Ladakh Football Team Is All set to make history
Ladakh Football Team is All set to make history
The selection trials of the UT Ladakh Senior Team came to an end and 25 probable were shortlisted. The selection was done by the only International Football Coach from UT of Jammu and Kashmir and AFC Coach Educator Mr. Sajid Yousuf Dar. His services were utilized to help LFA to shortlist and finalize the squad for the camp. Mr. Sajid with his vast experience in the field of football will surely help and guide LFA to develop the game of football in the Ladakh region and we hope he will provide us with all his technical support whenever needed. We are also thankful to the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Nilofar Khan and the Registrar Dr. Nisar Ahmed Mir for deputing Mr. Sajid on short notice in these climatic conditions of Leh and providing us the much-needed support required to select the team for the upcoming Santosh Trophy to be held at Delhi from 23rd December. We hope that the competent authorities of the University of Kashmir will keep on supporting us to uplift and develop the sports culture in UT of Ladakh said Mr. Ravinder IAS Secretary to Honble LG UT of Ladakh.
This is a great moment for Ladakh that for the first time in the history of Ladakh Football they will be framing their team in a prestigious tournament of the country. It is a dream for any footballer to play in such a big tournament. As quoted by Coach Sajid “I have seen some talent over here but it’s too early to say how they will perform and respond to the conditions. Our job was to select/shortlist the best possible side out of the squad that we have got. We have shortlisted 25 players who will go under two weeks camps before the team leaves for Delhi and I hope that LFA with the support of the administration will land in Delhi a week before to get themselves acclimatized. The team has reached the young and talented coach, Mr. Harpreet, with them and I believe during these two weeks he will prepare them well for the competition. Hats to LFA and the Ladakh Administration for showing faith and confidence in providing such a big platform to the players of Ladakh. Participating in this kind of tournament will surely boost morale and motivate the players of the Ladakh region. I would also like to add here that our department will always try to provide all its technical support and guidance to develop the sports in the Ladakh region whenever needed.
My best wishes to LFA and all the members of the Ladakh Football Team for the upcoming Santosh Trophy.”
EC, LAHDC Leh, Shri Stanzin Chospel along with LFA Chairman Shri Tashi Khachu discussed the future roadmap of football development in Ladakh. The development of infrastructure is the top priority. Special focus projects on the grassroots were identified as the critical points for the talent identification and development of football at the block and district levels.