SSFL 2 Grassroots Program

SSFL-2 Match

Opening Ceremony 2015


Shri Ashok Chaturvedi

We believe that without sports, the personality development of a child would be incomplete. Our association with SSFL will help providing a complete personality package to the children.

- Shri Ashok Chaturvedi

Chairman and Managing Director Uflex Ltd.


Siddhartha Upadhyay

Our efforts are focused at fulfilling children's universal right to play; create opportunities for them to showcase their sporting talent and also nourish and nature the promising players.

- Siddhartha Upadhyay

Founder & Sec. General-STAIRS


Sanath Jayasuriya

I have not seen this kind of thing in Sri Lanka. It is a good thing that apart from cricket, other sports are also getting importance and India is bringing other sports to a higher level.

- Sanath Jayasuriya

Cricket Player


His Excellency Michael Steiner

With these initiatives, India’s participation is guaranteed in the World Cup-if not in 2018, then definitely the next.

- His Excellency Michael Steiner

German Ambassador to India


Shri Bhim Sain Bassi

The movement that team Stairs has started is appreciable. It is engaging hundreds of young children and is positively channelizing their energy. At the same time, it has also become a platform for young footballers to showcase their talent.

- Shri Bhim Sain Bassi

Ex Commissioner of Police, Delhi


Shri Ajit M Sharan

It's a great initiative by Stairs. I am overwhelmed to see such great participation. We promise all possible support to this initiative

- Shri Ajit M Sharan

Former Secretary (Sports), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India


Anantshree Chaturvedi

We are going to change the life of children who are talented and can show their worth while playing in SSFL. We’ll leave no stone unturned to nurture a promising footballer from this league.

- Anantshree Chaturvedi

Director, Uflex, New York


Shri RK Jain

Initiative like these can change the fate of football in our country. I feel more corporate should come forward and support this initiative.”

- Shri RK Jain

Group President (Corp. F & A), Uflex Ltd


Shri Satpal

I wish there were initiatives like these in our days. Trust the structure and the organization to help you do your best and come out with flying colors.

- Shri Satpal

Deputy Director of Education


Mr. Rajiv Yadav

STAIRS is doing appreciable work and its engagement with so many children at the grassroots is commendable. I believe these children will bring glory to the country and grow up to be responsible citizens.

- Mr. Rajiv Yadav

Secretary, Sports , Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs .Government of India


Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi

I am glad to see so many youngsters from my constituency getting an opportunity to exercise their right to play and a chance for budding footballers to showcase their talent. I wish the programme will scale and engage more children in future.

- Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi

Member of Parliament,Lok Shabha


Markus Weidner

We had a great engagement with SSFL players and coaches at the joint training camp. I am impressed with the grassroots football talent in India and look forward to having such camps and larger association with STAIRS in future.

- Markus Weidner

The German Football Associations (DFB), Director for Coaching and International Relations



  • 20th Jan 2016

    EVENT: Grassroot
    PLACE: Gandhinagar
  • 25th Jan 2016

    EVENT: Grassroot
    PLACE: Ahemdabad
  • 05th FEB 2016

    EVENT: Grassroot
    PLACE: Delhi
  • 18th MAR 2016

    EVENT: Grassroot
    PLACE: Gandhinagar


Stairs School Football League (SSFL) due to its popularity among grassroots footballers across the country has established itself as the largest football talent scouting and training programme. In its second year in Delhi, SSFL has made a difference to about engaged with nearly 10,000 footballers while in North Zone of Gujarat about 2,000 budding footballers are associated with it.


STAIRS is in Steering Committee (Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, GoI) of:

U-17 World Cup
U-17 Tournament
Mission XI
Million Programme
Special Programm -
Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society


  • Indian Sports Ministry
  • Director of Education
  • Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany


  • Content Management
  • Outreach Partner
  • Technical Partner
  • Radio Partner
  • Offical Football
  • ONGC
  • National Commission for Women
  • Communication Partner
  • Healthcare Partner

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