https://www.the-aiff.com/news-center-details.htm?id=6186 NEW DELHI: Jammu & Kashmir, Indiaâ€™s Crown sitting pretty atop, has always played its part with picturesque images of the â€˜Switzerland of the East.â€™ Nevertheless, amongst an array of picture perfect moments, one, in recent time, stands out. The sight of LoneStar Kashmir FC, tearing down the opposition, dictating play, jotting down passes together whilst capturing the audience with their mesmerizing style of play, is no less than inspirational; all doing justice to the old adage: â€˜Football: A Beautiful Game.â€™ And itâ€™s all happening in the AIFF U-19 League at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital. Like all things magical, the inception of LoneStar Kashmir FC was triggered after torrid times. The Team was formed after a turbulent September (2014) period, which witnessed absolute mayhem caused due to floods. Needless to say, J&Kâ€™s first professional Team ever to take part in a National Level Competition has also provided residents of the State with reason to cheer -- apart from inspiration and the will to hold firm, even after suffering the wrath of Nature. â€œWe came out of a trauma, the floods. It was difficult but we came out of it and I am very much pleased with this,â€ asserts LoneStar Kashmir FCâ€™s Coach Hilal Parray. However, Parray explains how difficult it was to lead the young contingent out of the trauma and himself understands that it was self-motivation which helped the Players even in troubled times. â€œI admit it was very difficult to motivate the teamâ€ he nods. â€œBut, I told them that if they continue to rue the flood, they will not be able to live their life.â€ â€œThey had to get out of that zone; they had to live their lives. The floods were not the end of the World,â€ elaborates an animated Parray. â€œI told them that it was pertinent to build their profile as Footballers, shine and make their parents proudâ€ But it wasnâ€™t that easy. Football grounds were destroyed in the wake of the calamity and much to everyoneâ€™s frustration, there wasnâ€™t much place to train. In such a situation, LoneStar Kashmir FC provided solace. â€œFootball is the craze at the moment in the State,â€ Hilal continues, explaining how Football has pipped Cricket as the Stateâ€™s No. 1 sport. â€œLoneStar represents everyone; itâ€™s Kashmirâ€™s own Club. Every Footballer represents 5 lakh Kashmirisâ€ he quips, adding that he wants to make LonsStar the â€œbest in India.â€ â€œI think we are governed by brotherhood. It is a collective effort rather than a single one. All these boys come from low middle class families. They want to excel in the sport and I will help them. I want to make them the best in the Country.â€ The Players complements their Coach. Wasiq, one of LoneStarâ€™s shining stars agrees that the Club has added a new dimension to his life informing about the journey that has been magical so far. â€œFootball and LoneStar have given a new meaning to my life. I thank my Coach for drawing me out of that flood zone and giving me a motive, to live. I have rediscovered myself; in fact, all of us have rediscovered ourselves. Thank you Football!â€ â€œThe focus is on the grassroots and this is just the beginning,â€ Hilal propheses. LoneStar seems like the â€˜pole starâ€™ in Kashmir, which is triggering a Football revolution.