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Alwyn George presented with FPAI ‘Young Player of the Year’ Award

Jamshedpur, May 30, 2013

~Ex- TFA cadet chosen for excellence in his performance in the past season~

Alwyn George, an ex-cadet (2008-2012) of the coveted Tata Football Academy has been conferred with the FPAI ‘Young Player of the Year’ award by ‘The Football Players' Association of India (FPAI). The award was announced at a gala ceremony in Mumbai on May 23rd 2013. The award is based on the votes collected from players participating in the I-League.

Alwyn George is a 2012 pass out of Tata Football Academy. His immense potential as a Tata Football Academy cadet fetched him a place in the Pailan Arrows team in January, 2012 and he represented the same in the subsequent I-League season where he announced his arrival playing 6 matches and scoring 2 goals in the 2011-12 season.

As a quick, nippy and intelligent player, he always is a threat to his opponents. Alwyn's lightning speed and dazzling skills were noticed by the AIFF's foreign coaches who inducted him as a vital member of the India U-23 and subsequently in the Senior Indian team. Representing the India U-23 team, Alwyn made 3 appearances last year and scored 4 goals. He also made 2 appearances for the senior Indian Team last season.

He toured Singapore with TFA Team for exposure trip in May 2010 and his finishing skills made him the star of the team scoring in all the four friendly matches against the age group national teams of Singapore.

About the Tata Football Academy:
Tata Football Academy was established in 1987. It was the only national and Asian academy dedicated to the development of football during the period. In the past 25 years, over 160 cadets have trained in ten (10) batches. TFA cadets have represented India in various international competitions. In recent past years TFA has secured high value contract with premier football clubs in the country. The 1st batch of TFA started in 1992. The recent tie-up between TFA and Sheffield United football Club in 2010 has brought internationally acclaimed professional soccer training for its coaches and cadets