Integrating Academics with Innovative and Professional Football Training
Our Technical Director, Ajit Braich, is a seasoned and committed professional, accredited with UEFA and AFC licenses and brings over 20 years of football management experience on the turf to RFC Football Academy. He has extensive C-suite experience in the management of football teams and developing programmes to optimize individual and collective performances.
As a player, Braich has played at the highest levels representing clubs in the UK. He is also known for developing a successful training methodology not only abroad but with Indian football clubs and academies as well. He also has a special expertise in developing team skills using motivational techniques to enhance training and educating both athletes and coaches at all levels. A firm believer of instilling pride and ethics in youth through the discipline of team sports. He believes in mentoring individuals to become the best they can. An NRI who would love a chance to give back to his country of birth.
Braich brings over 20 years of experience on the turf to RFC Football Academy. Under his stewardship (Former Technical Advisor) Minerva Punjab FC were crowned as I League Champions of 2017-18 season. 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.
|• AFC 'A' License|
|• UEFA 'B' License|
|• Canadian 'A' License|
|• 2 FA Prep Course (John Peacock)|
|• Former Technical Advisor - Minerva Punjab|
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.
|• 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|
Darshana, a National and State level Football Player is also passionate about coaching. She brings a rich experience of having trained under some of the best coaches and having played IWL for FC Pune City as a Vice Captain as well as Youth Leagues under AIFF.
As a coach she has won major tournaments such as Sub Jr State Championship with Pune under Western India Football Association.
Her objective is develop women's football in India by scouting, training and nurturing young players for them to become successful athletes for the same.
|• AFC 'C' License|
|• Grassroots Coach 2017 (Mumbai)|
|• Certificate Coaching Course by AIFF
(In Association with 'Live your Goals' FIFA)
Goal Keeping Coach
Syed Abdul Rahim
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.
|• 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)|
Rubel is a Resident Physiotherapist at the academy and with Core-physio. A graduate in physiotherapy from West Bengal University of Health Sciences a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from Guru Nanak Dev University. He brings a rich
experience having worked with the Assam State Football Team, Rajasthan FC and Punjab Judo Association.
|• BPT, MPT-Sports, COMT, CDNT, MIAP|
|• Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist|
|• Certified Dry Needling Therapist|
|• Certified World Rugby Level-1 Medical Physio|
|• FIFA Medical Diploma|
Khumukcham Tiken Singh
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.
|• AIFF 'D' License|
|• UEFA Clinic|
Dr. Rohini Raman (RD, PhD)
IOC Certified Sports Nutritionist
Business Devp. Officer & Grassroots Coach