CHANDIGARH : Guru Nanak Dev University of Amritsar annexed the first All India Inter-Varsity American Football Championshi which was conducted under the banner of the Association of Indian Universities with the support from the United basketball Alliance and the Elite Football League of India Ltd. in the Bhalindra Singh Sports Complex at Punjabi University in Patiala. In the final contest of the American football, Guru Nanak Dev University beat hosts Punjabi University Patiala by 19-14. In the first quarter GNDU scored six points and Punjabi University scored seven points. In second quarter the Amritsar University GNDU scored six points and third quarter both team didn't score any point. In last quarter both teams scored seven points each. Maharishi Dayanand University of Rohtak beat Osmania University and gained third position. In Flag Football Jaipur National University won first position by beating Gujarat University Ahmedabad by 32-6. JERC University Jaipur won third position by beating Siksha O Anunsandhan University Bhubaneshwar. Hosts University Vice Chancellor Dr. Jaspal Singh gave away prizes to the winner teams. On this occasion E.F.L.I President Tausif I. Shaikh, Vice President Deepesh Solanki, American Coach Mark Philamore were honoured by host university. On this occasion Sports Director Dr. Raj Kumar Sharma, Deputy Director Gurdeep Kaur, Assistant Director Mrs. Mohinder Pal Kaur, Dr. Dalbir Singh Randhawa and Coach Dal Singh Brar were present.
The EFLI was founded in mid-2011 and publicly announced on August 5, 2011. The aim of the league is to introduce American football to the Indian market and its large consumer base.