Post retirement, Raman Vijayan wanted to create a football academy in Tamilnadu to improve grassroots level in rural and urban areas through Noble Football Academy, which is a charitable football academy for under privileged boys, started in 2009. In 9 years time, we have produced lot of players to play in various leagues across the country.
Our Academy graduate Mr. Pandian Sinivasan has become the first player from our academy to be signed by Chennaiyin FC ISL Club for Indian Super League 2018-2021. Before that, Pandian along with another player named Rajapandi has played for Chennai City FC in I-League. And this year, three of our academy graduates has signed for I-League Club Gokulam FC from Kerala.
For 2018/19, Our team won the South Zone Reliance Championship and qualified to play Reliance Nationals Championship at Mumbai. Currently we have 40 Players in our academy. We provide Education, Accommodation, Food and Training with free of cost. Jeppiaar Institute of Technology, Kunnam, Sunguvarchatram and Christ College, Keelachery Chennai is offering Accommodation, Food, Football Ground and transport facilities for 40 NFA Players on sponsorship basis.