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The 6th edition of SFA Championships in Mumbai records historic athlete participation

  • More than 17,000 athletes from 800 schools to participate

  • From November 26th, school athletes will compete in more than 30 categories of sports

The 6th edition of SFA Championships in Mumbai records historic athlete participation

The Mumbai edition of SFA Championships 2023-2024, is set to commence with the stellar participation of over 17,000 athletes, competing in more than 30 categories of sports. With over 800 schools having confirmed their participation, the battle for discovering the "number one school in sports" in the city, seems to get tougher and intense.

Priyadarshini Park Sports Complex, Mumbai University, Kalina, Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai Police grounds, Mumbai Hockey Association, National Sports Club of India – will be the hosting venues for school athletes from November 26th to December 7th. The sixth edition of SFA Championships has received an overwhelming number of registrations from Mumbai. With 64% participation coming from male athletes and 36% female athletes, the top preferred sports registered for are football, athletics, basketball, swimming and chess, showcasing the multifaceted talent that exists among the youth.

In this Mumbai edition of the SFA Championships, Gymnastics, Skating, and Speedcubing will be introduced for the first time. Skating is expected to witness the participation of nearly 700 athletes, Speedcubing and Gymnastics will see the involvement of close to 200 participants (for each sport), marking a promising beginning for these sports in the Championships. The 2023-2024 Mumbai edition of SFA Championships has Athletics, Basketball, Football, Swimming, and Skating as top sports participated by female athletes, whereas Football, Athletics, Basketball, Chess and Swimming as top sports in male participation.

SFA Championships are India’s largest multi-sport school competitions, enabling an opportunity for youth to unleash their fullest potential through joyful and inspiring sporting experiences. These Championships are revolutionising the way school sports are experienced in India. The vision is to host 150 championships across 50 cities, in the next five years. Building a single unifying platform to discover talent at the click of a button, across multi-sports, is how SFA has envisioned to encourage two lakh athletes to play at the 10 SFA Championships across Indore, Jaipur, Uttarakhand (Dehradun), Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Nagpur, Delhi, and Ahmedabad, within a span of four months.

The partnership of Sports For All (SFA) and Viacom18, will together make school sports accessible to millions of sports fans, across the country. Viacom18 will present the best action from the SFA Championships 2023-2024 starting December 3rd on JioCinema, Sports18-2, and Sports18 Khel channels.

Stay tuned to for all the match updates and school leaderboard. On Day 1, school athletes will be competing at Priyadarshini Park Sports Complex in athletics and tennis.

About Sports For All (SFA)

Sports For All (SFA) is India's largest tech-enabled multi-sport grassroots competition platform. The vision is to make youth fall in love with sports through inspiring and joyful sporting experiences. Founders Rishikesh Joshi and Vishwas Choksi, since the inception of SFA in 2015, have determinedly focused on transforming and mobilising school sporting championships in the country, by providing an inclusive, diverse, safe, and best-in-class platform for the youth to realize their fullest potential through sports.

SFA Championships, SFA’s flagship IP, brings forth the potential of large-scale multi-sporting competitions propelled by tech and data analytics. Being phygital in nature, the SFA Championships have today become the backbone of identifying sporting potential at the grassroots level. In 2023, SFA has pledged to encourage 2 lakh athletes to participate at 10 SFA Championships. This city-based model will be held across Indore, Dehradun, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Bangalore, Delhi and Ahmedabad (in this order), to determine the number one school in sports, in that city.

With a technology-led approach at its core, SFA enables the entire grassroots sport ecosystem via SFAPLAY.COM, a platform designed to empower and connect all stakeholders via statistics, data, analytics, match videos, content, performance management, and competition management systems.

SFA is the leading sports entrepreneurial venture empanelled with the Sports Authority of India (SAI), the “official partner” of the Indian Olympic Association, enabling support for Indian contingent to the Tokyo Olympics, 2020; Birmingham Commonwealth Games, 2022; Asian Games, 2022; and ‘official sponsors’ for Khelo India Youth Games (for the next five years). The 36th National Games, Gujarat, 2022, the 37th National Games, Goa, 2023 and editions of Khelo India Youth Games in Haryana, Pune, Guwahati, and Panchkula, were powered by SFA’s Tech IP ‘Games Management System’ (GMS).

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