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Football tourney begins under “Khelo India” - Greater Kashmir - Greater Kashmir

(Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:20:14 GMT)


Greater Kashmir

Football tourney begins under “Khelo India” - Greater Kashmir
Greater Kashmir
GreaterKashmir: The Department of Youth Services and Sports today organized a block level football tournament under “Khelo India” at Parade Ground, Kishtwar. The tournament was inaugurated by DDC,

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Football: English Premier League table - Times of India

(Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:05:00 GMT)


Football: English Premier League table
Times of India
London, April 23, 2018 (AFP) -. English Premier League table after Monday's match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):. Man City 34 29 3 2 98 25 90 -- champions. Man Utd 34 23 5 6 65 26 74. Liverpool 35 20 11 4 80 37 71 ...

Two Indian youngsters set to tour Russia for football and friendship - Times of India

(Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:34:46 GMT)


Two Indian youngsters set to tour Russia for football and friendship
Times of India
Panaji: Two Indian children have been handed the chance to travel to Russia during the Fifa World Cup and rub shoulders with children of their age from across the world. Twelve-year-olds Surya Varikuti and Rudresh Gaudnour have been selected as India's ...

India's performances at the AFC Asian Cup - Goal.com

(Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:57:00 GMT)


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India's performances at the AFC Asian Cup
Goal.com
India's best finish in the continental competition AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Asian Cup came 55 years ago when they finished runners-up. In 1964, India gained a direct qualification to the finals of the tournament after several Western Zone ...
Indian football team must play tougher friendlies before Asian Cup: Eugeneson Lyngdohthenortheasttoday.com

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Aspire-Delhi Dynamos partnership attracts Indian football talent - The Peninsula Qatar

(Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:07:24 GMT)


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Aspire-Delhi Dynamos partnership attracts Indian football talent
The Peninsula Qatar
“When it comes to football, India is a rapidly developing country. Through cooperation with Delhi Dynamos FC, Aspire Academy plays a supportive and practical role in this development process. Since last September, we have had numerous colleagues on the ...

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Indian Football Will Benefit From Corporate Investment at Grassroots, Says Eugeneson Lyngdoh - News18

(Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:54:07 GMT)


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Indian Football Will Benefit From Corporate Investment at Grassroots, Says Eugeneson Lyngdoh
News18
New Delhi: A few years into the 21st century, a young engineering student had a choice to make between academics and football. Thankfully for Indian football, Eugeneson Lyngdoh chose to find a career in the said sport, which for more than a decade now ...

SK Flashback: When Bengaluru FC's Miku played against Lionel Messi in Kolkata - Sportskeeda

(Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:16:24 GMT)


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SK Flashback: When Bengaluru FC's Miku played against Lionel Messi in Kolkata
Sportskeeda
This fixture between the two nations completely changed the way the world viewed India as a footballing nation. It was one event that put our country up on the football maps of the world, and changed global perspectives on India's football following ...

Intercontinental Cup 2018: India to host South Africa, New Zealand and Chinese Taipei in inaugural edition - Sportskeeda

(Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:21:55 GMT)


Sportskeeda

Intercontinental Cup 2018: India to host South Africa, New Zealand and Chinese Taipei in inaugural edition
Sportskeeda
The commercial capital is a sporting city and the support from the Indian Football fans has been outstanding in recent times. I look forward to a successful organisation of the tournament,” he added. The Indian national team, which has been on upsurge ...

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Ajmal's death: Kerala football loses a promising talent - The New Indian Express

(Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:51:17 GMT)


The New Indian Express

Ajmal's death: Kerala football loses a promising talent
The New Indian Express
PALAKKAD: The death of Ajmal has deprived Kerala of one of the exemplary defenders of the game of football. He had been playing all India sevens football tournaments throughout the length and breadth of Kerala. Ajmal had been honing his talents while ...

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India clubbed with Maldives, Sri Lanka in SAFF Cup Football - Times of India

(Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:49:00 GMT)


Times of India

India clubbed with Maldives, Sri Lanka in SAFF Cup Football
Times of India
NEW DELHI: Seven-time champions India have been drawn in Group B with Maldives and Sri Lanka during the official draw of the 2018 SAFF Cup Football tournament. In group A, the tournament hosts Bangladesh, will go head-to-head with Nepal, Pakistan, and ...
Indian football team clubbed with Maldives, Sri Lanka in 2018 SAFF CupHindustan Times
SAFF Cup 2018: Defending champions India to begin campaign against Sri LankaSportskeeda

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Football club from Son helps Indian club to get children out of slums

(Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:46:00 IST)


Soccer club SBC in Son will train the trainers of FC Kickstart from India.

Football club SBC in Son will train the trainers of FC Kickstart from India. There, poor children learn to play football, so that they can make some of their lives. A good football player also finds a good job easier in India. The three executives of FC Kickstart from India, visiting SBC in Son last weekend, are themselves well paid engineers in ICT capital Bangalore. Shekar Rajan, Faustino Rosario and head coach Laxman Bhattarai want to give children from the slums a chance for a better future through football. ...
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SBC en Kickstart Bangalore

(Sun, 25 Feb 2018)


SBC Kickstart in Bangalore

In de week van 17 tot 23 februari zijn Willem van ’t Geloof en Fred Buijs op bezoek geweest bij de FC Kickstart in Bangalore, India. FC Kickstart is een voetbalclub die kinderen tot en met 19 jaar, wonend de slums, van de straat en van de drugs af wil houden door hen iedere avond de mogelijkheid te bieden te trainen en een partijtje te voetballen. In juni 2017 kreeg SBC onverwacht bezoek van Laxman Batherrai, hoofdtrainer van Kickstart. Hij was op bezoek bij Peter van de Moesdijk, een fervent India-ganger, die tijdens zijn reizen met Kickstart in aanraking was gekomen. ...
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Kickstart FC announces tie-up with Dutch club FC SBC for international cooperation

(Wed, 21 Februari 2018)


Partnership involves an exposure tour to Netherlands, setting up a joint professional club in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, February 21: Kickstart FC, a state of the art football facility located in JP Nagar, is pleased to announce a tie-up with Dutch club FC SBC (Son en Breugel Combinatie) for the promotion of football at the grassroots level. FC SBC, based in Son en Breugel just outside Eindhoven, play in the Fourth Sunday Division. It's a club known for its initiatives in developing the game among children, seniors, differently-abled and refugees. The long-term collaboration with Kickstart FC involves an exposure tour, where a team of 30 children from the Kickstart FC Academy and Kickstart FC Foundation will get to train under the FC SBC coaches in Netherlands. ...
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Kickstart Academy boys get kicking with an exposure tour to Kolkata

(Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:07:22 IST)


Action from the Under-17 friendly between Kickstart FC and Mohun Bagan in Kolkata

Bengaluru, November 12: The Under-17 and Under-13 squads of Kickstart FC, a football facility located in JP Nagar, visited Kolkata in the last week of October to play against the age-group teams of Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, as well as watch the final of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup between England and Spain. The 28-man squad included 20 boys from the Kickstart Academy and eight boys from the Kickstart Foundation, which provides free coaching for underprivileged kids in the football hotbeds of the city like Gautamapura, Austin Town, Murphy Town and Lingarajapuram (Charles Ground). The four-day trip, which included air fare to Kolkata and hotel stay in the West Bengal capital, was sponsored by the academy for the eight underprivileged boys ...
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Football and its impact on personality (My Blog) – By Shekar Rajan 27th july 2016

Having spent 18 years in training managements and managers, and teams across various organizations and verticals like sales, service, IT, healthcare, education and manufacturing keeping physically fit has been a challenge because of my travel and training schedules.

Sports and gym have been close to my heart, I still spend some of my precious time playing and watching football and other sports.

My father was a national level footballer, played for state and HAL has a great influence in seeing my dad play when I was little boy. My younger brother followed my dad’s footsteps and played for the state and HAL football at a national level.

Over the years from childhood playing various sports mostly individual sports and then having zeroed on football, I have realized that there has be a moderation in passion, aggression and urge to win. In the beginning when I wanted to win every game my aggression was killing the team and the spirit of the game.

My desire to win was so high that, the only thing mattered was winning. Every game is played to win, but that’s not the only thing, this pushed me many times to lose my cool and get very aggressive, I used to indulge in harsh physical tackles on opponents. I would be rebuked by my own team and my younger brother even if he was part of my team.

Over the years as they say ‘wisdom dawns’ and realization hit me in the face and told me that “I’m playing to enjoy the game of football, not to get rebuked and harm others in the game.” I have changed because of the love for the beautiful game of football.

But football is a divine dance of the body mind and spirit. The more I focused on enjoying the game, my game became better and I also started winning. Football is a great teacher there is no parallel, some of the great qualities I experienced are -

  • Acceptance of team members and their competency levels
  • Backing the team 100%
  • Sharing responsibility for loss of games
  • Supportive behavior towards team members who may be having a bad day in terms of performance on the field.
  • Controlled aggression
  • Never give up spirit
  • Ecstatic combination of the body mind and spirit to enjoy the game of football.


These may be common to most team, but personally I immerse myself into the behavioral topics day in day out, in my management trainings for managers and executives. Now let’s kickstart a change!