The All India Football Federation with the help of world football governing body FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation is setting-up four Regional Football Academies for Under-14 and U-17 boys which will work as feeders to the to be set-up National Academy.
On that a decision has been made by the AIFF with the campus of the Pailan Group in Joka, Kolkata set to house the National Academy in connection with the Indian Junior team (Pailan Arrows) playing in the I-League.
Meanwhile the AIFF and their new technical director Robert Baan on their scouting visit through India seem to have found the ideal location for their Eastern Regional Academy. It is set to be the Kalyani Sports Complex, in Nadia district just north of Kolkata, which not only has a stadium but other facilities available as well.
After the visit Baan said, "I have been roaming in India since last two months to visit good football ground and infrastructure to establish football academies and the ground of Kalyani stadium is the best in India."
The southern centre is set to come-up at the Bangalore Football Stadium, while the AIFF is yet to decide where to locate the two other regional centres.