From a Correspondent
Shillong, July 22: Rimitre Thma from K.J.P Synod Mihngi JOWAI, Kyntiew Shaphrang Kharlukhi from OM Roy Memorial School and Russel C.L Nongkynrih from St Anthony’s School were adjudged as the three ‘Airtel Rising Stars’ at the Shillong talent hunt that concluded at the city’s JNS Complex. The players were selected on criteria based on the aspects mentioned in the Manchester United Scouting Guidelines.
The experienced and watchful eyes of the coaches judged the players on their performance, taking into consideration their physical and mental strengths, expertise in position, and technical acumen. Based on their expertise in the city camp Rimitre, Kyntiew and Russel were selected. The three footballers from Shillong will join players from 16 other centres to participate in the six-day final selection trial, scheduled to take place in Bangalore this September. Frolicson Dkhar was selected as winner under the best footballer category from Shillong.
The 120 footballers who were shortlisted on Day 1 but failed to make it to the camp will get another opportunity to make their ‘Airtel Rising Stars’ dream come true next season. They will also receive Manchester United certificates, signed by none other than Sir Alex Fergusson.
Launched in association with Manchester United (one of the best soccer clubs in the world), ‘Airtel Rising Stars’ is a rigorous scouting program that will cover 16 cities across India and choose 12 talented footballers who will get the chance-of-a-lifetime to attend a week long training camp with Manchester United in Old Trafford, England.
These best players from Shillong will join 45 other players, who will be divided into four teams of 12 each and will be tested on all parameters (including physical attributes, individual skills, match situations and their performances in actual matches) before 12 of the best players are chosen to travel to Manchester United for a week and to train alongside the Manchester United Academy team.