Pune Football League

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PENINSULA Pune Football League
Country India
Divisions 4
Number of teams 100+
Level on pyramid 4
2012-13

PENINSULA Pune Football League The Pune Football League organised by Pune District Football Association is a ladder-based competition involving a total of four divisions and 100+ teams.

The PFL features teams from all over the city from Aundh all the way up to Hadapsar. Teams at the top level i.e. – PFL Super and First Divisions have a professional / semi-professional setup and usually practice thrice a week on average and the players are on a previously agreed monthly stipend.

Instead of a monthly stipend, players in the lower divisions are given match fees per game which usually range between 50-300 rupees per game depending on the result - apart from conveyance allowances. (Certain low-budget teams do not provide any monetary benefit.)

These teams usually conduct practices one a week on an average.

Apart from a coach and team manager, most teams do not have any support staff like physios or nutritionists. While the manager handles all the financial matters of the club, everything else is handled by the team coach.

Trails are conducted by all clubs in the pre-season phase after which the final team of twenty two players is registered with the Mumbai District Football Association. No player can play for two teams in the same calendar year.

While the initial round-robin phase generally lasts for a period of three months, the top teams continue their campaign in another month-long post-season phase to determine the champions and the promoted teams.

League Structure[edit]

Super Division[edit]

The Super Division is the top most division in PFL organised by Pune District Football Association.


Super Division Format

All the teams in the division will be divided into four or more groups and shall play a preliminary phase of round-robin games. The top two teams from each group will advance to the post-season playoffs. The points and goals scored in the preliminary phase will not be carried forward to the next round . The team standing first and second after the completion of the round-robin playoff league shall be declared the winner and runner-up and will be promoted to the MAHA League (Season 2012-13). The teams in last place in each group after the completion of the preliminary league will be demoted to the Division One (Season 2012-13).

Participating Teams

PFC"A" DSK SHIVAJIANS
B.E.G DECCAN XI"A"
MISCHIEF MAKERS PFC"B"
PHOENIX SC PARSHURAMIANS SC
RAHUL SC THUNDERCATZ
SANGAM SC GHORPADI YOUNG ONES
CHETAK FC CMS FALCON
VOBA

Division One[edit]

The brand new Division One structure decided by the Pune District Football Association (PDFA)


Division One Format

  1. All the teams in the division will be divided into two or more groups and shall play a preliminary phase of round-robin games.
  2. The top two teams from each group will advance to the post-season playoffs.
  3. The points and goals scored in the preliminary phase will not be carried forward to the next round.
  4. The team standing first and second after the completion of the round-robin playoff league shall be declared the winner and runner-up and will be promoted to the Super Division (Season 2012-13).
  5. The teams in last place in each group after the completion of the preliminary league will be demoted to the Division Two (Season 2012-13).

Participating Teams

CITY CLUB D.S.K.SHIVAJIANS 'A INDRAYANI SOCCER CLUB RANGEHILLS YOUNG BOYS FOOTBALL CLUB UNITED POONA SPORTS ACADEMY 'A' ARYANS SPORTS FOUNDATION
GHORPARI TAMILUNITED FOOTBALL CLUB KNIGHTS XI FOOTBALL CLUB KIRKEEANS FOOTBALL CLUB POONA SOCIALS 'A' JOLLY RANGEHILLS SPORTS ACADEMY EXTREME WARRIORS FOOTBALL CLUB
ROOPALI SPORTS CLUB VINCENTIAN OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION AMONARA DECCAN XI 'B' KP XI RANGEHILLS MILAN KHADKI BLUS SPORTS ASSOSIATION "B"

Division Two[edit]

The Pune District Football Association (PDFA) announced the Division Two, to be contested by Twenty Teams like last year.


Division Two Format

  1. All the teams in the division will be divided into three groups and shall play a preliminary phase of round-robin games.
  2. The top two teams from each group will advance to the post-season playoffs.
  3. The points and goals scored in the preliminary phase will not be carried forward to the next round.
  4. The post season playoffs will include a league phase followed by a single-leg knock out format to decide who will contest the Division Two Final.
  5. All eight quarter-finalists will be promoted to the Division One (Season 2012-13).

Participating Teams

GROUP A KP XI DYNAMITES SC TIGER COMBINE NAAZ XI FC SAMFORD FC SUNNY DAYS RAM SPORTING
GROUP B DECCAN XI “C” ELAN FC “A” UNIQUE WANNORIE PUNE DIV CENTRAL RAILWAYS SANGAM SC”B” PARSHURAMIANS “B” CHETAK FC “B”
GROUP C EXTREME WARRIORS CAMMANDOS FC SANGAM SC “C” GUNNERS FC STRIKERS FC “A” ASHOKA FC

Division Three[edit]

The decision to revamp the structure of the Pune Football League by the Pune District Football Association (PDFA) brings one of the biggest divisions – to form the new PFL Division Three, comprising a mammoth 100 registered teams and counting. This Year -106 Teams will participate in This Third Division


Division Three Format

  1. All the teams in the division will be divided into eight or more groups and shall play a preliminary phase of round-robin games.
  2. The top two/three teams from each group will advance to the post-season playoffs.
  3. The points and goals scored in the preliminary phase will not be carried forward to the next round .
  4. The post season playoffs will include a league phase followed by a single-leg knock out format to decide who will contest the Division Three Final .
  5. All eight quarter-finalists will be promoted to the Division Two (Season 2012-13).

Participating Teams

GROUP A PUNE UNITED FA RHYNOS FC POLICE BOYS KHADAKI BLUES ASS. DECCAN XI FC 'D INFANTS FC SWARAJ FC
GROUP B BLUE STAG FC STRICKERS FC 'B' SUKHAI FC JUNNER TALUKA BHARATI FC KRANTIVEER LAHUJI SALAVE AGAKHAN SC
GROUP C SAI SHANTINAGAR FC DMR FC PHOENIX S.A.'C KMP XI BHOR FC ORNELLAS EX STUDENTS FRIENDS XI
GROUP D PANTHERS FC SANGAVI FC PUNE STEELERS FC KOTHRUD FC BOPODI S.C. & REGD. FC JOSEPH
GROUP D UNITED POONA SOPRTS ACA. NEW INDIA SOCCER CLUB BISHOPS FC 'C' AIYFA SKY HAWKS BLACK HAWKS FC INVADERS FC
GROUP E THUNDERCATZ 'B PIFA STRONG BALL S.A KIRKEEANS S.C. 'B' CHETAK S.C.'C ARYANS SPORTS 'B
GROUP F EAGLE FC REAL PUNE UNITED VALLY HUNTERS FC PARSHURAMIANS FC 'C ELAN FC 'B RAJEEV SABALE FOUNDT
GROUP G LIONS PCH GOLDEN FEATHERS FCGOLDEN FEATHERS FC UTKARSHA KRIDA MUNCH NAVMAHARASHTRA FC D.S.K.SHIVAJIANS GAINTS FC 'B'
GROUP H R.J.UNITED FC N.B.SPORTS FONDT WANOWADI S.C MATHEW FA CMS FALCONS 'B' RANGEHILLS WARRIORS
GROUP I MAVAL UNITED PREDATORS ABC KRIDA & PRATISTHAN PHOENIX SPORTS 'B KRIDA SANJIVANEE INDRAYANI 'B'

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