The Indian Super League club, Odisha FC, has introduced a new groundbreaking initiative called the “Global Football Alliance”. It is believed that this concept will be helping the club grow and enhance its activities on and off the pitch.
Under the initiative of GFA, Odisha FC will be seeking partnerships with different football clubs present worldwide, who will share the same ethos, passion, and drive to bring some change on and off the pitch.
This visionary and groundbreaking initiative will be enhancing Indian football in many prospects. As part of this initiative, the youth players from Odisha will be sent to respective academies to learn and improve in all aspects of their game.
Odisha FC Club President Mr. Raj Athwal explained, “It’s important we lay the foundations for the future of Odisha Football Club and explore ways to become sustainable on and off the pitch. From a football perspective, the youth players from the Odisha squad will have the benefit of experiencing different philosophies of coaching, training, strength and conditioning, nutrition, and generally all manners of the sport. Over a two three-year period, we will no doubt see the emergence of a different quality of player which can only enhance and markedly improve the Indian National Team.”
Odisha Football Club is an Indian professional football club based in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, and competes in the Indian Super League, which is the top flight of Indian football. However, from 2014-19 it was known as Delhi Dynamos Football Club.
Ahead of the 2019-20 season, the club relocated its base and rechristened its identity to Odisha Football Club, and now calls the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha its home ground. This year Odisha FC will start their ISL season playing against Bengaluru FC on 24th November and will hope to lift the trophy for the first time in history.