India’s oldest football site, Indianfootball.com, has claimed to have crossed the 750,000 single user hits mark on August 11, 2006. The site was launched on April 10, 1998.
Ever since it began, Indianfootball.com has been covering news of all the latest in Indian football. This includes not just the National League, but also from the second division, local leagues, youth football, the numerous national teams – men / women, junior / senior – as well as from the expat communities across the globe.
“The counter on the site started in 1999 and we had crossed the 100,000 mark on May 9, 2002; the 200,000 mark on July 18, 2003; the 300,000 mark on March 29, 2004; the 400,000 mark on November 16, 2004; the 500,000 mark on May 18, 2005; the 600,000 mark on December 21, 2005; and we crossed 700,000 hits just before the start of the FIFA World Cup 2006. We have been seeing with delight that the hits going higher and higher now with more than 150,000 hits so far,” said Arunava Chaudhuri, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Indianfootball.com.
The site has announced the launch of two new features – Indian football TV Listings and Youth Development projects in India. The TV Listings is part of the IFC Interactive section on the main page and provides users all the latest TV schedules for Indian football.
Youth Development projects in India is a feature series on football. “As part of the series, we will bring stories, interviews and more from these youth football projects. To start off the series, Indianfootball.com’s Harmit Singh Kamboe conducted an interview with SEPT project founder, Arun Kumar Nanu. SEPT is a project in Calicut, Kerala, which Indianfootball.com has supported since its start,” Chaudhuri said.
Meanwhile, voting is on for the final round of the Indianfootball.com Awards, 2006. Over 2,500 people have cast their votes so far. The site is looking forward to further increase its online and offline services in the upcoming months.