The Team that drives us

RFC Girls Football Academy | Faculty

Integrating Academics with Innovative and Professional Football Training

Marco Antônio Anjos, our Technical Director heads the talented and dedicated band of international scouts, educators, coaches and players bring together a uniquely designed programme to fuel the young talent at the RFC Football Academy and its football education ecosystem.

As a player, Anjos always played at the highest level, representing clubs in countries like Brazil, Portugal, France, Netherlands, Serbia and Croatia. Anjos is also known for having developed a successful training methodology through the years. In the last years, Anjos has worked as a Technical Director too, where he had the opportunity to develop academies, mentor coaches and upcoming players to the high European standards football.

Marco Antônio Anjos

Technical Director

Anjos brings over 40 years of experience on the turf to RFC Football Academy. His single-minded dedication to the sport and enhancing player performance, potential and acumen has been the driving force behind successful professional players across the world.

Training Methodology-Lisbon
Lisbon Football Association
Official Sporting Lisbon Scouter-Lisbon
Sporting Clube de Portugal
UEFA B License-Lisbon
Portugal Football Federation
Operationalization of GK training-Oeiras
Manchester United Football Club

Amit Rana

Head Coach

Rana comes from a rich background of having trained elite athletes from reputed institutions suchas Stadium FC, Fateh Hyderabad AFC, Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune Football Club and Pune United Football Academy. His stint has seen him build successful athletes and winning team across a career spanning over a decade.

Credentials
• AFC B’ License
• AFC GK Level 1 License
• AFC ‘C' Coaching License
• AIFF ‘D' Coaching License
The FA Level 1 International Coaching License
FA Level 1 in Talent Identification

Ashwitha Shetty

Head Coach

Ashwitha, a National, Zonal and State level Football Player is also passionate about coaching. She brings a rich experience of having trained under some of the world's best coaches and having played over hundreds of AIFF games both as a junior and senior.

Credentials
• AIFF D license - Western Football Association
• AFC ‘C’ Licence - Kerala Football Association
• FIFA Women’s refreshers course

Support Team


Dr. Gopakumar

Consulting Physiotherapist - Core Physio

Dr Gopakumar have 25 Years of Experience in the field of SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY & NEURO PHYSIO THERAPY. He is the Founder of CorePhysio India, Physio Premier League (PPL) and Physio Partner Youth Champions League. He is also the Co-Founder Back2Track, Official Physio Partner of TAL (The Amateur League), Official Physio of the Siemens Football Team and the Ex-Sports Physio for Kuwait Football Club.

Professional Qualification
• Certified Dynamic Taping Instructor, DT(Australia)
• Certified Core Conditioning Specialist -IASTM
• Osteo Manipulation Therapist (OMT)
• Certified Sports Trainer
• Master trainer (India) - IASTME Rgon Technique (Greece)


Khumukcham Tiken Singh

Scouting Head

A well-networked scout, Tiken is a formidable Left Winger who has played for India 19 Team, Manipur State team at the Nationals and several prestigious clubs in his career spanning nearly 25 years playing over hundreds of official matches and having captained quite a few of them.

Professional Qualification
• AIFF 'D' License
• UEFA Clinic

Dr. Rohini Raman (RD, PhD)

IOC Certified Sports Nutritionist


Nikhil Mani

Business Devp. Officer & Grassroots Coach