BISHNU – Playing soccer for his State team
Bishnu is a resident of Kolkata and is a student of Naktala High School. He has always been passionate about soccer and participated in local tournaments. When we started soccer coaching in their school as a part of HighLife 360, he readily took interest in the program. On discussions with the coach, we found out that he is naturally very skillful, but lacked body strength.
Coming from a very underprivileged family, he never owned a proper football boots. He used to play bare feet. As a part of the program, we gave boots to him and provided him with food on the days of training which is very important for a growing boy.
We started coaching him and soon it paid great dividends. Within a year he got selected for the Bengal Under 17 soccer team. The team did great with him being an integral part and went on to become the runners up in a country wide tournament.
Bishnu currently is a regular in the Bengal team. But, he loves to come for his school team practice as he thinks that the coach understands him best and he still has a lot to learn.