Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Roots FC to make debut in BDFA Super Division League

With thirteen years of existence, Roots Football School, one of the premier football academies in the Garden City is advancing up as a senior team in city’s premier football division. 

There are very few opportunities for footballers in the age group of 18 to 22 unless one makes it to I-League or ISL. Keeping few fundamental beliefs in place to take a bottom-up approach aiming Karnataka football forward and the youth of Karnataka deserving a genuine shot at a big league, Roots management has decided to launch a team for the BDFA Super Division. 

Roots Football academy has grown from six trainees and two coaches at a single centre in 2009, to 25 coaches and 1,500+ kids at 12 centres all around Bengaluru. 

More than participating in the BDFA Super Division League, Roots Football Club is setting on to provide a platform for the big take-off for young footballers from the state. With team’s average age being 21.2 years, the squad boasts of 21 players from Karnataka. The team is coached by Srikanth Rajan and assisted by Sunil Kurup, both AFC B License holders who are confident of displaying an entertaining possession-based football. 

Roots FC has made a fair bit of progress in promoting women’s soccer. Their women’s programme started two years ago, and the team has qualified for the Women’s Super-Division this season. The women’s team is coached by Arokianath Robin.

Srikanth Rajan (Coach, Men’s team), Bappaditya Bhattacharjee (co-founder), Dr. SL Anthony (Chairman, BDFA), M Satyanarayan (General Secretary, KSFA), Jessica Thomas (Captain, Women’s team), Nikhil Gopal (Captain, Men’s team), Amit Chacko Thomas  (Co-founder), Arokianath Robin (Coach, Women’s team) 

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