We are FC Madras. We are a 3-star youth academy accredited by AIFF, based out of Chennai, focussed on generating India’s next batch of football superstars. Our infrastructure and customised coaching programs enable young footballers to bridge the gap between talent and excellence. At FC Madras, we prepare players to maximise their potential on and off the pitch.
FC Madras is a grassroots-focussed football academy based out of Chennai. Our academy excellence program is aimed at creating champion student-athletes on and off the pitch. Founded in 2018, we have run training centers and excellence programs across the city and built ourselves a space in the fabric of Chennai football.
In the 2018-19 season, our U-13 and U-15 teams were crowned champions of the Chennai zone in their respective I-League junior divisions. That very year, we unveiled The FC Madras Arena as our new home pitch, which is the only FIFA-standard artificial turf in Tamil Nadu at that time.
Over the last five years, we have tasted success against some of the biggest clubs in the state and country. Our multiple victories over Chennaiyin FC and Chennai City FC are a source of great pride. Graduates from our high-performance program have gone on to represent other I-League clubs.
We aspire to remain the gold standard for youth training in the country.
Every monument starts from a brick. We are on the journey to create a framework that can deliver a “Messi from Madras”. Through our experience, coaching, and state-of-the-art infrastructure, we want to build a conveyor belt of elite football talents. India has never been younger, and we want to empower the next generation of athletes to take their abilities to the highest level.
At FC Madras, we want to create champions for life, not just on the field.
Once a student-athlete enters our gates, we will take the responsibility to groom them for life skills just as much as we will for ball-control. We will conduct regular workshops to inculcate the best tenets of competitive sport, like respect, fair play, and camaraderie. Parents will have a front-seat view of their child’s progress through our ranks.
We believe that all children, irrespective of gender, religion, caste, or socio-economic status, deserve an equal opportunity to excel. We have partnered with leading open schools in the country to facilitate the highest quality of education. We will stretch every sinew to ensure a fair, friendly, and empowering environment. Our educators and coaches will weave a safety net to keep every negative influence at bay.
We also want to remove all hurdles for development on the pitch. The academy will provide state-of-the-art infrastructure to maximise potential. Our fields will be FIFA certified; our gymnasiums will have everything an athlete could need, and our sports science department will be equipped with world-class nutrition and injury-prevention practices.
Most of all, we want to create an environment where student-athletes can thrive and enjoy.
The logo of FC Madras is a Palm Squirrel. This creature represents the characteristics of our academy in many ways. They possess agility, strength, and vision, the qualities that are needed in every football player and we help our players develop these skills. The Palm squirrel never hibernates in the winter, something that other species of squirrels do! We, at FC Madras, never hibernate and are always looking to work towards producing talented youth with a combination of commitment and hard work. Lastly, these squirrels are nature’s gardeners as they assist in forest regeneration. Similarly, players at FC Madras will not only be developed as football players but also as better citizens of society. We will ensure their holistic development as they grow older to prepare them for the challenges in life.