The Indian Club Dias United Club will be the first representant of the Asian Continent in the Madjer Beach Soccer Youth Cup. When we got the first contact from Nikita Sundaram, the Club Manager and also Team Manager of the team travelling to Portugal, we realized that history was being made, and we will have the opportunity to witness a great moment for Madjer Cup history! To something so big like this to happen, there must be someone working hard to make it happen and that person is Nikita Sundaram! We spoke with her wanting to know more about the Dias United Club, the Indian Beach Soccer reality and much much more!
FBSC: Hello Nikita! It is a great pleasure for Madjer Cup organization to have the first Indian Team attending the event. Can you let us know a bit more about Dias United Club?
R: DIAS UNITED SPORTS CLUB is a Registered Organization which hosted the official F5WC World Finals Qualifiers Tournament in Western Region of India. It’s an Amateur World Cup of 5-A-Side. The club was an official kit Sponsor for Under-19 Indian Football Team which participated in Asian School Games at South Korea 2015-2016. Also Two players were a part of Rio Olympic Movement and World Tournaments. Now in to the Beach Soccer Dias United is Trying to put a youth academy system and have the young Athletes to get to know about beach soccer.
FBSC : What meaning has the participation in the Madjer Cup to your players?
R: The participation in the madjer cup will help players build confidence in beach soccer and give then a complete exposure at a International level. The begining opportunity is very much essential as we will have lot more to learn especially from Madjer the FIFA Beach Soccer Legend. This will generate more players to play beach soccer and development of beach soccer in India for the Youth.
FBSC : What is the current scenario for Beach Soccer in India?
R: The current scenario for beach soccer in India as INDIA is a developing Nation it is new to this format of football and will increase more development after the support given by Madjer and BSWW.
FBSC : We imagine that to bring a team to Portugal to attend the event involves the support and commitment from various entities. Which partners you would like to highlight, for making this participation a reality?
R: Spoedia Sporting Private Limited is a sports company that will support in collaboration of many organization under its roof. The company deals with Media, Entertainment, Sports, Events and tech based projects. The company is looking forward to develop sports to a wider audience aspects. We understand that all Associates of Spoedia will come together and support the club to represent as a nation.
FBSC : There are any governmental organizations helping you on this project?
R: Expectations of madjer cup is that help Nikita build relation with Beach Soccer World Wide in regards to various Beach soccer development projects like Players, coach, Referee & Club. Also we will need all the technical support from madjer cup organizers to build the beautiful sport of beach soccer in india.
FBSC : What your expectations about the Madjer Cup?
R: The Dias United Sports Club would like to announce that we welcome all players on board for selection as its the Nation participating through the Club. We would like all the clubs and affiliates to Shout out Loud and make India feel Proud.