ITANAGAR, Sept 27 – One of the leading football clubs of Europe – the Reading FC – is sending two highly qualified and very well known coaches to Arunachal Pradesh to explore football potential in the State as well as groom promising local players. The delegation will reach here on September 30 next. This was stated in a press release.
This has come as a boon for the football frenzy State, more so as the Tadar Tang Memorial State-level Football Tournament is currently under way at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium at Naharlagun. The four-member Reading FC delegation includes its CEO and Director from UK who had called on Tuki at New Delhi recently.
In a letter to the Chief Minister’s Office here, Tomo Nomuk, Advisor of Reading FC, said, “... Reading Football Club is sending two highly qualified and very well known coaches ... on the 30th of this month to assess Arunachal football and watch the semifinals and the final of the Tadar Tang Memorial Tournament. The coaches are Mr Eamonn Dolan, Director of Reading Football Academy and his Deputy Mr Lee Heron.”
If the Reading FC coaches see that there is a huge potential in Arunachal Pradesh, it would place two qualified coaches in the State on a permanent basis to train as well as hunt for talents. All the talented players will then be trained at the highest level at Reading Football Academy in the UK free of cost.
Reading FC Football Academy has one of the best training facilities in the world with more than 100 highly qualified football coaches.
MP Takam Sanjoy, president of the Arunachal Pradesh Football Association and Nomuk, Advisor, Reading FC, a native of Arunachal Pradesh residing in UK, are coordinating the endeavour.