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My Story

A football coach & sports nutrition consultant with a passion to inspire and motivate people to take that step towards their sports journey

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THE START OF MY JOURNEY

I was born in Mumbai - the city of dreams, and I too dreamed - a career in the sport of Football. A dream that very rarely is allowed to grow and become a reality in a country like India, where everyone is pushed towards more conventional and well chalked out professions. 

 

My motivation to pursue this career is someone who truly has been a driving force - Sir Alex Ferguson, the greatest manager known to the world of football. His undiluted passion has taught me the diverse qualities required to understand the multiple, yet complex aspects that are required behind the game, in order to be the best in the world.  

 

MY QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Following a given course of action, I graduated from the University of Mumbai with a Bachelors of Commerce degree. While attending university, I began to gain experience as a coach from the young age of 18 with Premier India Football Academy. Immediately upon graduating, I began working towards gaining my coaching badges with The Football Association (England's football governing body), and Bolton Wanderers Football Club. Currently, I am working towards obtaining UEFA (European governing body of football) coaching qualifications. 

 

Since then I have been privileged to work as a coach in India, England, and Vietnam. In 2013, I started working for Manchester United Soccer Schools as a support coach. I continued to gain experience with Indian Football School and it was not long before that I had the opportunity to work for the Liverpool FC International Academy project (a tie-up with a professional club DSK Shivajians in India) as an Academy Manager from 2016. During my time I coached some of India's brightest young talents, who have gone on to represent the Indian Football National Team and secure moves to top tier Indian Super League clubs. Soon after, in 2018, I made a move to Vietnam and coached for Fox Football in Ho Chi Minh City. After a year in Vietnam, I decided to pursue my MSc in Sports Business, Management & Policy from Manchester Metropolitan University which I graduated from in September 2020. While doing so, I was given an opportunity to work with a local club in Manchester, England called Kingsway Athletic FC. 

WHAT I HAVE LEARNT SO FAR

Every work experience that I have had has set a new milestone for me and has given me immense international exposure in this industry. Having worked with diverse cultures and people, I have obtained a better understanding of all the intrinsics that go into building a world-class team and a world-class athlete. Through my many personal challenges, I have been taught to exercise these qualities in my own life and to believe in my potential. I am confident, that this integral ability will reflect in my coaching approach too.  

 

A COMMITMENT TO YOU

My motivation to start this website is simple. To assist, direct and inspire aspirants on the verge of a career in sports (not restricted to Football) be it education, business, coaching, or the dream of playing the sport as a professional athlete. I commit myself to expand the scope for this sport in any way I can, and I hope that I can contribute to the dreams of many individuals, with a passion as strong as mine for this beautiful game! 

 

Thank you for taking the time to read about me. If you think I can be of any help to you, in any way, please use the ‘Contact’ page to get in touch with me or drop me a message on Instagram.

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