Latvia’s all-time most titled indoor football club “Nikars”, which has become the Latvian champion 12 times, will henceforth be called “RFS Futsal” and will be part of the RFS football pyramid.
Any child or young person who dreams of becoming the new Elvi Stugli, Kaspar Dubra or Emerson will have such an opportunity in the future by joining RFS Academy. Later, academy students will have the option to continue training in football or develop their skills in futsal, where training and games can be easily combined with studies.
“RFS Academy” students will have the opportunity to train and play everyday in the most modern sports complex in the Baltics “LNK Sporta Parks”, as well as in Teika and Mežciem.
Latvian football legend and general director of RFS club Māris Verpakovskis did not hide his satisfaction that the club has taken an important step in its development.
“This is a very special day in the history of the RFS. Today we are becoming a real club, because a professional football club is unthinkable without its own academy. In addition, children and young people will have the opportunity to practice in ideal conditions in the newly opened “LNK Sports Park”. We will be the first in Latvia, where the students of the organization will later have the opportunity to choose for themselves whether to follow the path of a professional in the big RFS team or to join the RFS indoor football team,” said M. Verpakovskis.
Egils Trušēlis has become the director of RFS Academy, and Andrejs Kalinins, who is well-known to Latvian football fans, has become the sports director, who took the position of head coach of BFC Daugavpils this year.
“RFS Academy” is formed on the basis of an existing youth football system – football school “Nikars”. I believe that one of our strengths in the preparation of elite youth players will be “LNK Sports Park”, and our task will be to fill these fields with a modern process, purposeful, capable elite youth coaches and adventurous, development-oriented players. Then, one day, a player trained by the “RFS Academy” will take the field in the group tournament of the UEFA European Conference League wearing an RFS shirt,” E. Trušelis claimed.
The senior coach of “RFS Academy” Dāvis Caune also joined him: “Our vision is a positive football environment that is qualitatively organized and comprehensively safe. It provides an opportunity for children and young people to develop both in terms of health and personality, as well as in the professional direction, and also provides an opportunity for coaches and staff to improve. We want to be a team united by the idea, which benefits society and Latvian football.”
Dmitrijs Zabarovskis, the well-known president of “RFS Futsal” in the world of Latvian indoor football, was sure that with the new name the indoor football club will successfully continue the traditions of “Nikara”.
“The name of the club is changing, but we will keep the traditions. I am sure that “RFS Futsal” will be able to successfully continue the traditions of “Nikara” both in Latvia and in Europe. I believe that becoming part of one football ecosystem will help everyone develop faster. We are looking forward to the first games,” he said.
Source: Diena.lv by www.diena.lv.
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