Real Kashmir coach David Robertson dedicates British Empire Medal award to Snow Leopards
Jun 12, 2021 23:21 [IST]
Last Update: Jun 12, 2021 23:21 [IST]
Real Kashmir head coach David Robertson
received a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List on
12th June, 2021 for services to the local community of Jammu and Kashmir during
his coaching tenure with Real Kashmir FC.
The award recognised the Scottish manager's
outstanding contribution to the sport and the community as head coach of the
Snow Leopards since January 2017.
From winning the Hero 2nd Division League in
2018 to becoming the first club from the Valley to compete in the Hero
I-league, Robertson has been a key part of the incredible journey that had
captured the imagination of Indian football fans since the very beginning,
helping take the game forward together in the region and beyond.
“I would like to dedicate this award to so
many people who have contributed in their own way. The Snow Leopard fans are
certainly one of them— they are part of the family. Without their support no
club can succeed. The support and warmth they have given not only to me but the
whole club is incredible. They drive us all on, I hope very soon we can hear
them roar at TRC.” Robertson toldileague.orgafter winning the Award.