Pune: The Rajesh Wadhawan Group and Hrithik Roshan co-owned Indian Super League team FC Pune City on Tuesday announced a strategic alliance with Mizoram's Chanmari Football Club.
Established in 2011, Chanmari Football Club is based in Aizawl and participates in the Mizoram Premier League. The partnership will entail close co-operation between the first teams, academies,youth development, training support and scouting projects. However, the most significant aspect of the arrangement would be the opportunity for Chanmari FC players to represent FC Pune City at some stage in their careers.
As a part of the association, FC Pune City will help the Aizawl-based club build a youth structure providing them with coaches and training equipments. This partnership will enable Chanmari FC to set up youth teams and thereby benefit local Mizoram players to train from a young age in a professional environment.
"I truly see this as a historic step in our short journey of three years. We are committed towards development of youth football at all levels." said Mr. Gaurav Modwel, CEO of FC Pune City. "We put great value in partnerships like this and we look forward to committing our resources to develop and foster an environment where we and Chanmari FC can work together for the greater good of Mizoram football," he further added.
“We have been committed to growing the game and developing young players in Mizoram for the last six years and we see this as the next step in continuing that growth both for the youth players of Chanmari as well as that of the state of Mizoram. We thank FC Pune City for showing faith in our football club and look forward to a long a successful partnership together”, said Mr. Andrew Lalremkima,Board Secretary of Chanmari FC.