By Damber Kumar Dhungel
Dec.10( Sydney)The Sydney chapter of the ABA(Association of Bhutanese in Australia) have recently formed a football club comprising the resettled Bhutanese youths of Sydney and its suburb areas. Formation of the Druk FC was officially announced on December 8 at the meeting conducted by the Bhutanese youths resettled in this part of the continent-country.The aim and the objectives behind the formation of this club is to engage the youths with different communities, especially the Nepalese community which already have established multiple football clubs in Sydney and to make effective utilization of their leisure interacting with the youths of other communities here. The Druk FC consists of twenty members including a manager and a coach.
The preliminary fund for buying jerseys, boots and other necessary stuffs will be provided by the ABA-Sydney. The club members committed to meet every Saturday morning at 7.30 am at Warrington football ground for their regular practice. The meeting of the youth also elected its manager, coach and the team captains. Mr. Talman Kharka, the ex- football player of the Druk Eleven, Bhutan, will be guiding the team as coach where as Dr. Om Dhungel will be managing the affairs of the team. Led by the Captains, Damber and Subash Kharka, the family hopes to stand as an exemplary football club of the Bhutanese diaspora in the long term.
The other remaining players include Purshutam Acharya, Suresh Kharka, Ramesh Dhungyel, Som Nath Dhaulari, Kalyan Dhungyel,Kewal Adhikari, Kushal Dhungyel, Bishnu Adhikari, Deepak Dhimal, Tika Ram Dhungyel, Milan Dhungel, Gaurikanta Bhandari, Rohit Dhungyel, Achut Kafley, Rajen Dhaulari , and Tika Khatiwoda .