Chairman’s message

shriniva-v-dempoFor me, the launching of the Club’s website is a dream come true. It’s a great feeling to be up in cyberspace and in a position to connect with countless Dempo fans, supporters and well-wishers across the world of football. Ever since Dempo Sports Club became a team to reckon with, in its re-invented avatar in the new millennium, I have felt the need for the Club’s managers and players to come together with fans on common ‘ground’ quite different from the football playing fields, a ground that is real enough but virtual. This site fulfils that aspiration, and does so in a number of ways. Up- to- the- minute club news and developments, match results, upcoming fixtures, coming face-to-face with your favourite player or a coach you admire – all this is happening on www.dempossportsclub.com.

We’ll post videos and photos (and so can you!), you’ll have a FanZone that’s all yours, and a Fan Club, to boot! We’ll keep you in the loop with all that matters to your Club in Planet Football, courtesy bloggers who are as dedicated to soccer as passionate about Dempo. We have lined up items of merchandise which any Dempo supporter would be proud to own. Most of all, we have the lowdown on all aspects of the exciting tie-up between your Club and F C Midtjylland of Denmark, a footballing powerhouse that has a high-performing Danish team and an academy which is the envy of European clubs. This partnership should see a pooling of coaching, playing and professional skills leading to Dempo Sports Club (not to say Indian football!) taking a giant stride to the next level of performance, professionalism and sportsmanship.

My vision for the Club initially was to make a mark at or near the top of the I- League. It then broadened to making a mark in Asian football. Now is the time for us to recognize that the love and support of our many fans was a factor in propelling us this far on the exhilarating but long, yet-to-complete journey towards perfection that we set out on. The website is an acknowledgement of this truth. I trust your affection for Dempo Sports Club shall inspire you to visit us, post your contributions, buy your stuff, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Get involved with the drive to football excellence!

Shrinivas V. Dempo