About Us

We will go to any length until u succeed....

2009 

A young player got selected in his school team in Vidyashilp Academy , Bangalore . His name was Nishant Bhatt. Like every other parent , Nishant's mother Renu wanted to support Nishant in his new found interest. She identified a qualified football coach from another school , rented a small part of the Playground in GKVK University nearby and a small group of 7 young players  Nishant and his friends started to play and learn football . In short span of 2 years , the group strength became 35 players in age group of 6 -16 years and a total of 3 coaches .

2010

on 10th May 2010 , To learn the best practices of English Premier League , Renu  invited a friend from England for 10 days , OSE AIBANGEE  , a UEFA-A license holder coach , who had just quit a job as Academy Coach at Arsenal FC and moving on As Academy Manager at Brentford FC . Ose's inspirational way of talking with young players and his development oriented delivery of football lessons was enough for Renu to completely commit to the small initiative she started in 2009 and revamp it towards a professionally run organisation in line with European best practices of Football . 

Thereafter 

Inspired from the 10 day exposure of Ose Aibangee's visit and driven by the desire to bring success to Nishant and many young players , Stadium Sports Trust took its birth in 2011. 

Stadium gradually worked upon acquiring the learnings and expanded into several other grassroots football locations within the city . Continuing on its learning process , over the years Stadium made several formal football cooperation agreements with "Bolton Wanderers International Soccer Schools-UK " , "Moratalaz Academy-Spain" and "Brentford FC Academy- UK"  . These associations brought in huge wealth of knowledge and best practices and football culture that till today prevails at Stadium .

Today 

Stadium has become a well known name across Bangalore and India in Youth Football .

it operates 4 Grassroots centres across Bangalore and a Residential Academy , providing football programs with options of combined education to players from 5 years to 21 years .

 

it is a 2-Star ACCREDITED ACADEMY by All India Football Federation and participates in

Elite , Juniors , Sub-Juniors levels in Hero League , the highest Youth Tournament in India , 

Karnataka State Youth Premier league , the highest Youth tournament in Karnataka State and in 

C - Division in State club tournament

 

In 2018-19 , Stadium FC was Topper of its group in South India in Hero Juniors League , was the 2nd Highest Goal Scoring Team in Country , in 2020-21 Stadium FC lifted the U17 Championship in KSFAYPL and in 2021-22 it stood as U14 Runners UP in KSFAYPL

Stadium Devbhoomi , a Professional club , registered with State of Himachal Pradesh , plays at the top tier of professional club league  in Himachal Pradesh is the pathway for best talent of U21 and U18 players of Stadium .

  Nishant Bhatt went on to be the Captain of his school Football Team at Vidyashilp Academy and passed out as "Best Outstanding Sportsperson" . At age of 16 years , He was the youngest U19 player in the ISL Club 'Bengaluru FC" squad . He continued to play with Bengaluru FC until 2018 in their Youth Squad until he decided to change course in life away from pursuing professional football , due to a recurring injury . He has completed his Masters in Management and continues to support Stadium with his invaluable Youth experience in football .

Daniel Clarke , a UEFA-A license holder and Head of Bolton Wanderers FC International soccer schools , guided stadium FC in professional advisory role in 2020-21 and guided its U17 Team to lift the State youth Premier league Championship cup . He remains a close friend and guide for Stadium.

Ose Aibangee , gained his reputation as a distinguished name in Youth Development circles in English premier League  and after a hugely impactful stint at Brendford FC as Academy Manager , currently guides Stadium in a role of Technical Advisor . He continues to work with Tottenham Hotspur as Senior Global Football Development Coach .

Deepak Kalia , affectionately called as Lucky sir by his students , and one of the founders , went on to gain professional football Coaching qualification of FA-Level 2 from UK . He continues to play an active  role as Head of U21 Team at stadium  

Renu continues to dedicate her time and effort to make Stadium into a platform of excellence for aspiring youth football talent and to open avenues of pursuing education along with Stadium's football program and create pathways for the best students of the Academy to higher professional football level. 

Our People - Our Strength 
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Stadium's People is its strength ! We have gone through the path that every Parent of an aspiring youth football player goes through and that provides us the deep insight of the critical areas that need to be cared for in the journey of a young footballer ! For all our Staff , interest and welfare of its every player is paramount .

 

Every person at Stadium is committed to high levels of ethics & integrity to its vision . They are fully committed to the demands of high quality and discipline revolving around the development of its players . Stadium has a performance driven work environment  with its Players at its core and only the very committed individuals form part of our Staff .

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Ose Aibangee

Technical Advisor

Ose is Technical Advisor to Stadium . He is a UEFA-A and Advanced Youth Coaching license holder and a Senior Global Football Development Coach . His rich experience in Youth Development as Academy Manager at Brentford FC , Asst Academy Manager at Watford FC and Lead Professional phase Coach at Arsenal FC brings deep knowledge to Stadium.

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Deepak Kalia 

Head Coach - Stadium Devbhoomi FC

Deepak Kalia alias Lucky is a FA-Level 2 qualified coach from English FA UK . Having been associated with Stadium as a founder and with its growth since 2009 , Lucky manages the Professional 1st team of Stadium Devbhoomi FC and actively works to ensure a professional result oriented coaching program delivery for all age groups at Stadium .  

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Kaja M Bhadussa

Head Coach - Stadium FC

A AFC-B license holder , Kaja leads the Stadium FC academy program and the U18 age group . he has a rich experience in Professional and Youth Football in India with various professional clubs and oversees the coaching curriculum for all age groups at Stadium . 

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