Saranga joined the EduKick Football Soccer Academy in 2017, moving from his home country of India, to pursue his dream. He was always one of the most committed players, working hard every day to develop his skills. Saranga always clearly understood that his coaches’ feedback, plus what he learned from his teammates, was making him a better player.
During his time at EduKick Football Soccer Academy Saranga won a number of awards for his performance and effort. He was awarded “Player of the Month” as well as an end of season award. In short, he was a key member of the squad for two years.
Whilst with EduKick Football Soccer Academy, Saranga attended a trial day with “Soccer Assist”. EduKick Football Soccer Academy partnered with “Soccer Assist” to give the players opportunities to study and play soccer for a US college or university whilst receiving a scholarship. This particularly suited Saranga, being both a good A-level student and committed to his football. Ater working with Tyrelle from “Soccer Assist” he soon received a number of offers from good US universities.
By now, Saranga has just finished his first semester with Monroe College and has had a really successful start to his time in the USA. With 36 players on the roster at the college, Saranga has featured in the first team and was one of the 24 squad members selected to travel to Tyler in Texas for the NJCAA National Championship Tournament. With a fantastic unbeaten record, he and his team brought home the title for Monroe College for the first time in the team’s history, a fantastic achievement.
Mick Brennan, EduKick Football Soccer Academy Director of football said:
“This is just a fantastic success story for Saranga. He was always one of the stand out players on the EduKick Football Soccer Academy Ellesmere programme with his determination, drive and commitment. He was one of those players that just knew he could achieve and as a coach you just want to help a player with drive and attitude like that as much as you can. I’m delighted for him with the progress that Saranga has made.”
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