INDIAN & INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL NEWS - ISL : 2015

Shillong Lajong Sells Its Equity in ISL Franchise North East United FC

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SLFC PRESS RELEASE : Shillong Lajong Football Cub (SLFC) today announced the exit of Shillong Lajong FC from NEUFC, the Guwahati based franchise of the Indian Super League.

Shillong Lajong FC and John Abraham had entered into a partnership last year to successfully bid for the India Super League Franchise which played its inaugural season with a base in Guwahati, Assam. 14 Shillong Lajong players from the various North Eastern states such as Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Assam and Sikkim plied their trade for North East United FC.

Shillong Lajong FC pioneered modern day club football in the North East by being the first team from the region to qualify for the I League and to have also brought the ISL to the region. The club has taken the decision to offload its holding in Northeast United FC in order to focus on Grassroots and Youth Development in the North Eastern region.

Mr. Larsing Ming Sawyan, Managing Director of Shillong Lajong FC said, "Lajong has decided to sell its stake in North East United in order to focus on our principal vision of building our youth development programs for the North East region by creating tangible assets on the ground and inculcate the best of modern practices for youth development". "We remain committed to supporting the Indian Super League, IMGR and AIFF and shall continue to release our players for the ISL", he further added.

Hero ISL joins hands with PGMOL for Referees' Workshop

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Indiansuperleague.com ISL PRESS RELEASE : As part of its ambitious plan to develop the game of football in India across varied aspects of the sport, Hero Indian Super League have invited a three-member senior team from Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) to train AIFF affiliated Indian match officials.

IMG-Reliance & Star India, organizers of the Hero Indian Super League, have called upon 35 AIFF match officials including 12 referees, 13 assistant referees and 10 referee assessors, for a two day Refereesí Workshop to be conducted by PGMOL officials in Mumbai starting 29th April 2015.

The PGMOL team is led by Mr. Mike Riley, General Manager, PGMOL, FIFA Referee Committee Member and a former PGMOL Select Referee. Joining him for the workshop are Mr. Ray Olivier, Training and Development Manager, PGMOL and an instructor on AFC courses and Mr. Philip Dowd, PGMOL Select Referee.

The PGMOL Group was formed in 2001 to improve refereeing standards in England and is headed by Mr. Riley. The group manages referee appointments across all the Premier League, The Football League (Championship, League One, League Two) and The FA competitions. PGMOL plays an active role in the development of refereeing by working with referees across the world.

The Hero ISL Referee Workshop will consist of both theory and practical sessions covering varied topics related to match officials, referee training structure, referee assessment methods etc with an endeavor to learn and improve the overall structure and the management of development of referees in India.

Hero ISL delegation on five-day visit to Premier League HQ

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Indiansuperleague.com ISL PRESS RELEASE : Continuing with its endeavor to make football as one of the country's flagship sport and to leverage its association with Barclays Premier League in bringing the best practices in India, officials of IMG-Reliance & Star India - the organizers of Hero Indian Super League, along with its eight participating club representatives are visiting London for a five-day workshop, commencing from 29th April 2015.

The 23-member Indian Super League contingent will first visit the Premier League headquarter followed by the offices of three clubs ie Arsenal FC, Crystal Palace FC and West Bromvish Albion FC under the exchange program to explore the latter's expertise in nurturing and growing a high quality football competition.

The workshop will feature knowledge sharing sessions and discussions on various topics such as Premier League Structure & Governance, Branding, Youth Development & Academies, Community Development, Fan Engagements, Club Organization and Communications.

Commenting on the initiative, Mrs. Nita Ambani, Chairperson, Football Sports Development Limited said, "We are delighted to have established strong relationship with Premier League to promote and bring in the best practices to India. The success of Indian Super League in its inaugural year has opened many frontiers for the Indian football, world over today and I am hopeful that partnership with Premier League will enable our clubs to build from the very best in the business. Premier League is revered around the world, and by learning from the practitioners who have made it so successful, Indian Super League will develop and grow richer in experience."

Premier League Chief Executive Mr. Richard Scudamore along with his officials Mr. Nic Coward, General Secretary, Mr. Richard Masters, Director Sales & Marketing, Mr. Ged Roddy, Director of Youth and Mr. Simon Morgan, Head of Community Development will be meeting the ISL delegation along with the three club officials over the next five days.

The highly interactive workshop will conclude with the Manchester United versus West Bromwich Albion F.C. match on Saturday, 2nd May at the theatre of dreams, Old Trafford, Manchester.

Hero ISL joins hands with PGMOL for Referees' Workshop

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Indiansuperleague.com ISL PRESS RELEASE : As part of its ambitious plan to develop the game of football in India across varied aspects of the sport, Hero Indian Super League have invited a three-member senior team from Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) to train AIFF affiliated Indian match officials.

IMG-Reliance & Star India, organizers of the Hero Indian Super League, have called upon 35 AIFF match officials including 12 referees, 13 assistant referees and 10 referee assessors, for a two day Referees' Workshop to be conducted by PGMOL officials in Mumbai starting 29th April 2015.

The PGMOL team is led by Mr. Mike Riley, General Manager, PGMOL, FIFA Referee Committee Member and a former PGMOL Select Referee. Joining him for the workshop are Mr. Ray Olivier, Training and Development Manager, PGMOL and an instructor on AFC courses and Mr. Philip Dowd, PGMOL Select Referee.

The PGMOL Group was formed in 2001 to improve refereeing standards in England and is headed by Mr. Riley. The group manages referee appointments across all the Premier League, The Football League (Championship, League One, League Two) and The FA competitions. PGMOL plays an active role in the development of refereeing by working with referees across the world.

The Hero ISL Referee Workshop will consist of both theory and practical sessions covering varied topics related to match officials, referee training structure, referee assessment methods etc with an endeavor to learn and improve the overall structure and the management of development of referees in India.

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