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Kickstart FC inks historic partnership deal with EPL side Tottenham Hotspur

Kickstart FC is thrilled to announce that the club has inked a partnership deal with English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur
This partnership will entail developing young players and aspiring coaches across all football aspects to support the development of the local game

Left to Right: Laxman Bhattarai, Founder CEO & Head Coach Kickstart FC, Shekar Rajan, Founder Chairman Kickstart FC, N A Haris, President of KSFA & Vice President of AIFF, Osvaldo Ardiles, Tottenham Global Ambassador, Ledley King, Tottenham Global Ambassador.

Bangalore, November 28, 2023: In a move set to redefine the landscape of Indian football, Kickstart FC, a premier football club and academy based in Karnataka proudly announces a strategic partnership with renowned English Premier League side, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Graced by Tottenham ambassadors Ledley King & Osvaldo Ardiles, the historic unveil marks a pivotal moment in Karnataka & Indian football development.

Through the partnership, Kickstart FC will avail technical support from Tottenham Hotspur’s Global Football Coaching Team – who will shape the club’s training, curriculum, and footballing aspects. Additionally, Tottenham Hotspur will also have their technical staff stationed in Bengaluru itself, to assist Kickstart FC in aligning their training methods with the English powerhouse.
Already boasting an impressive record – The club’s Women’s team, finished Runner’s Up in the recently concluded Indian Women’s League Tournament – Kickstart FC has always placed impetus on player development across categories. This partnership will therefore assist in cementing and further aligning the club’s efforts in the state of Karnataka.

Mr. Shekar Rajan – Founder & Chairman at Kickstart FC, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, “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 and us 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”.

Mr. 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.”
Mr. Ledley King – Ambassador, Tottenham Hotspur FC, 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.”

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