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SOCCER in USA : Kolkata's Ron transformed himself into USA's Arunava Sanyal!

....Wherever a Bengali goes, football follows! Beside fish and rice, football is the next essential commodity for the livelihood of a Bengali. Such an ardent Bengali football fanatic Ron Sanyal went to USA in February, 1976, from Kolkata, the football capital of India, with only $ 7.50 and a small suitcase, in pursuit of his fortune.

He did his schooling in St. Lawerence High school in Calcutta which had a good sports infrastructure and organized various programs encouraging sports among youth. He was excellent in Field Hockey & Soccer while living at his Ballygunge Circular Road residence which had a nice field where he used to play soccer, field hockey and Cricket with his fellow teenagers.

..Before completing his Master's Degree in Pharmacy from Jadavpur University he studied in Sainik School, Purulia which gave him plenty of opportunities to play and love football. He received the Green Card as an Industrial Pharmacist. He worked in Bayer, Organon Teknika, & BioMerieux as Quality & Regulatory Affairs professional. After working for 35 years abroad, he decided to give back something to the community that he belonged to.

His love and passion for football overcame the resistance from his professional career and soon he received the International FIFA "A" Coaching License from Rio, Brazil . He wanted to promote Soccer to foster Peace & Education via fine sports of Soccer. So he started a conversation with his friend Mr. Charlie Slagle, who was the CEO/President of Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) and asked for his cooperation.

. He was the Head Coach of CASL-BUCCANERS for nine (9) years, (18) seasons (Spring & Fall). . There, he developed the new winning recipe for encouraging the talented boys and girls of the club by introducing the concept of Conditioning, Nutrition, Discipline, Counseling, Encouraging, Sportsmanship, Rewarding the team whether they win or lose.

Two of his sons played for the CASL Club Classic & Challenge teams and went to play for University they attended. They played pick up soccer quite often on Sundays and holidays.


He was very much encouraged to philosophy of "PROMOTION OF FIFA FAIR PLAY & DIVERSITY". So he started meeting twice a month to brainstorm with the CASL FIFA FAIR PLAY COMMITTEE. The Committee comprised of the following members:

  • Charlie Slagle- CEO/President, CASL

  • Ron Sanyal- CEO/President , Brazilian Soccer Connection

  • Caleb Norkus- Coordinator & Community Reachout, CASL & RailHawks FC

  • Scott McGuinn - Director, Communication/Field Scheduler, CASL

  • Derek Teel- Owner, Polmeadow Club

  • Martin Rodriguez-Arispe- Coach, (Volunteer CASL Hispanic Media Contact)

  • Ramon-Coach, Del Sol (Hispanic Club)

  • Vincent Espinoza- Coach ( Officer, Raleigh Police Department)

  • Erin Hensz - Coach Soccer Kids of America


  • After 37 years of long service abroad, this was the time when Kolkata's Ron transformed himself into USA's Arunava Sanyal! He is currently associated with his own soccer foundation in Brazil & USA named Brazilian Soccer Connection (BSC) which is a non-profit organization fostering to educate kids in the field of Brazilian soccer.


    .. This organisation is headed by Mr. Arunava (Ron) Sanyal, a qualified Brazilian Licensed Coach, based out in Raleigh, North Carolina (USA).

    Their first tournament is CASL friendship Club on 30th JUNE 2012 at CASL home ground. CASL Promotion of Diversity for FIFA Fair play. Their MVG is stated below:

    Mission: To promote diversity, education, life and sports skills through community oriented involvement.

    Vision: Social inclusion, community partnership, good sportsmanship, mentoring, academic assistance. Ethics and Values: Doing the right thing when no one else is around.

    Goal: Scholarships, college placement, education of proper nutrition, change lives, encourage them to finish high school, positively affect lives, community involvement.

    Team Participating (Tentative):

    U-10 : Tenoxch, 1 Team, Premier Soccer of Cary, 1 Team, YMCA, 2 Teams, Boys and Girls Club, 1 Team, MAYA, 2 Teams, Centro Hispano, 1 Team

    U-12 :Tenoxch, 1 Team, Premier Soccer of Cary, 1 Team, YMCA, 1 Team, Centro Hispano, 1 Team, ROCKS, 2 Teams, Liga de Durham/MAYA, 2 Teams

    Apart from Soccer, he is heavily involved with North Carolina Democratic Party to ensure President OBAMA is re-elected for four more years. Good News as of Last Saturday (16JUNE2012):

    Ron Sanyal got elected as a DELEGATE to Democratic National Convention for OBAMA in Charlotte, NC, USA in September 3-6, 2012. It is really an Honor to help President OBAMA to win the next election. It was his ultimate American dream come true!

    VISIT RURAL BENGAL FOOTBALL


    NRI FIFA "A" License Coach's visit to rural Bengal Football and his Observation on Indian Football & Future Progress





    Being a citizen of USA and after having worked there for 35 long years, Ron Sanyal decided to give back something to the community that he belonged to.His love and passion for football overcame the resistance from his professional career and soon he received the International FIFA "A" Coaching License from Rio, Brazil.

    He wanted to promote Soccer to foster Peace & Education via fine sports of Soccer. So he started a conversation with his friend Mr. Charlie Slagle, who was the CEO/President of Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) and asked for his cooperation. He was the Head Coach of CASL-BUCCANERS for nine (9) years, (18) seasons (Spring & Fall).

    Mr Sanyal came to his native land Kolkata for holiday this November and spent few weeks at his Ballygunge Circular road, South Kolkata residence, where he was born and brought up. There he met some of his Facebook friends in person e.g. Mrinal, Swarnava & Apurup who invited him to witness Rural Bengal Football from close proximity with them. Below is his article on his own experiences which he gained from the trip to Pandua.





    Indian Football's prospects lie within its village kids. There is Hope, Dream & Determination in the eyes of these aspiring 12-14 years. I was having coffee with Swarnava & Apurup in Kolkata. We were talking about future of Bengal Football. They suggested that the player development clinic should begin from the villages around West Bengal, I agreed with them.

    When I asked for their logic & reasons for their statement, they said : Coach, seeing is believing. They explained that there is a suburban place named "PANDUA" in hooghly district of West Bengal where the current Indian National Football Player Mr. Nabi came from. Then they told me that there is a dedicated Coach affectionately called "Jethu" (Bude da) who has sacrificed his good job & family to help these underprivileged children. He lives in one room of the Club "Milan Sangha" of Pandua. This 70 years old bachelor football admirer cooks for the players on game days, stitches & repairs worn down Balls.





    All of them suggested that I visit the Coach & Pandua village on a Cold 2012 December Saturday. The journey began with Swarnava & Aparup escorting me from my South Kolkata residence. The train journey brought me back a lot of childhood memories. When we reached Pandua, Swarnava's parents & Grand Ma received us with hot tea & delicious breakfast. Then we visited the Club & the Coach known as "JETHU". He was washing the football players jerseys & cooking for the players. He greeted me with a warm heart & warm hospitality.

    He invited me to watch the Football practice that was scheduled for Saturday afternoon. I agreed to visit. The Club room was filled with Trophies & Shields. There was no room for extra trophies. So they were stored in an outside storage facility.

    We arrived at a ground surrounded by green agricultural fields. About 100 plus kids showed up for training & drills. I was so impressed that the Coach did not have to blow his whistle even one time, the Kids knew the drills by heart. Then the teams split up by age group (12 & 14) and scrimmaged. I was amazed to see their discipline and their apprehensive respect for the Coach !

    After that I had opportunities to talk to the kids and talked about proper nutrition, physical exercise & Brazilian dribbling techniques. Also, I showed them some set plays. While, we were leaving the field, they were still practicing the "Set Plays" in the dark with utter enthusiasm. I told that, I will be back in 2013 to check up on their progress and have a Clinic for them and also gave 3 new footballs to the Coach as a token. Also, our goal was "Player Development" and placing them in Good Clubs in INDIA or Abroad. Brazilian Soccer Connection, Inc. (A Non-Profit) Company will facilitate this project with the help of "Milan Sangha Club".

    Finally, I found the answer I was looking for after four years of searching in West Bengal for Player Development. God Bless Bengal Football. We shall rise again & dominate the sports of Footba ll.


    Respectfully submitted by: Coach Ron Sanyal (International FIFA "A" License Coach, STFP)
    President : Brazillian Soccer Connection, Inc. www.bscinc.org

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