Rajasthan United FC have established their roots in the academic development by setting up their residential academy in Bhilwara. They have plans to nurture the young talent and give them a platform to perform on the big stage.
Players will get a fighting chance to get into the national team as they will play a number of tournaments. U-13, U-15, U-18 Youth League organized by AIFF, I-League 2nd division, CBSE Clusters, Subroto Cup, Rajasthan League, Rajasthan Youth League are a few to name.
Statistics have shown that before a player turns 18, they should have played at least 500 games in a span of 10 years. That’s about 50 games a year starting at the age of eight. Indian Football has a comparatively fewer amount of clubs and even less established clubs with their own residential academy. Rajasthan United FC is now one of the select few with this distinction. It will help in the players development from a very young age and nurture them to the finest possible.
WHY RAJASTHAN UNITED FC?
Rajasthan United FC have shown immense growth within just three years of it’s establishment. They have players playing around the country and even abroad. They won the Rajasthan League in 2018-19 and now have a functional and established academy in the country’s largest state.
In a conversation with one of the clubs owners, Kamal Singh Saroha, he mentioned that they want to heavily invest in the development of state facility and player status across India. With such a huge rise in the country’s interest for football, people from Rajasthan are also starting to get into the sport. Local talents are not a deficiency for a populous country like India and that’s what the club wants to target.
One of Rajasthan’s best players who went on to win laurels for the country playing in the Asian games and securing third place in the competition has to say this about the academy:
The RUFC Academy is a big step forward for football in Rajasthan. The state has a plethora of talent and potential and I believe that RUFC will help in unlocking that potential using their professionalism and determination towards the academy and the gameMAGAN SINGH RAJVI (former Indian National Team Captain, Arjuna Award winner)
TIE-UP WITH A WORLD CLASS INSTITUTION
The Maharajas of Football have a tie-up with Witty International School in Bhilwara. With this partnership, the club has made it clear that they will not be compromising on the overall development of the child. The school will provide quality education, development facilities and training facilities inside their campus. Club owners Kamal Singh and Rajat Mishra feel that education is as important to the child as is sports. It is needed even to understand several aspects of football. The society demands a multidirectional thinking ability and even here, Rajasthan United FC intends to leave no stone unturned.
The facilities and infrastructure provided by RUFC have been limited to only few academies. One should not miss this golden opportunity to train with what’s best for their development.
An olympic sized swimming pool, mess providing nutritive and healthy food, video analysis rooms for analyzing the player’s growth, medical facilities, outdoor games facilities like basketball, indoor sports arena for sports like table-tennis, yoga, well equipped library and classrooms along with comfortable staying facilities in the campus are some of those provided by the club.
The academic institution also plans on conducting occasional meetings with the guardians and parents to discuss the child’s growth and development.
SWAPNIL DHAKA: currently in Chennai City FC
PRASHANT NARAYAN: currently with Sudeva Delhi FC
KARTIK BISHT: currently playing with RoundGlass Punjab FC
RAHUL SONI: currently playing in Serbia 2nd division league
PRAISE FOR THE ACADEMY FROM INDIAN PLAYERS
MAHESH GAWLI (former National team player, Dempo legend, Assistant coach – Indian Arrows):
Great initiative by RUFC to put Rajasthan on the footballing map. As a former player, i know the hardwork and dedication it requires to have an academy and a team. I am sure RUFC will do it’s best. Wishing them all the best for the future.
GURJINDER KUMAR (I-League winner with Mohun Bagan and current Northeast United FC player):
I have grown in a middle class family with a hunger to represent my country and i succeeded in that. Similarly it is possible for every player if you have the courage and hunger to showcase your talent. The right path and professional setup will definitely follow you. The way RUFC is setting up a national level Residential Academy and professional club in the state of Rajasthan, it will be very helpful for the players who play well but are unable to make their mark due to poverty or education. I definitely believe RUFC will become one of the best football academy in upcoming years.