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German Football Coaches Train Karachi Youth

KARACHI: A 10-day football coaching camp (commencing from 15th of April) has been organized by Pakistan to Germany Study (P2GS) with an ambition to enable Karachi youth get training from German Coaches belonging to FC UNION BERLIN.

Speaking at the opening ceremony held at Karachi United Club CEO P2GS Major General (R) Shaukat Iqbal said that the endeavor was to provide footballers a chance to train and emerge in the international arena.

Andrew the Founding Director of Eurasia, quoting FIFA, told that there were 3 million footballers in Pakistan. He said that they were here to teach some ‘tricks’ used by German footballers.

FC UNION BERLIN’s Senior Coach Sebastian noted that United (where they are training the boys and girls) was working like a professional Club.

Coach Oliver, musing that football was a global language, said that they were expecting to exchange techniques with Karachiites.

Provincial Cultural Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah hoped that training imparted by the German coaches would enormously help the youth here.

KARACHI: CEO Pakistan to Germany Study Major General (R) Shaukat Iqbal.KARACHI: Founding Director Eurasia, Andrew Geddes. KARACHI: Senior Coach from FC Union Berlin, Lejeune Sebastian.         KARACHI: Coach of Female Camp, Geddes Geb Toma.      KARACHI:   Coach from FC Union Berlin,  Rathenow Oliver.        
 KARACHI: Provincial Minister Culture Syed Sardar Ali Shah also spoke on the occasion. KARACHI: Minister opened the Camp (on 15th of April) by kicking the football. 


RESUME of Senior Coach RATHENOW, Oliver: 

Education (University)

10/2012 – present                  Master of Arts in Sports Science, Humboldt University of Berlin

10/2007 – 09/2012                Bachelor of Arts in Sports Science, Minor Scandinavian Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin

Experience (Work)

08/2015 – present                  1.FC Union Berlin, Head of Youth Academy Scouting

04/2012 – 10/2015                 Humboldt University of Berlin, Institute of Sports Science, Staff

Experience (Coach)

07/2013 – present                  1.FC Union Berlin, U19 & U16, Youth Coach

07/2008 – 06/2013                Hertha BSC, U17, U15, U13 & U11, Youth Coach

07/2003 – 06/2008                 Ludwigsfelder FC, U17, Youth Coach

2000/2001                              SV Grün-Weiß Großbeeren, U15, Youth Coach

Additional Experience (Coach)

07/2013 – present                  Auf Ballhöhe Soccer Coach, USA, Namibia and Malaysia

07/2015                                  EPL Sports Soccer Camps, Coach, USA

04/2012 – 10/2015                Humboldt University of Berlin, Assistant-Coach Varsity Team

Experience (Player)

04/2008 – 10/2015                 Varsity Team, Humboldt University of Berlin

1995 – 1999                            Ludwigsfelder FC

DOB: 15.09.1980

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.