Who We Are
TheFootballLink Sport Private Limited (TFL) is one of India’s premier football organizations with professional expertise in organizing large scale football initiatives for developing grassroots football in the country. This is done by utilizing Technology (F-Cube) and sustainable Infrastructure (FZone). Our proprietary technology, the F-Cube, is the world’s first ever intelligent and interactive touch-based device for football and fitness assessment and monitoring. It was launched by the then Honorable Sports Minister of India at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in 2014. Since our inception in 2011, in order to completely understand the Indian Football Ecosystem, TFL has organized numerous football initiatives and programs, and will continue to strive for more. TFL established TheFootballLink Trust (TFL Trust) in 2013. Due to the absence of a systematic scouting system and lack of access to quality sporting facilities in the country, the lower-income segments of society, having a major chunk of talent, are often overlooked. The aim of TFL Trust Scholarship Fund is to facilitate the underprivileged youth find their appropriate position in the Indian Football System. In 2014, TFL signed a 5 year MOU with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to organize various grassroots initiatives and promote the philosophy of “Football for All.” We, at TheFootballLink, stand by our credence in the TFL motto, “TRUE TO THE PLAYER, TRUE TO THE GAME” and believe that with nurturing the right talent, India can achieve a position in international football.
What We Do
We leverage our experience and expertise to plan, strategise and execute turnkey football initiatives while connecting key stakeholders in the Indian ecosystem. Work with us to maximise your football, business and social development objectives, across multiple target segments.
Chetan’s StoryChetan grew up in Orissa, passed high school from DPS, R.K Puram in Delhi and then got his Engineering/Economics degree from Georgia Tech, USA. After graduation he worked as a research engineer in Washington DC on sensor based wireless technologies. During this time he developed a keen interest in sports based technologies and processes at play in the US sports ecosystem. He extensively researched on the social, entertainment & business successes of the Football industry worldwide with a special focus on the highly successful girls grassroots soccer programmes in the USA. He returned to India in 2010 and started working in the Indian Football ecosystem. A Football Association (FA), England, Level-2 football coach, he has worked with more than 25,000 Football players, both boys and girls across various age groups and socio-economic segments in India.
For his work he has been recognized by Times Now-Amazing Indians, CNBC-Young Turks, Mahindra – Spark the Rise nominee at Times Now Awards, TATA-IIM Calcutta Top 20 social enterprise in India amongst many others. He has been instrumental in developing the Delhi Police Yuva program for Football and has been felicitated by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi for his work with underprivileged footballers .In his efforts to develop a talent pool in Indian Football, Chetan has developed an experential football training technology, F-Cube, which progressively quantifies various developmental parameters in young sportspersons. In July 2014, Sports Minister of India, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal launched the F-Cube technology concept at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. Over the past year, Chetan has worked on productizing the F-Cube prototype and is launching a first-of-its-kind immersive Football center in Delhi in Feb 2016.