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IDIA Football League 2017 | IFL Night and Gala Dinner

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IDIA announces IDIA Football League 2017, the fourth edition of its annual fundraising football tournament for law firms and corporate legal teams, scheduled to take place in Mumbai over 9th and 10th September 2017 at the Turf Park, Jio Garden, Bandra Kurla ComplexIFL is 6-a-side tournament, in which around 20 teams of 11 players will battle it out for winning the IFL Trophy and IFL Plate.

A match at IDIA Football League

This year, the IDIA Football League features a celebratory IFL Night and Gala Dinner on closing day of the tournament. To add to the excitement, we have a new addition this year –a fun unique quiz that will foray into the football and legal domains. Each quizzing team can have up to 3 members, and will play for boasting rights and some surprise goodies! The IFL Night and Gala Dinner will be held on 10 September 2017 at Otters Club, Bandra West, where in addition to the awards ceremony and the exciting quizzing event, you could expect impromptu speeches and performances over dinner and drinks.

IDIA Scholar Christina Charles performing at IFL Night and Gala Dinner 2016.
IDIA Scholar Christina Charles performing at IFL Night and Gala Dinner 2016.

We at IDIA believe there is no better way to celebrate diversity and inclusion than through sports! Hence, IFL was conceptualized by IDIA in 2014 as a charity football league to bring together legal professionals for the love of sports and to support a good cause – helping students from underprivileged backgrounds access quality legal education. The funds raised from the IFL go towards sponsoring the legal education of very deserving IDIA Scholars studying at various National Law Universities and other leading law colleges.

After the action on the field, the players along with IDIA team, scholars and well-wishers will head over for dinner and drinks at a fun-packed evening – IFL Night and Gala Dinner at Otters Club where they will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with luminaries from the legal field, and also to interact with the scholars of IDIA- always an eye-opening experience for all! Senior counsel and sports commentator, Fredun E De Vitre will be the Chief Guest for the evening.

Harsha Bhogle, Indian cricket Commentator delivering keynote address at IFL Night and Annual Awards Ceremony 2016
Harsha Bhogle, Indian cricket Commentator delivering keynote address at IFL Night and Gala Dinner 2016.

From its humble beginnings in 2014, IFL has grown to see participation from around 200 players in 20 teams fighting it out for the IFL Championship and IFL Plate. As with the past three editions of the IDIA Football League, Vahura is supporting IDIA for IFL 2017. Vahura believes the law needs and strives to build and support platforms to bring out the champion in every lawyer/professional.

IDIA Scholar Yogendra Yadav talking about his work with his community at IFL Night and Gala Dinner 2016.
IDIA Scholar Yogendra Yadav talking about his work with his community at IFL Night and Gala Dinner 2016.

The past three editions of the IFL have seen participation from leading law firms in in-house corporate teams including Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Wadia Ghandy& Co., Bharucha & Partners, Trilegal, Khaitan & Co., J Sagar Associates, Star India, Mahindra & Mahindra etc.

IDIA is inviting registration for IFL 2017. It is 6 a side tournament, and each squad can comprise up to 11 players. It is mandatory that:

  1. a)   Each squad should have at least one female player and a player above 40 years, unless the team comes from an office with no woman or no above 40 years employee.
  2. b)   Each squad should have at least three qualified lawyers within playing six.

Each team is assured of playing a minimum of 4 matches (3 matches in league stage and at least 1 match in the knock-out stage). Matches are expected to last a little over 15 minutes each (with each half lasting 7 minutes, with a break of 2 minutes in between). Unlimited rolling substitutions are allowed, enabling players to take breaks wherever required. The Entry Fee for each team is Rs. 30,000/- only, and will include:

  • Refreshments for all the players.
  • A Jersey for each player.
  • An Event Photograph for each player.
  • 3 Free Passes to IFL Night and Gala Dinner for each team.


IFL trophies at display during 2016 edition

If you are interested in playing but do not have a team, please do come forward and join the IDIA Wellwishers’ team! The Entry Fee for Wellwishers’ team is INR 5000 and includes refreshment, jersey, event photograph and Free Pass to IFL Night and Gala Dinner.

Date Event Venue Timings
9.09.17-10..9.2017 IDIA Football League 2017 Jio Garden, Pt No: RG1A, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on 09.09.17

10 p.m. to 4 p.m. on 10.09.17

10.09.17 IFL Night and Gala Dinner Otters Club, Carter Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050 7 p.m. onwards

Complete rules for IFL 2017 are available here, and the entry form is available here.

You could also share the invite for IFL with your friends who would like to play in the event!

For a glimpse of what you can expect, the IFL 2015 video is up on YouTube at: <>.

For team registration, please contact


For further details, please contact:

Mr. Arnab Roy,
Director (Operations), IDIA
+91 9007423488




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