Bengaluru, September 27: Kickstart FC Karnataka will make their BDFA Super Division league debut when take on Bangalore Independents at the Bengaluru Football Stadium on Sunday.
The newly formed professional club launched on Thursday, unveiled the green and white stripes for the upcoming season.
Laxman Bhattarai, the CEO of Kickstart FC Karnataka is also the club’s Assistant Coach, and head of the Kickstart FC Academy. “We worked for nearly two years and one of the basic pillars on which Kickstart FC Karnataka stands on is youth and local talent. A majority of the players we have signed up for the 2018-19 season are below 20 while we have also roped in some experienced stars,” stated Bhattarai.
“Among the experienced stars we have Vignesh G and Sunil Kumar, the Captain and Vice Caption of the Karnataka team which entered the semis of the Santosh Trophy. Former Indian player Kutti Mani and midfielder Deepak Prakash bring in their experience to the club while the rest of the players are all promising young players full of potential,” the Club CEO said.
Our vision to use football a social fulcrum for transformation has yielded recognition in Holland, where underprivileged U- 19 boys surprised one of the Dutch academies Holland – Zeeburgia Amsterdam by defeating their U-16s, U-19s and U-23s of SBC Holland.
The club sent Nikhil and Danush for a two-week trial in August to Danish Super Liga Club – Esbjerg FC.
“While the focus is on youth we do not deny that we are here to compete for silverware and steering the club in that direction is Lars Sorensen, Head Coach Kickstart FC Karnataka. He is a UEFA Pro License Coach from Super Liga Team Esbjerg FB Denmark and has been with our youth team for nearly six months now.”
“When we play the matches on the Football Stadium of Bangalore my aim is to win the match’ head coach Lars said.
Commenting on the local football scene, the Dane said, “Like I said several times already, I am very impressed with Bangalore football. I think there is a true passion for football here, and as far as I can see, everybody including Kickstart FC and the KFSA, is improving the facilities for the players and that is a necessity to lift the level of football in the state.”