Assam: Shillong Lajong to assist Guwahati City FC in 10 day long football coaching camp!


Guwahati, July 06, 2017: An initiative to provide modern football training for youngsters, along with education on fair play, ethics, diet and  fitness, the 10-day football coaching camp to be organized by Guwahati City FC (GCFC) from July 15 at Gauhati University playground will be technically assisted by one of the top I-League teams of the country – Shillong Lajong FC. Lajong will provide the technical assistance like coaching and others necessary assistance to the youth who will join the camp, Larsing Ming Sawyan, Managing Director of Shillong Lajong FC confirmed on Tuesday.

The development took place following a meeting held between the Shillong Lajong MD and GCFC management at 'The Guwahati Address' Hotel in this regard. Besides the chance to train in 'Lajong Way' the trainees will get an opportunity of an exposure trip to Shillong for interaction with the Lajong players and its academy.

Meanwhile Decathlon and GupShup 94.3 FM will also partner with GCFC for the camp and will provide their support in making a camp a mammoth success. The camp will be conducted in three categories- under 12, under 16 and under 22 age groups. The camp will be free for the BPL students and also for those who join it from orphanage home from anyplace of the region, says Kaustab Chakraborty, director of GCFC.

The camp will also be seen to provide special tips on diet and other technical aspects. Aspiring students from schools, colleges and universities can take part in this camp, where experienced coaches will train and motivate young players. Along with training, students will be advised on football ethics, fair play, proper diet, fitness and football career by experienced resource persons. Several noted football personalities from Assam as well as from other states of the region will be present on the last day of the camp for an exhibition match.

It may be mentioned that this is the first ever grassroots initiative from Guwahati City FC as part of its long term project 'Summer Soccer Camp'. With a motto of #CatchThemYoung,  Guwahati City FC is also going to spot talents for their future age group teams from these camps, which will be conducted across the state in coming times. The club will be officially launched on July 26.

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