MDFA's primary objective is "to promote and develop football in Mumbai, particularly with the support of youth and grassroots programmes." Football in Mumbai has also flourished over the recent years because of the measures initiated by the organizing body. It ensures that football can have a solid foundation throughout the city.
One of our objectives is to organize various competitions for all the local clubs to ensure each and every one gets an opportunity to play football. Currently we are known for organizing Elite division, Super division, 1st division, 2nd division, 3rd division, Women's League, Nadkarni Cup and Independence Cup, which serve to develop many aspects of the game, from women and youth football to grassroots programmes. There are about 350 teams which are taking part in various divisions of the league.