Updated: Mar 27, 2021
Mumbai Marines FC has entered into a partnership with Sportifan Ventures Ltd, as they get ready for new pastures in the Mumbai District Football Association’s First Division this season.
Mumbai Marines have been quite the story in Mumbai Football, earning two promotions in just three years after starting out in the MDFA’s Third Division league. After finishing on the fourth spot in their Third Division group in the first year, Mumbai Marines continued to strengthen their squad and soon, the dividends paid off.
In their second year in the Third Division, Mumbai Marines managed to finish as the Group topper making their way to the playoffs. They ended up losing in the Quarter Finals but gained promotion to the Second Division.
The following year in the Second Division, the Marines finished on the second position in the Group stage and had a brilliant run in the playoffs making it to the finals. They lost out in the final but had already secured their promotion to the First Division of Mumbai Football.
Now, ahead of the upcoming MDFA First Division season, Mumbai Marines are entering into a sponsorship-cum-partnership deal with SportiFan Ventures Ltd. as they build strength to strength with their aim to make their mark in Mumbai football.
Sportifan Ventures Ltd. is a B2B Sport Business Management consulting firm that offers specialization in fan activation and engagement, digital marketing strategies, sports technology and creation of media content from mega sporting events and personality representation.
Sportifan will be providing data analysis services to Mumbai Marines FC for their First Division season.
Sportifan’s director Sarthak Mondal spoke about their partnership with Mumbai Marines FC, “With Mumbai Marines, we enter new markets, and we hope to help the club grow and achieve their goals. With our services, Mumbai Marines would become one of the very few regional clubs using data, and we hope to help them become an established club and brand from Mumbai"
Mumbai Marines co-owner Sachim Karekar was optimistic and excited about their new partners, “We are glad to have partners like Sportifan on board, which add immense value to the club not just through their services, but also through their experiences of working with other I-League clubs. The partnership creates value for us, not only in the short term, but long term as well. We hope that this partnership goes a long way.
With Sportifan's Data Analysis Services, Mumbai Marines FC, will be one of the very few clubs, especially in Mumbai using data to improve their game.”
About Mumbai Marines FC
Mumbai Marines Football Club was founded as the first startup club in Indian football. In two years of existence, Mumbai Marines have created a brand value for themselves, across Mumbai Football, and its values are growing, every day, across Mumbai and Indian Football. Mumbai Marines can proudly call itself, the most well-marketed football club in Mumbai.
We at Mumbai Marines, see ourselves as a solution to many issues amateur Football in Mumbai, and in Indian Football. We wish to become a model club for Mumbai and Indian clubs to follow. The vision is to kick start grassroots football initiatives and channel the talent in the city of Mumbai and provide them with a platform to shine and prosper. We wish to rise through the ranks of Mumbai football and subsequently trigger the development of the statute of football in the Maximum city.