Pune Marathas (American football)

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Pune Marathas
Based inPune, Maharashtra, India
StadiumBalewadi Stadium, 11,900 capacity (Pune Marathas use various stadiums for home games, like all EFL clubs)
ColorsBurgundy, Navy Blue, Silver, Gold                    
Head coachTBD

The Pune Marathas are a professional American football team based in Pune, India. The Marathas are one of the first eight franchises of the Elite Football League of India (EFLI) and compete in its inaugural season in 2012 as a member of the West Division, where they became the first ever champions of an Elite Bowl.

The training sessions was a five-week training camp led by former NFL player and Arena Football League coach Doug Plank.[1]

The team's debut match incidentally is the league's first match as well. The Marathas began their season by playing against the Mumbai Gladiators in November 2012.[2]


  1. ^ "Former NFL player and coach Doug Plank in India to train EFLI coaches and players". EFLI.com. EFLI Newsroom. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
  2. ^ "EFLI - Match Schedule". EFLI.com. EFLI. Retrieved 21 December 2011.[permanent dead link]