Royal Nutrition House and Elite Football Clinic collaborated to bring professional footballer Yan Dhanda to India. Yan is an English professional footballer who plays for Swansea City as an attacking midfielder.
He had a session with budding footballers in Panjab University and The British School Chandigarh. Yan will be visiting few cities in Punjab during his tour. At a mere age of four, Yan started playing football and decided to be a professional footballer. Yan has played for England Under-17 and Liverpool. He was approached by big clubs like Arsenal. The India tour started on 28th May and will end on 1st June. He will be visiting other places in Punjab- Sanghol, Jalandhar, Tanda, and Amritsar for interactive sessions.
During his session, Yan gave a message to all the Indian Footballers, “Keep
moving and keep working hard. Be self -driven and test yourself when nobody is watching. You have to make sacrifices and you have to sacrifice what you eat or drink, so if you want to be a footballer do everything you can.
”Yan began his football career from West Bromwich Albion before moving to Liverpool and spent five years in the youth ranks at Anfield. With the youth team, in his final season, he scored five times from 18 appearances in the Premier League 2 campaign. In 2018, he left Liverpool to join Championship Club Swansea City where he was originally expected to be with the Under 23. Yan made his debut as a substitute for Swansea in 2018 against Sheffield United in a 2–1 win. He scored the winning goal, moments after entering the field.
The owner of the Royal Nutrition House, Rav Malhotra said, “We wanted to provide an opportunity to young footballers of India to have a session with someone who is professional. I have good relations with Yan Dhanda’s father, so we came up with this idea. Also, we are already in relation with Elite Football Clinic, so we collaborated with them for this tour.” Royal Nutrition House is a food chain that deals with healthy food for fitness enthusiasts. They have various restaurants in different cities of Punjab.
Several youngsters participated in this session and Yan taught them about a few football tricks. Umesh Ghai- Director of Elite Club shared, “We feel fortunate to hold this session with Yan Dhanda and our young players Taught them few and have a great benefit
Yan Dhanda is an International football player. Just in his 20’s Yan has made a mark in the world of football following his passion for the game, he has played England U17 International, Liverpool and is currently playing from Swansea City FC, UK to add to his laurels, starting at the age of 4 and early years with West Bromwich Albion, UK.