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Guwahati FC raring to go in the 2nd Division I-League

Guwahati FC, Football, Axom Sports, North East, Club, New, Proffesional, Soccer, Friendly, Anthem, Launch, Assam, 2nd division, I-league, Durga Boro, Subhash BhowmickNewly formed club appoints Subhash Bhowmick as Technical Director, will face Mohammedan Sporting in the first match

Guwahati, India:  Newly formed Guwahati FC is raring to go as they prepare for the 2nd Division I-League 2015-16. The club is aiming for promotion to the first tier of Indian football and is leaving no stone unturned in its quest. They have appointed legendary former Indian National player and Coach, Subhash Bhowmick as their Technical Director. Mr Bhowmick has previously managed top clubs such as East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, Churchill Brothers, Salgaocar among others. He comes on board as a mentor and guide and the team will benefit greatly from his vast experience.

 

Durga Boro, Guwahati FC, Football, Axom Sports, North East, Club, New, Proffesional, Soccer, Friendly, Anthem, Launch, Assam, 2nd division, I-league, Durga Boro, Subhash BhowmickGuwahati FC has also recently successfully held trials for its first team, with some top talent being recruited from top division clubs in India. They have announced the signing of top Assamese attacker, Durga Boro, who will bring a lot of quality to the first team. They will be announcing many more exciting signings in the days to come.

The club will face Mohammedan Sporting in their first match of the 2nd Division I-League on 14th November in Kolkata. The other teams in the Eastern Conference are Neroca FC, Himalayan Gangtok SC and Fateh Hyderabad FC. Three teams will qualify from the Conference for the main Group.

 

The club has recently tied up with Delhi-based Anglian Management Group (AMG) and Brazil’s Clube Atlético Paranaense (CAP) to set up the first international football Academy in North-East India based out of Guwahati. The Academy plans to train a hundred elite youth footballers from various age groups each of the next three years as well as run numerous programmes throughout the year aimed at attracting many more youth to the sport.To kick off their youth programs, they will be competing in the U-18 and U-15 I-League 2015-16 which will start in November.

 

Guwahati FC, which was formed at the end of 2014, aims to establish itself by developing local talent in partnership with AMG and CAP. The club intends to leverage AMG’s international connections and experiences managing football clubs in India and in Europe as well as CAP’s globally-renowned youth football programmes.

“We are looking forward to a great campaign in the 2nd Division I-League and will definitely aim to qualify to the top tier. We will remain passionate and dedicated about the cause of building the sport of football in India from the bottom up, as evidenced by our setting up the Guwahati FC Youth Academy in partnership with Anglian Management Group and Clube Atlético Paranaense.” said Sanjive Narain Co-owner Guwahati FC.

New Professional Football Club unveiled in Assam – FC Guwahati

FC Guwahati, Football, Axom Sports, North East, Club, New, Proffesional, Soccer, Friendly, Anthem, Launch, AssamAxom Sports Enterprose Pvt Ltd is proud to present Guwahati’s own football team, FC GUWAHATI. For a long time it was felt that it was imperative for Axom to have its own Professional club football to bring our past glory back. FC Guwahati is the answer to this aspiration of football loving public of Axom. This initiative will give impetus to talented footballers of Axom who can aspire to play professional football for their own ‘Axomi Moromi’ team. FC Guwahati is co-owned by individuals who by their own right have achieved in their respective fields. They have combined together to create a platform for aspiring footballers of Axom. FC Guwahati plans to play top-level professional football in the years to come.

The co-owners are

  1. Sanjive Narain
  2. Jayanta Baruah
  3. Bipul Saikia
  4. Capers Investments ( Assam) Private Limited
  5. Zubin Garg
  6. Dudul Choudhary
  7. Kamal Chandra Das
  8. Pulak Goswami

Today we are unveiling the logo of FC GUWAHATI, which expresses the vibrancy of the game of football played in Axom, meanwhile co-owner Zubin Garg is giving the finishing touches to FC GUWAHATI’s anthem-song and the kits of players will be formally released during the launching ceremony.

The process to select a professional management team is currently on. For the coaching positions foreign coaches have been short-listed and we will finalize them very soon.

Currently we are on a talent-sourcing endeavour to create the first batch of players of FC GUWAHATI. We are chalking out an integrated and comprehensive football development plan to nurture the talent of footballers of Axom. We will share on this once the plan is ready. This will include a football academy with own grounds, a swimming pool, a gymnasium, a hostel among others.

.FC GUWAHATI will be formally launched in a gala-ceremony playing a foreign football team in an exhibition match. Many personalities from Bollywood and sports fraternity will be invited, & this mega event will precede the exhibition match.

We have requested Assam Football Association (AFA) and Guwahati Sports Association (GSA) for all their support to make this team a success which they have also assured to do wholeheartedly.

Press Note : Axom Sports

Bharat FC lands Kris Bright, New Zealand International

Kris Bright, New Zealand, football, Soccer, India, Pune, I-league, Club, Bharat FC, Stuart Watkiss, Stanley Rozario, All WhitesNewly formed I-league club Bharat FC has signed their first player Kris Bright. Bright is a much traveled New Zealand international. Football News India had earlier revealed about this transfer.

Before landing in India, Kris Bright has played in Netherlands, Norway, Greece, England , Hungary, Malta and Finland. He has also earned six caps for the New Zealand national team and scored one goal.

Kris Bright’s Career Snapshot – Wikipedia

Personal information
Full nameKris William Bright
Date of birth(1986-09-05) 5 September 1986 (age 28)
Place of birthManukau, Auckland, New Zealand
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current teamBharat FC
YearsTeamApps†(Gls)†
2004–2005Waitakere City2230
2005–2006New Zealand Knights111
2006–2007Fortuna Sittard111
2007–2008Kristiansund2428
2009Panserraikos71
2009–2010Shrewsbury Town273
2011Budapest Honvéd102
2011–2012Balzan Youths115
2012Bryne FK124
2012FC Haka133
2013IFK Mariehamn239
2014Lincoln City72
2014–Bharat FC00
National team
New Zealand U-1776
New Zealand U-2054
2008–2013New Zealand61

Amit Kalyani, Executive Director of the Kalyani Group and Managing Director of Bharat FC, believed that it was Bright’s sharpness and awareness in front of goal that drew the club towards him. “Kris is a prolific goal-scorer and someone who can ably lead the line as we aim to start our first season strongly. He has managed to score in every country that he has played in and I am sure his Indian stint will be full of goals too,” he said.

The 28-year-old Kiwi said that the chance of leading the line at a new club and the responsibility of driving his side’s attacking endeavours were the main reasons that he agreed to the move. “I was very excited about coming to India after speaking to Stuart (Watkiss) and getting to know more about the project. Leading the line is something that I immensely enjoy and I hope to perform really for Bharat FC. Also, I would get a chance to interact with the young Indian players and pass on a few things that I have learnt over my career,” he said.

Stuart Watkiss, Bharat FC’s head-coach said he was impressed by Bright’s imposing presence and his eye for goal. “I have watched Kris a few times in England and it is apparent that he is a very fine striker. He manages to get into good positions, is very strong aerially and is sharp in front of goal. I am sure he will be a profitable asset for us in the I-League,” he said.

With inputs from Bharat FC’s press note.

Kerala based SEPT to form a professional club

SEPT, tSEPT, Kozhikode, Football, Kerala, Indianfootball, Soccer, Al-Ahli, Proffesional, Clubhe Kerala based academy that trains around 2000 kids all over Kerala through their 17 centers across the state is planning to form a professional club.

With this the SEPT trust will transform into a company that field teams in the professional leagues of the country. SEPT, involved in grassroots football development for over a decade has the necessary background to graduate their efforts to a professional club.

SEPT recently  signed a collaboration agreement with the UAE club Al-Ahli. They have already fielded a team in Kozhikode “E” Division league in 2014 and are the winners, there by earning a promotion to the “D” division. A website has gone live and we get to know that  ONGC and Faizal & Shabana Foundation are the sponsors of the club.

More news in the coming days….

A.M Sreedharan is the Santosh Trophy Coach for Kerala

AM Sreedharan, Football, Kerala, Soccer, Indianfootball, Santosh Trophy, State, ClubA.M Sreedharan has been appointed as the coach of Kerala team for the upcoming Santosh Trophy.  Previously he had coached the Kerala team four times for Santosh Trophy.

His team finished runners-up in the Cuttack championship in 1994 and on all other occasions managed a sem-final birth.

Kerala team lost to Services last year while the championship was held in Kerala. This would be an attempt to grab the championship they missed by a whisker last year.

35 players were selected from the recently concluded State Senior Football Championship and the rest will be selected from the ongoing State Club Championship.