Located in Central Asia, Tajikistan Rush is a member of our big Rush family with an ambitious and exciting project that is focused to share our passion for soccer and develop the youth system of different clubs around the country. The Technical Director of Tajikistan Rush is Troy Ready, who has been with Tajikistan Rush for 9 months, and expresses how proud he is of the organization’s efficiency: “I am already encouraged with the progress so far,” Reveals Troy Ready.
The partnership with Rush seeks to develop the youth system of different professional clubs in the Republic of Tajikistan, including historical clubs like Vakhsh FK, Parvos, Sarband, and Fisor FK. Tajikistan Rush will start 18 new teams throughout the country as well, a factor that certainly will help provide opportunities to many children, allowing them to play soccer and become a part of the Rush Family. “People don’t know yet about what is planned, just the Tajikistan Football Federation and our closer contacts. Their excitement will increase once our project will be revealed,” Technical Director Troy Ready predicts.
Developing opportunities for girls to play soccer is another priority, as well as an exciting challenge for Tajikistan Rush. “Soccer opportunities are usually just for the boys and we want to incorporate much more focus developing women’s soccer,” admits Troy Ready. “The new staff at the Tajikistan Football Federation is doing a great job on that way as well,” upholds the Technical Director.
The Tajikistan National Football Federation (TNFF) is very interested in learning how Tajikistan Rush works, and for this reason the Technical Director’s role includes being an Assistant Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Tajikistan National Team as well as being newly appointed as the TNFF Technical Director. “They tied 1-1 in the last World Cup Qualifying match against North Korea,” Troy Ready explains about his experience assisting the Tajikistan Men’s National Team. The Technical Director adds: “They couldn’t make it for the next round, but I am invited to follow tournaments in Malaysia and Jordan with the U-22 Men’s and Women’s National Teams”.
Young goalkeepers in Tajikistan are lucky because Tajikistan Rush started the Tajikistan Goalkeeper Academy in summer of 2012, which focused on providing a complete and specific training just for goalkeepers. The Goalkeeper Academy proves that Tajikistan Rush is offering solid and complete soccer training around Tajikistan, something that would be impossible without the generosity of Rush Soccer. Troy Ready appreciates: “Rush Soccer has gone over and above in their efforts to launch these clubs, providing their expertise and experience along with a commitment to donate balls, jerseys, and other equipment for the launch of these teams. The future of football is bright in Tajikistan, much due to Rush's gracious involvement and commitment.”