Monday, June 5
Ladakh accords warm welcome to Football Coach Steve Marsella

Ladakh accords warm welcome to Football Coach Steve Marsella


LEH: Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh, LAHDC Leh and members of Ladakh Football Association (LFA) accorded a warm welcome to the coach Steve Marsella at the airport.

Steve Marsella is the head coach of 1Ladakh Football Club, first professional football team from Ladakh. Coming all the way from England, Coach Steve Marsella brings with him an illustrious career as both a coach and talent spotter. With experience as an assistant to ex-England Manager Sven Goran Erikkson and ex-England captain Terry Butcher, Coach Steve’s expertise is highly regarded.

Soon after his arrival, Steve hit the field and said it’s nice to be at the stadium and meet the people who are in evolved in football here.

“Watching Grass routes football and watching the coach putting on a good session for the space he had and see him and his staff work was nice to see,” Steve said in a message.

During his month-long stay, Steve will conduct trials, coach the technical staff, and provide basic coaching to budding footballers, as well as the senior men’s and women’s teams of UT Ladakh.

Ladakh accords warm welcome to Football Coach Steve Marsella

For the first time in Ladakh’s history, a professional football coach, Steve will be training budding footballers and the technical staff of UT Ladakh. Additionally, Coach Steve will closely collaborate with local coaches and the youth services and sports department in conducting workshops to implement modern techniques and coaching methods.

1 Ladakh FC will conduct trials in the next two weeks, aiming to harness and nurture the abundant talent from Ladakh. In line with this vision, the Ladakh Football Club, with the support of LAHDC Leh and UT Administration, is in discussions to send a group of 5-6 top players from Ladakh to Europe this year.

This opportunity will provide them with optimal training and exposure, enabling them to become exemplary professionals and shine not only for their country but also for the Ladakh region.

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