020. The ultimate goal is to get the promotion to the I-league,” he says. “We will also continue to prioritize plans to popularize football in Delhi and to develop grass root and ladies football in Delhi. We are currently working on a plan to partner with a top European club which will enable to impart the best training facilities in Delhi. “But we need to do all of this in a structured way, inside a sustainable long-term financial framework.

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Dr. Sandeep Kumar

Managing Director

Dr Sandeep Kumar is working as a sports medicine specialist since 2008, and for more than two years he was the team doctor for Indian National Senior Football Team and currently he is the Team Doctor for India U17 National Team which is going to take part in FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 in India.
Dr Sandeep apart from being part of national football teams he was a team doctor for Goa FC (Indian Super League), Pro Kabaddi League, Kick Boxing, Wrestling League, etc.
From his younger days, has been a part of the sports set up, and he is a real asset to any sports organisation because of his vast experience and expertise in the field of Sports Medicine.

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Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran

President

Working in football for more than 2 decades with a credible global experience including FIFA. From a coach to managing a company; from a research scholar to authoring a book on football; background from grassroots to managing the national team and world cup competition

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Jeyadev Parthasarathy

Advisor

Jeyadev has played Football during his School and University days, he represented a Club in the Delhi Football Association League for 5 years. The interest to work with a Delhi Football Club to make it a leading club in India has been active in Jeyadev’s “to be done list”, DUFC is an opportunity to achieve that ambition.
During the last 6 -7 years he has been a partner in two football ventures, the promoter of a Football Academy venture Football First (now called Football Links) and Shillong Lajong Football Club as Marketing and Strategic Advisor for 4 years.
Jeyadev has been active in the Executive Search Industry for over 20 years, working as an entrepreneur and with Leading Executive Search firms in India. He also is an active Mentor and advisor to a few Start-up ventures, his focus is working with the promoter team in raising sales revenue as well as raising Equity Capital for some of the Ventures.
Jeyadev is a Graduate from Delhi University and a Management Graduate from XLRI Jamshedpur.

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1995

Club Established as Gorkha Heroes.

Founded by Mr. Lal Bahadur Basnet in 1995, it was a club committed to Gorkha community. It was playing in the lower division of DSA league till 2008. In 2009 team finally broke into the top tier of Delhi League.

2002

Many Proud Moments

80% winning age in all Competitions. Best in Delhi. Won Delhi State Senior Division League. Change of Owners, Renamed as DUFC.

2011

Champions of DSA League

DUFC was the champion club of Delhi for the first time, a truly significant year in the club’s history and by winning the Delhi Super League title, DUFC captured the attention of local Delhi fans in a big way and then onwards Delhi United started getting an invitation to play in various All India competitions.

2012

Fulfilled Asian Football Confederation Licensing Criteria

For the first time DUFC participated in 2012 in the 2nd Division and were the best team from North India in the 2nd Division.

2015

Inception of Delhi United Cup

DUFC organised first inter-academy youth competition, called Delhi United Cup in Delhi at Ambedkar Stadium. It was a well-attended youth competition and the overall response was fabulous.

2016

Fulfilled Asian Football Confederation Licensing Criteria

DUFC fulfilled the AFC Licensing criteria and the DUFC Academy was accredited by AIFF. DUFC U18 team performance was also noteworthy and the U13 team also won the important local competition in Delhi.

2016

Rise of DUFC under BS Mehra

Mr. BS Mehra’s contribution is immense in the rise of DUFC from 2002 to the first quarter of 2017. The ex-chairman played a key role in the growth of the club. It is his effort which resulted in DUFC moving up the Delhi League ladder – from a C Division to the Senior Division of the DSA League. Delhi United became one of the most valued clubs in Delhi under his leadership because of Mr Mehra’s hard work, passion, investment and the time he has given for the club all these years. He was a man with a mission to take Delhi United to a real force and had the ambition to play in the premier league of India.

2017

Changed Ownership

Club ownership changed hands the new management comprises of highly football passionate friends & Won 3rd Place in the National II Division I-League final round competition 2017

vision

To be the champion club of Asia by 2030

Mission

To use the power of football in engaging large-scale youth and make a positive contribution in the lives of youth and society through our work.

Strategic Goal

  • DUFC to start a village football project by July 2017 to connect with Village population and empower village community through football
  • DUFC to enter into a strategic partnership with one of the best European Clubs by January 2018
  • DUFC to establish an Elite football academy for the age group of Under 16 by August 2018
  • DUFC to launch women’s football team and establish girls’ grassroots centre by August 2018
  • DUFC to engage 25000 youth in various DUFC training programme by the end of 2019
  • To make the club financially sustainable by March 2020 – one of the priority goals
  • DUFC to develop its own training facility by the end of 2020
  • DUFC plans to engage 500000 fans by the end of 2021

Milestones

To be the champion club of India by 2024

DUFC plans to engage 25000 youth through its various coaching programme by December 2019. Currently, DUFC operates four non-residential academies in the age group of 4-19 years for both boys and girls. Overall, 300 players are undergoing training in the four different DUFC academies in the National Capital Region.

DUFC youth teams would be participating in various youth competitions across India, and there is also a plan to take the youth teams to compete in select International Youth Competitions in Europe and Asia, starting from June 2018.

DUFC U13, U15 and U18 teams would be participating in the Youth I-League organised by All India Football Federation.

DUFC plans to launch Under 11 boys and girls team and encourage children as young as 4-year-old to play football through DUFC Kindergarten Football School.

Currently, DUFC academies are operational in Noida, Dwarka, Kapashera (Pushpanjali Farms) and Gurgaon. Very soon DUFC Academy will be operational in Faridabad, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad locations as well.

Elite Football Academy

One of the priority goals of DUFC is to establish an elite football academy for highly talented Under 16 age categories by August 2018. Best of 20-24 players will be selected after a countrywide scouting programme. Selected players will receive free world-class training and education for 3-5 years.

Residential Football Programme

A residential programme in partnership with a boarding school will be initiated from March 2018 where interested players will be able to get world class training and at the same time study in one of the best boarding schools in the National Capital Region. Players in the age group of 12-18 will have the opportunity to be part of the residential football programme.

DUFC training programme is one of the best in India and the programme is designed by a group of international experts. DUFC coaches are well trained to provide a scientific training to players and the entire Academy programme is holistic in nature.

Scholarship

DUFC provides an annual scholarship to players who are highly talented and show great potential in the beautiful game. The scholarship is granted to select players from economically weaker section of the society to cover the cost of school education.

International Partnership

DUFC is in advance talks with few top clubs from Europe and the idea behind the partnership is to provide greater exposure and improving opportunities for local players.

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Academy Playgrounds

Two other training facility will be
ready by August 2017 in Noida.

One major facility of the club is
coming up in a Village near Gurugram.

The club has three training
facilities in Delhi NCR.

DUFC uses the Ambedkar Stadium,
Delhi, for all its home matches.

Sponsorship plays a vital role in the development of the Club, If you are interested in sponsorship and partnerships with DUFC and would like more information, please contact our Sponsorship & Partnership Team by filling our
Sponsorship query form

INDOSPIRIT

Indospirit was created in 2006 with the intention of being the most-preferred distribution partner for national and international beverage brands space which were struggling with a lack of innovation across the industry. In North India, especially, we saw a growing need for a new player to come in and break the status quo of the outdated distribution business. We grabbed this opportunity, and with our penchant for innovation and our dedication to be the best partner for international liquor brands, we saw an unprecedented growth in the business.

Peregrine aviation

Scott Dandeneau started working in aircraft sales with Peregrine Aviation in 1986 after working for Jet Aviation in charter sales. Since he has been involved in over 400 corporate jet sales over the past 30 years both internationally and domestic. He has extensive experience with the Dassault product line as well as Bombardier, Gulfstream, Embraer, Boeing, Cessna and Airbus.

Bro code

Bro Code is a premium energy drink, it packs you with instant energy and puts you in absolute overdrive be at work or play.

Barshala

Naam to suna hi hoga, because it’s India’s fastest growing chain of “friendly, neighborhood Super-BARS!”. In fact it is so friendly that we call it, ‘peeney walon ka paradise’ and this paradise doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. Our vision is to bring this paradise to every possible corner of the country.

Needs Market

Le Millennia Supermart under the brand name of “Needs Supermarket” was established in the year 2000. The concept of Retail Marketing, though was not new in India, but in DLF Gurgaon, Needs were the pioneers. Needs was established when all the surrounding areas were still under development and the occupancy in the built-up areas was very thin. It was a great challenge. Today Needs has become a landmark in itself and its name is to be reckoned with.

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Be a volunteer

Join DUFC as a volunteer, if you are a fan of football and want to contribute to the development of football or want to learn and make a career in football then DUFC will be of assistance and help to your mission. We encourage football fans and especially DUFC fans to closely associate with us on various roles on a voluntary basis. Those who perform exceptional work will be recognised at an annual award night and interested volunteers who would be interested in the full-time roles with the club will be given preference.

DUFC have following opportunities to be a volunteer.

  • Social Media Volunteers
  • Life skill Training Volunteers
  • Academy Venue Volunteers
  • Match Day Operations Volunteers
  • Medical Doctor Volunteers
  • Facility Management Volunteers
  • Grassroots Programme Volunteers
  • Women’s Football Volunteers
  • Parents Management Volunteers
  • Talent Management Volunteers
  • Kit & Equipment Management Volunteers
  • Social Outreach Programme Volunteers
  • Fund Raising Volunteers
  • Photography & Video Volunteers
  • Data Management Volunteers
  • Fan Engagement Volunteers
  • Coaching Assistant Volunteers
  • Office Management Volunteers
  • Community Event Volunteers
  • NGO Connect Volunteers
  • Schools Programme Volunteers
  • Volunteer Scouts