Here's a look at one of the most promising clubs in Indian Football, Techtro Swades United FC.
Edited By Vansh Ambashta
Indian FootballHimachal Pradesh
March 13, 2021, 4:08 a.m.
Himachal Pradesh, the state which is called the Land Of The Gods Devbhumi has always had immense footballing talent. However, for years, no one has been able to nurture the talent and give them the platform to go forward. However, with the introduction of Techtro Swades United FC, the whole landscape of football in the Himachal has changed. The young and the first professional football club from the state is doing wonders in terms of encouraging young talent and promoting the beautiful game of football.
The Himachal Pradesh-based club was founded in 2020. Before that, the founder of TSUFC, Neeraj Kholiya, formed Techtro Lucknow FC in 2019 which competed in Lucknow District Football League. In order to expand their football wings, they established Techtro Swades United FC in Himachal Pradesh, a state where the number of opportunities for footballers was limited.
The club is also backed up by a huge crowd in Himachal Pradesh where the fans have come together to promote football in the state. Techtro Swades United FC has all the support of the people of Himachal Pradesh as they try to create a new pathway for the aspiring footballers in the state by making their dreams come true.
By promoting young local talent through a good scouting ability and a tactically sound coach along with experienced players like Anwar Ali, Techtro Swades United FC has done incredible work so far. The club ended up as the runners-up for the first-ever edition of the Himachal Football League. The club has now earned the eligibility to play in the 2020-21 season of I-League 2nd Division.
Himachal Pradesh has one of the highest female sex-ratio in India and the highest in North India. Women from the state are getting empowered and are dominating one of the most popular sports in the world – Football. In the recently concluded Hero Junior Girls National Football Championship 2019-20, Himachal Pradesh girls were crowned champions.
Our Indian women have a better chance to qualify for the FIFA World Cup than the Men’s team according to a number of experts in the Indian Football industry. Neeraj Kholiya and his team have started their men’s as well as their women’s teams at TSUFC, which is quite a unique achievement. Moreover, they did so in the same year and this shows their progressive thinking as many ISL and I-League teams don’t have a women’s team yet!
With the theme being #womenempowerment due to the month of International Women’s day, Techtro Swades United FC is doing its best to provide whatever they can to their Women’s Football Team who will be competing in the first-ever Himachal Women’s League 2021 at the Synthetic Track Stadium in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. The club is the top contender to win the league and qualify for the Indian Women League which is going to happen in Odisha this year.
Techtro Swades United FC is also looking into putting their futsal team into the Himachal Futsal League to qualify for the AIFF Futsal League. The club might become the first-ever professional club to participate in three different National Leagues, namely the I-League Second Division, Indian Women’s League, and the AIFF Futsal League in the first year of its inception. This will be a remarkable feat achieved by the club if the club manages to win the Himachal Women’s League and also play the futsal league.
Techtro Swades United FC has achieved amazing feats with the help of Deepak Sharma, the Himachal Pradesh Football Association secretary. He has inspired and motivated them to achieve such rare success which is very challenging in a country where football is not as popular as other games.
It is an honour for Techtro Swades United FC to be able to participate in the Himachal Pradesh leagues and strengthen the budding talent who will make their state and this growing football nation proud.