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Tottenham Hotspur FC partner with Kickstart FC to groom rising football talents in India 

The Spurs’ global coaching wing will be seen developing training regimes and football curriculum for Kickstart FC which have been particularly designed in Tottenham Hotspur Academy.

The Premier League (PL) team, Tottenham Hotspur FC have signed an accord with the Bengaluru-based football club, Kickstart FC.

The partnership between the two bodies will enable the English club’s global football coaching team to work with the Indian club to prosper new talents in football. 

The Spurs’ global coaching wing will be seen developing training regimes and football curriculum for Kickstart FC which have been particularly designed in the Tottenham Hotspur Academy. The technical staff of the English club will be present in Bengaluru to assist the club. 

Furthermore, the talented youngsters will be given the chance to train with Tottenham Hotspur’s Academy in the United Kingdom, with the ultimate goal of strengthening Kickstart’s younger teams via competitive competition.

Speaking on the new collaboration, Ledley King, Ambassador, Tottenham Hotspur, said, “We are honoured to partner with Kickstart FC and this collaboration is testament to the global appeal of the sport and the potential for positive change the beautiful game inspires. We will be bringing our authentic coaching methodology to this region through our Global Football Coaching team, with the aim of making a positive and lasting impact on the Indian football landscape with Kickstart FC. The unique brand of football our coaches will bring to young players at Kickstart FC is something I have personally benefitted from, as somebody that progressed through the Club’s Academy to become First Team captain and represent my country at major tournaments.”

Shekar Rajan, Founder & Chairman at Kickstart FC, commented, “We are glad to have entered into this partnership with Tottenham Hotspur, one of the biggest clubs in world football. There is no doubt that this partnership will help both clubs, as we are looking to learn a lot of best practices from them and thereby strengthen our youth development and women’s football. There is a lot to learn from a club like Tottenham Hotspur and we are eager to imbibe all of it.”

Laxman Bhattarai, Founder & CEO at Kickstart FC, stated, “This collaboration with Tottenham Hotspur is a testament to our commitment to raising the bar for football development in India. We are confident that the shared expertise and resources will not only benefit our academy but will also contribute to the overall growth of Indian football. We are excited and will look to play a pivotal role in football development in India.”

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