The Elite Football League of India is holding the Jaipur Cup tackle and flag football tournament at Poornima University in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
From October 1 to October 4 a total of six tackle teams and 16 men’s and women’s flag football teams will compete in the first annual Jaipur Cup.
About the Elite Football League of India
The Elite Football League of India was launched originally in 2011 as a men’s league but has expanded to include 24 university football teams and 46 secondary school teams. With the backing of legendary NFL quarterback Kurt Warner as well Mike Ditka and actor/producer Mark Wahlberg, the league has been working tirelessly to bring American Football to India.
“The old saying goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”! This applies to anything and everything that has become great in the world. The NFL is nearly 100 years in the making, the NCAA is over 100 years old. It has taken decades to establish them as the powerhouses they are. We are less than a decade into our endeavor and making great headway – but we aren’t there yet. These things take time to build the right relationships and develop the proper ways… but I truly believe, based on the incredible progress and excitement we are generating, we are well on our way.”
The EFLI has a sister group, EFLIU, which handles all university level development. With 24 Universities actively participating in American Football and the sport now being part of the All India Inter University Sporting Calendar, progress has been rapid. The EFLI has also introduced the game in various high schools throughout the country with four annual school tournaments now being held.
The EFLI has a good feeder system set up across the country, with their latest All India inter University tournament that took place in March of 2018 in MDU, Rohtak . The organization has also set up various free camps across the country.
In 2018, so far ELFI has organized two Certificate camps, one at Lovely Professional University, Punjab and the other at Poornima University, Rajasthan.