DSK Shivajians Football Club is delighted to confirm the appointment of Chris Ochwat as Head of the Player Development Centre and Grassroots Programme of the Liverpool FC International Academy – DSK Shivajians.
The 28-year-old will be involved with the Academy full-time and will oversee DSK Shivajians FC’s grassroots programming.
Chris, who has 10 years coaching experience, has acquired qualifications such as FA Coaching Level 2 and FA Youth Module. He also possesses an Advanced National Diploma NSCAA and has worked with Liverpool FC since 2013. His projects with the Liverpool FC International Academy include being the Lead Coach for Soccer Schools in the United Kingdom and Scandinavia, Head Coach for LFC International Academy South Africa and Assisting Liverpool FC Academy Main Groups.
The Englishman, representing the LFC International Academy, has journeyed globally spreading the Liverpool Way in countries such as China, Malaysia, Sweden and the United States of America to name a few.
Dave Rogers, First Team Manager of DSK Shivajians Football Club, welcomed Chris on board as he said: “I’ve worked alongside Chris for the last four years at Liverpool FC so I am delighted to have him become part of our family and long term vision of DSFC. His coaching qualities and his personality as a human being stand him apart from others and make him the ideal candidate to take up this role. I look forward to Chris developing into our system and have no doubts he will live up to the expectations that we aspire at DSK Shivajians.”
Shedding light on his decision to take up the challenge at Liverpool FC International Academy – DSK Shivajians, Chris claimed: “I am absolutely delighted to be part of this exciting project here at the LFC-DSK Academy. The meeting with the DSK Management team back in Liverpool before making the trip out to India confirmed the fact that the Club has a unique group of people sharing the same vision to improve football here in India.
“There is a real buzz around the club and I hope my addition helps to continue the success of youth development already accomplished by the LFC DSK team. My role as the Head of Player Development Centre will be to create a special experience for the youth of India under the guidance of qualified coaches.
“We will not only provide the opportunity for players to improve as footballers but also extend the tools to become better human beings. I can wait to get started in this special country and embrace the culture of the local communities and more.”
Chris has begun his new role at the Academy with immediate effect.