Gauhati Town Club
|Full name||Gauhati Town Club|
|President||Himanta Biswa Sarma|
|League||I-League U18 (Youth Team)|
|Website||Club home page|
Gauhati Town Club is an Indian sports club based in Guwahati, Assam. Founded in 1906, the club participated in the I-League 2nd Division,The second highest level of football in India, in which they have been participating in for two seasons.The Gauhati Town Club football academy was set up to identify, train and nurture the local talents of northeast India at grassroots level. It has highly equipped infrastructure.
Gauhati Town Club is one of the oldest and the premier sporting organization in the north-east. It was born at the initiative of a dedicated group of sports-lovers in the person of Capt. L.B.Scott, I.M.S. who was a Civil Surgeon, Dr. H.K. Das, an Assistant Surgeon and founder Secretary of the club; Sir Saiyid Saadullah, an eminent lawyer and Khan Saheb Khalilur Rahman Significantly, the club was essentially instrumental in introducing the coveted Bordoloi Trophy Football Tournament, initially played at the Judges' Field from 1952 to 1957. Ranji Trophy Cricket matches were also played at the same venue. . Apart from football the club also provides excellent facilities for other sports like cricket, swimming, chess etc.
On 21 January 2010, it is announced that Juliano Silveira Fontana, a professional Brazilian football coach, has been appointed as the chief coach of the academy who later coached the Senior team in the I-League 2nd Division.
In February 2011,it was announced that Gauhati Town Club will participate in the 2011 I-League 2nd Division. Team finished the season at the bottom of the table and did not gain promotion to the 2011 I-League 2nd Division Final Round. They participated in the 2012 I-League 2nd Division and finished 7th in the Group stage.
As of February 20th 2012
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
GTC Football Academy team
Current technical staff
As of January 4, 2011
Brazilian professional football coach Juliano Fontana has been confirmed as Head Coach for the 2012 I-League 2nd Division.
|Manager||Juliano Silveira Fontana|
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- "Brazilian coach arrives for GTC soccer academy". The Assam Tribune. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
- "GTC Football Academy Players". Gauhati Town Club. Retrieved 2 December 2016.