The Youth squad of Jamshedpur FC suffered another drawback in their Reliance Foundation Development League campaign when the RF Young Champs defeated them with a slim full-time scoreline of 1-0. After conceding a second defeat in the league, the lads were scheduled to face the table toppers, Bengaluru FC in their next fixture.
Tata’s commitment to sports in India Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata envisaged not only Asia's first fully integrated Steel Plant but also the model township of Jamshedpur. He advised his son, Sir Dorab Tata, to earmark "areas for Football, Hockey and Parks…."
Tata Steel's commitment to sports, in fact, preceded the building of the township. The aforesaid letter was written in 1902 and the site for Jamshedpur selected in 1907. J. R. D. Tata gave fruition to J. N. Tata's vision, inculcating sports as an integral part of Tata Steel's corporate philosophy.