Our aim is to provide India, with football players of the highest calibre who can represent us, across the world and promote football as a career choice while increasing the popularity and quality of football in India.

The Inspiration

The Oranje, as the name suggests seeks inspiration from the Dutch Philosophy of total football. The way football has evolved over the years, clearly shows the importance of skill and technique over physical play and endurance. Football has various styles and tactics involved and each way has its merits and is the right way.

The Total Football Coach

We at ‘The Oranje’ feel it is important to add to the child’s natural ability by coaching and guiding them in a free environment rather than training them to follow/copy a coach. Each child's innate talent is approached differently with the intention to improve each of them and not just focus on making already good players better. We stress on punctuality, team work, hard work, discipline and respect for the opponent.


We at ‘The Oranje’ believe we can help kids play football in a more enjoyable, productive and efficient way that will change their outlook towards football coaching and help them realize their dream through proper coaching and guidance.  There are three parallel stages in football as a child develops. A technical stage, a tactical stage and an information stage. The physical development takes place on its own as the child enjoys playing. But warm-up, conditioning, cool down and a proper diet are very important if a talented kid wants to realize his full potential and hence form a crucial part of our setup.


We strive to change the general perception of people about football in our country, so that they can look towards football as a genuine career path for their children and thus we can help the country by providing football players of the highest caliber. Support us in our journey...

Back to Training

The lockdown was lifted, students and players resume training to get back to match fitness and prepare for the upcoming leagues.


Covid – Pandemic Strikes

Everything came to an halt as the lockdown was imposed. Leagues, tournaments, etc were suspended. We continued our online fitness sessions from home for all our students.



Students enrolled for the Elite Program represented the club under their age category (Under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18) in Yuva President League - Mumbai Football Association (YPL - MFA).


Elite Program

Elite Program inducted at Nahar International School and promoted Under 16s in the Club's senior teams.


Growth by leaps & bounds

The academy operated out of 5 football turfs and coaches in 4 schools across Mumbai. The core team of licensed coaches crossed 30. The Oranje Under-14 team won the Adidas Uprising football tournament and 2 players made it to the state levels.


The Oranje Academy in Play & Growing

Self funded and taking on his dreams,  The Oranje Academy came alive in January with 23 eager students of all ages. By year end, The Oranje Academy had more than 200 students of all ages under coaching, and organised more than 5 Tournaments for open and U-16/U-19 categories.


Further Education

The robotics fan allowed sports to rule his life as Satyajeet enrolled for the prestigious Masters in International Sports Management from Northumbria University. He also fought hard to receive the status of being an FA Licensed Coach.


Naturally a coach

Whilst learning & playing the game,  coaching came naturally to Satyajeet and he started training young boys with the game. These boys are now Coaches and Players at The Oranje Academy.


Love for football started young

Mechanical Engineer by qualification, but a self taught footballer from an early age of 4-5, Satyajeet was clear that the love for the game will drive lot more in times to come.

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We are yet to come of age, but its been a learning thus far. Each child under our guidance teaches us something new. Each stalwart gives us strategies to reckon with, keeps us grounded & lends perspective. ...and each football hero inspires us no end.

Total Football

Total football basically means a player can play anywhere across the pitch with ease. But it needs a high level of skill, concentration and team work. A player needs to work on 5 basic footballing attributes such as passing, movement, organization, communication and positioning, coupled with personal attributes such as concentration, calmness, composure and awareness. And all of it can be achieved through proper coaching &  personal effort.

Serious Motivation

Stalwarts and football greats such as Bill Shankly keep us awake and determined. The words of the great resonate in our ears and within our soul and make us strive for perfection.  

"Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that."

Starting Out Young

At Oranje, we believe that sport needs to be an integral part of growing up. It teaches lessons that go a long way in life, that of team building, healthy competition, resilience, self motivation, fitness and many more. We make sure of not tiring or over stressing young bodies but instead mould them into energetic and positive bundles that love to prance around.

Our Centers

The Oranje Academy – Powai Vihar

Powai Vihar, MHADA Colony 20, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

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The Oranje Academy – Hiranandani

Plot no. 103, Behind, Hiranandani Hospital Rd, Hariom Nagar, Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

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The Oranje Academy – Bhandup

Rolex Metal Industries Compound, Village Road, Lal Bahadur Shastri Rd, Bhandup West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400078

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Our Team

Satyajeet Saaini
Edwina Lobo
Shlok Jayan
Rahul Unnithan
Clinton D’Souza


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