Yatin ChopraProgramme Lead
Based in Germany since 2008, having done his MBA in General Management & Marketing from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, and gradually specializing Sports Marketing, Yatin closely involved in leading the programme in Germany. Yatin possesses rich experience in project management and has a thorough understanding of the finer aspects of an international football training programme.
Fabian EwertzTechnical Advisor
Fabian started playing football at the age of 6, joining local side SG Dahlem Schmidtheim as a central midfielder/striker, going to stay with the club till the age of 15, following which he moved to Bayer04 Leverkusen, playing there as a Left Midfielder and then Left Back. He was selected for the Germany U20 side at the age of 18, and was also the U19 Deutscher Meister (German Champion) in 2000. He went on to play for Bayer04 Leverkusen till age 22. He then went on to play for Alemannia Aachen in Bundesliga 2nd Division, VfL Osnabruck and VfR Aalen in Bundesliga 3rd Division. He began coaching in 2010, with the DFB, and holds a Elite Youth Coach Licence and currently works as Coach and Selector for the youth teams in the U11 – U15 age group and is currently also coach for 6th Division side FC Bitburg.
Heinz Ewen started off his career at the age of 10 with SC Geichlingen, going to play for the club till the age of 24. While with the club, he played in the Rheinlandliga and Oberliga, the highest amateur league. He then moved on to FC Bitburg, spending the next 7 years of his career there. Following that, he moved into a Player Coach role – working with a number of clubs including FC Orania Vianden Senioren, SG Winterspelt, FC Vianden and SG Sauertal. He’s also been a coach for the DFB for the Eifel Region in Germany and also went to become the National Coach and Selector for the Luxembourg Youth Side. Currently, in addition to being the Coach for the Tata Trusts U Dream Football Programme, Heinz is the Sporting Director at Luxembour Club FC Wiltz 71 and a scout for Bundesliga side Bayer04 Leverkusen.
Principal Specialist & Advisor for Tata Trusts U Dream Football, Subrata Paul has India’s No 1 shot stopper for a while now, and certainly one of the country’s outstanding players. Rated amongst the best goalkeepers in Asia, he’s also the 1st Indian goalkeeper to get a contract from a foreign club, FC Vestsjaelland aka FCV Vikings, who operate in the Danish Superliga. A product of the Tata Football Academy, Subrata has played for India at all age groups and has also represented leading clubs of India. Known for his athleticism, commitment and ability to pull off improbable saves, the most notable one being in the Federation Cup in 2007.
Mumbai based Sushant Pawar, played professional football for a period of 7 years, representing Mumbai Police and Maharashtra Police, in the Elite Division - WIFA League and various other competitions. He kicked off his coaching career with St. Paul High School and currently holds a AFC B License. After leading Bandra FC from Division III to Division II in the MDFA League, Sushant went on to join Kenkre FC for a period of 4 years. Prior to joining Tata Trusts - U Dream Football, Sushant was Head Coach and Development at South United Sports Schools, as well coaching at Indian Football School and managing the U-15 I-League Mumbai FC team.
The youngest coach of the Tata Trusts – U Dream Football Programme, Toheed played both football and hockey as a youngster. Along with representing Mumbai at the State Level in Hockey, Toheed also played football at the District Level. He started off his career as a coach at Bandra Football Club, going on to also coach South United FC in Mumbai. With a keen interest in analytics, Toheed will be focusing on performance and video analysis.