With total population of 8K, the village Rurka Kalan village was in disreputable condition because of drugs users. But after short period of time football has changed life of so many players who are creating history. Youth have not only quit to drugs but also, they won several football tournaments & for their village. Now, every year two players go to England for coaching & 4 foreigner coaches visits Indian to train them. From this village total of 9 players are playing in national Football team. Read this complete interesting story of this village.
Foreign coaches are training players in Rurka village
The Spanish coach, Jabi Martin is training the players in Rurka village. For the best facility of these 40 players, there is availability of sports complex, computer laboratory, study room & a multi activity room.
At here, there is also an LCD projector & a modern gym at where they conduct a scientific test of players. The president of Youth Football club, Gurmangal stated that all advanced facilities which are given to professional clubs are also available here. These all facilities are free of cost.
Earlier condition of this village
About 1 & a half decade, the condition of this village was very poor. Youth were highly addicted to drugs & some of them have spoiled their own life with use of it. In the year of 2000, Gurmangal made this club. At the beginning, he offered free T-shirts & refreshments to all which showed great results.
Thereafter, some players of other villages started training at morning & evening. few years ago the Punjab sports department took responsibility of diet of club players. In 2008, the friend of Gurmangal invite him UK by sponsorship. There both of them collected funds visiting home to home.
Now every year, they collects this funds following same process. The clubs of United Kingdom like Coventry Football club & Coventry university joined Youth Football club.. Now he is training players of 12 more villages including Rurka village.
Achievements of Youth Football club
This club has won more than 10 titles but the biggest title won by them is of 2010. In this year, they won the competition in Durban. The players of villages also won tournament of Street child world football championship in South Africa. That was also one of the biggest achievement of Gurmangal’s club.
Now the players of this club are playing some popular clubs of India which includes Churchill Brothers, TATA Academy & Salgaocar. Sukhwinder Kumar is training himself in Barcelona Academy which is in Delhi.