The Visionaries


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. T.F.A., in fact, was established while J.R.D.Tata was the Company's Chairman and became a reality with his active support. A keen and skillful sportsman himself, J.R.D.Tata provided great encouragement to all sports disciplines.



The Academy not only provides intensive training but also all-round developmental opportunities with facilities for formal education and vocational training. The fully residential programme includes special features such as boarding and lodging, monthly stipend, playing kits, summer and winter clothing, ceremonial kits, comprehensive medical care, education, a group insurance scheme and other benefits.

Equipped to match international standards, the Academy, built on 25000 sq. ft. amidst green surroundings, accommodates 40 trainees. The institute-cum-residential complex rests in a spacious area in the heart of the city. The aim: to provide an ideal ambience for promising footballers to develop their potential to the fullest.




Video-aided lecture room

Recreation room

100 x 65 m Flood-lit Football Field

Medical Room for physiotherapy and fitness monitoring, a dispensary and recuperation/convalescence facilities staffed by competent medical staff and sports medicine specialists.

Modern, hygienic dining facilities with a well-equipped kitchen that plans and prepares highly nutritious and balanced diet under the direction of nutrition experts.

Well-furnished bedrooms with modern conveniences and facilities

Admin Block


The coaches are sent for various junior tournaments and also to various states where selection camps are organised and potential cadets short-listed. The short listed cadets are called to TFA for screening. Final selection is made based on parameters set by the academy.

Cadets are required to strictly adhere to the rules set by the academy. All cadets are required to maintain harmony and ensure congenial environment in the academy.


Jamshedpur Football Club and Tata Football Academy strives to create and nurture a valuable soccer learning experience. To achieve this goal, we make every effort to ensure that well-educated coaches develop the skills, fitness, teamwork and sportsmanship and to foster and perpetuate these qualities at all levels of their soccer growth. We endeavor to empower our players with a life-long passion and love for the game of football.



To provide a professional, positive, safe and enjoyable environment that is conducive to the development of participants from grassroots to high performance for the community.

The academy exists to provide the highest levels of quality soccer training for the players and to enhance their social/emotional physical health and Decision-Making ability in a positive and safe environment.

We focus on and teach our players the following areas:

  • Technique
  • Ball mastery
  • Football intelligence (decision making)
  • Tactics
  • Speed
  • Co-ordination


  • Duration - Four years residential training course with systematic pyramid load of training. Junior group 14 - 16 years & Senior group 16 - 18 years.
  • Wide range of basic competitive techniques and tactics.
  • Key factors in defensive, midfield; and attacking at set play.
  • Handling opponent with and without ball.
  • Training in Technical, Tactical and Physical aspects.
  • Developmental training of Mental/ Psychological aspects like:
    • Personal attribute
    • Courage and risk-taking
    • Creativity, visualization
    • Holding together under pressure
    • Controlling your destiny


The Tata Football Academy has been making dreams of aspiring young footballers come true since its inception. They nurture and train thousands of children every year for professional football with the aim to bring out some of the best talents, nationally and internationally.

Click here to know the ex-cadets who have outshined in their performance, graduated from this prestigious academy only to step up and represent India on local and global level, from the first batch back in 1992 to the eleventh batch in the year 2014.