Bengaluru Football Club is an Indian professional football club based in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The club participates in the I-League, India’s top-tier football league. It is the first ever club to have won the I-League in its debut season. The team is currently owned by Mumbai-based company, JSW Group and its managing director is Sajjan Jindal. The club’s home ground is the 24,000 seater Kanteerava Stadium.
Formed in July 2013, the club has established itself as a premier footballing establishment in the country with a strong community focus, modeled on the lines of the football club structure in England and other European countries. The club has launched various programs for the football loving youth of the city. In April 2014, the club launched the first BFC Soccer School in the city with an aim to capture budding young football talent. Other initiatives include the BFC in the Community program which is mainly a social responsibility program for the club support around the city. The program is currently headed by Richard Hood.