The idea of Just For Kicks was born in 2011 when we served as teachers in low income schools in Pune, India. As teachers constantly looking to instil a sense of community in our classroom, we turned to football to provide the impetus. Within a few months of kicking off the program, we noticed a positive change in the classroom culture with students working as one unit. Academic performance, classroom behaviour, social skills, attendance rates increased by leaps and bounds. We knew we had a winner here. Having won the Design For Change Award in 2011, the program has now grown to a hundred schools across three cities of India - Pune, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
Having been teachers ourselves, we strongly believe in the power of sport in creating a huge impact in the education space. The game becomes a third place to the children - beyond the struggles of home and pressures of School - to express themselves freely and come into their own. At the same time, we also believe that Just For Kicks can serve as a launch pad for some of the hidden talents in our Country - a platform our country desperately needs.
Our model focuses on two major programs: an in-school program aimed at providing all children a basic foundational course in fitness through football irrespective of their skill set and a post-school program aimed to providing the talented ones with an opportunity to further develop themselves into great players.We also conduct India's biggest school football league with more than 130 teams competing over 4 months to grab the attention of scouts from clubs across the country.
We have partnered with clubs like Huracan FC London, Mumbai City FC, Pune FC and brought in experts from Federation of Football Australia to make our curriculum cutting edge. Our students deserve only the best!
OWN YOUR LITTLE TEAM!
We have more than 130 teams participating in our post-school program, a number that could hit 160 this season. Each of these teams deserve access to a top professional coach trained under us, branded good quality kits to wear, and most importantly - an opportunity to play in one of India's biggest school football league where they will take on teams from all strata of the society and their talents will be on display in front of scouts.
Corporates like BookMyShow, H&R Block, Pidilite, Senta Corporation have already bought teams while individuals from across the globe have not just bought but also mentored the students in these teams.
Come join the cohort of team owners by buying your own little team. Each team costs 250$ (INR 15000) and a package of 2 teams (1 Boys/ 1 Girls Team) costs INR 29,000. Your contribution will be used towards:
a) Football gears to all students
b) Fees of the professional coaches
c) Registration for Leagued) Jerseys for all students
If not an ISL team, how about a JFK team? Questions? Throw 'em at us on email@example.com
Note: The process is straight forward. Key in the amount (INR 15000/ INR 29000/ Multiples) based on number of teams you wish to invest in, complete the transaction by clicking the contribute button, and leave a comment letting us know which city you'd like to own the team in. We've choices of Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru. You'll hear back from us regarding team allocation within 4-6 weeks and will receive updates from regularly until then and later.