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:
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!