Subhash Arora’s initiative gave birth to the first professional football club in Uttarakhand, Corbett FC. He is the only one whose endeavor gave birth to a modern residential academy of both football and cricket in Uttarakhand. He is the only one whose enthusiasm helped to introduce a ‘golden baby football league’ involving thousands of children into football leagues in three age group categories.
Subhash Arora’s Past
Subhash Arora was once a footballer who represented Uttar Pradesh in the senior national championship for the Santosh Trophy a couple of times. Simultaneously, Arora was also an athlete who won medals in 100 and 400 meters in inter-University competitions.
The Desire of Subhash Arora
Arora had a long desire of launching a professional club which was fulfilled in 2013. He said,
“I launched the club Corbett FC in 2013.” The club also took part in the second division I-League in 2021.
He also added,
“Uttarakhand does not have any professional club. All the promising footballers of the state are migrating to other states. So I took the initiative to build up our club and I have been trying to promote it.”
The School and Academy
Subhash Arora’ work experience with different corporate houses for more than two decades guided him to construct a school in Rudrapur. Following encouragement from his friends, he constructed a team with young boys. Iswar Kumar was one who represented junior India from that team and it inspired him to set up an academy.
He finally set up an academy named Amenity Sports Academy and the facilities for training both cricket and football have been arranged there.
The most interesting part is that the under-15 football team of Amenity Sports Academy has reached the final of the Arsenal Cup among 800 participating teams in the tournament held across the country last four months. Arora is planning to make an official discussion with Arsenal academy‘s top brass for a tie-up with the famous academy so that potential boys can go there for extensive training in the future.