Selected players will be recruited to the Shillong Lajong FC Academy…

Shillong Lajong announced the start of the brand new edition of the “Lajong Grassroots Clinics” from 29th December onwards across various localities in and around Shillong under the watchful eyes of Youth Coaches namely, Alison Kharsyntiew and Seibor Sana. The Lajong technical staff will also be present in all venues during the festival with the aim to scout promising young talent.

In the previous edition of the grassroots clinics the club reached over a 1000 children which was conducted across many localities of the city and small towns in the state of Meghalaya. In this new edition the Club’s intention remains the same that is to provide every child with an opportunity to learn and develop skills through organized football activities, matches, and coaching.

Children between the ages of 6-10 years can participate in the clinics and get the chance to learn new skills, use the ball-based technical drills and play small-sided games. The Lajong coaching staff will ensure that each child is thoroughly engaged in the game session while they also assess their football skills and scout for young talents.

Shillong Lajong looks forward to create an environment where the youngsters learn new skills while having a good time at the clinics. The grassroots program will help children develop focus, positivity, control, teamwork, self-esteem, and social integration.

Head of Youth Academy, Mr. Gumpe Rime said, “This is a continuation of the initiative which we took last year. It was great to see the response we received last time. This year we will visit the places that we were not able to cover last year and our aim is it reach out to as many young children as possible and it will be a continuous process.”

Children who are interested to take part in the clinic can contact their local headman or Sports Club.

The localities that the Lajong Team will conduct the festival are as follows: 

Venue Date  Contact
Mawryngkneng 29-12-2016 Thursday Local headman or sports club
Mawpdang 30-12-2016 Friday Local headman or sports club
Pohkseh 03-01-2017 Tuesday Local headman or sports club
Lowsohtun 04-01-2017 Wednessday Local headman or sports club
Nongrah 05-01-2017 Thursday Local headman or sports club
Laitkor 06-01-2017 Friday Local headman or sports club
Sanmer 07-01-2017 Saturday Local headman or sports club
Mawlai 09-01-2017 Monday Local headman or sports club
Jaiaw 11-01-2017 Wednessday Local headman or sports club
Mylliem 12-01-2017 Thursday Local headman or sports club

13-01-2017 Friday

Local headman or sports club

The selected kids from each location will then be invited for the Grand Grassroots Festival to be held on 19th January 2017 in Polo Ground Shillong and will go through another selection process before being recruited to the Shillong Lajong FC Academy