Rajasthan United FC conducts football trials in Kohima
Kohima, March 1(EMN): More than 200 players registered for the youth team trial season 2022-23 to show their football skills at Indira Gandhi Stadium (IGS), Kohima as Rajasthan United FC (RUFC), an I-league club, conducted residential scholarship trials in the state capital with support from Kohima Town Club on Tuesday.
The club, targeting the age group below 18, came for scouting in the state for the first time, and had also conducted a similar event in Dimapur on February 28.
RUFC is an Indian professional football club based in Jaipur, Rajasthan founded in 2018. The club has a full-fledged football residential Academy/club.
Meanwhile, CEO of Rajasthan United FC Dinesh Negi said the club will select players in Nagaland for residential academy from the age group of Under-10, Under-13, Under-15 and Under-18 and reserve team for the club.
He informed that the trials were aimed to scout best talented players from Nagaland and nurture it through the club’s residential football programme.
The club is focusing more on players who are 10-11 years old, so that they can get proper training and specific diet and become professional players, said the CEO and pointed out that the scholarship will be provided to the selected player on a different basis.
He also revealed that the club will be conducting scouting trials in other states –Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim — as part of the trials for the Northeast region and subsequently the players will finally be selected for the academy.
Further, Negi informed that more than 200 participants turned up for Dimapur trials and also a similar number in the state capital, and added that they were looking forward to scout 5-10 players from different age categories in Northeast India.
Meanwhile, member of the Kohima Town Club (KTC), Mathew Yhome maintained that the club is assisting the Rajasthan United FC to promote state players to higher level and trial was one such area where players can be scouted and receive professional training.
He also extended appreciation to RUFC for choosing Nagaland as part of the scouting trials, maintaining that it was difficult for players to travel for trails outside Nagaland. He exuded hope that upcoming footballers will be selected for the academy where the players from the state can become national players in the future.