Football4All and Exceptional Players have penned down a deal with Linda Sports LLP, marking a move in Indian football. Exceptional Players is an organization that focuses on professional football. They have a KNVB, UEFA, and FIFA Intermediate License which gives the authority to act for football players and B.V.Os in the field of employment contracts. They are also authorized to arrange transfers of players within FIFA member leagues. Football4All is an NGO whose sole purpose is to make the sports reach everywhere around the world and expertise in academy management and run football academies in Europe.
Linda Sports LLP is a Bengaluru based sports agency that (works on or deals on) Sports Management and Athletes Representation. Dedicated to the management and development of football and provides the highest quality of agency services and is having a handful number of clients who are currently playing in the I-League and Thai league.
Welcoming Football4All which will provide the expertise and guidance to develop and run a football academy in India. They will also oversee and facilitate training tours and trials all across Europe for Indian players as well as our academy youngsters from time to time, Linda Sports LLP’s Managing Director Mrs. Akansha Khalkho said:
“It's a moment to be proud of, for me, my company and the entire football
industry of the country. I believe we have all the potentials to be a top team in
Asia and in the world at large, and we have the dream to nurture those potentials from a young age so as to see our country in the world's football stage sooner rather than later, with this partnership we will be able to archive that dream.”
“There are so many positivities to take from the partnership which is most beneficial for Indian football on the basis of proper training, guidance, and right channels. In the nearest future, we will have Indian players signing professional contracts through our channel in Europe.”
Commenting on the acquisition and the opportunities it brings to all parties, Mr. Patric Van Yperen the Director of Football4All said:
“We want to set up a European style academy, with a European style of training methods and European trainers. Build a strong infrastructure in the region for youth football and youth scouting. It's important that we develop and invest in coaches in the region. And step by step creates a partnership with youth teams in the region to implement the training methods and get a good view from the regional talent. We need to be proud of Indian football. And make ourselves strong to promote Indian football players worldwide. And also be open and transparent in the academy to promote our brand. It's gonna be more than just an academy. It's gonna be a brand in Indian football. Academy, training program, coaching program, regional youth football.”
And also welcoming Exceptional Players who will oversee and maintain the supply of quality professional footballers from around the world, Linda Sports LLP’s Managing Director Mrs. Akansha Khalkho said: “We are already working on a few deals to see top European names or those who have the experience of playing in the top leagues around the world to play here in India in the coming days.”
“They will provide us with the plans, strategies, and investment to build, develop, and run a European style professional football academy in India. And assist us with UEFA licensed Youth development coaches and scouts.”
On his planning ahead to uplift the level of Indian football, Mr. Patric Van Yperen said: “The India Leagues are good for us to work in. I was looking for a long time to find a trustworthy partner. I am happy I find it in Linda Sports LLP. I hope on a long term partnership with lots of success and many steps forward.”
“I can't wait to come over to teach and introduce a beautiful brand of football in Indian football, the leagues, and the national games. I need to get a good view of how and what, then it's time to build. Our plan is to bring more quality European players in the India League that will help bring success in India National Team.”
As part of the announcement, Mr. Patric Van Yperen the Director of Football4All is the representative of both firms in the partnership will work as Head Scout & Director of Academy Development. He has been a renowned scout and has worked with reputable academies in Belgium and the Netherlands. He will be soon in India for the academy launch post-lockdown.