Nilo Bagga (above, with some of his players) is an undergraduate at the London School of Economics and Social Sciences (LSE) and the Founder and Director of Samba Soccer Schools. He employs Brazilian soccer (Samba Soccer) to help young people (mostly boys) develop creativity and spontaneity, as well as to develop interpersonal skills and self-esteem. This is a young man making a difference in the world through, to quote Pele, the Beautiful Game.
Nilo Bagga - The Art of Samba Soccer
Nilio Bagga is an undergraduate at LSE and the Founder and Director of Samba Soccer Schools. He also operates as the Head Coach employing teams of coaches to deliver projects in local communities across Warwickshire. Samba Soccer Schools is a fast growing, innovative and inspirational soccer school that teaches football the Brazilian way. Nilio established the enterprise during his gap year in 2009 and in that time, has delivered 23 projects and taught over 500 young people. Samba Soccer Schools has a two-fold purpose. The first is football; to learn how to play with the flair and freedom that epitomises the Brazilian game. The second is social development. By using Brazilian football as the vehicle Samba Soccer Schools is able to develop discipline, confidence and knowledge in young people. Nilio was recently shortlisted for both Coach of the Year and Football Development Project of the Year at the inaugural Asian Football Awards, Wembley 2012. Currently, he is researching the under-representation of British Asians in coaching and managerial positions at top flight football in the UK for his dissertation.