Club NewsKerala Blasters FC to Kick-Off Preseason Preparations in Thailand

Kerala Blasters FC to Kick-Off Preseason Preparations in Thailand

As the 2024-25 season approaches, Kerala Blasters FC is set to begin preseason preparations in Thailand. The team will set up camp in Chonburi, Thailand, from July 3rd to July 22nd.

The camp will mark the first opportunity for newly appointed Head Coach, Mikael Stahre, to take charge of the squad. Players will be reporting directly to the Pattana Sports Complex, where they will spend three weeks to prepare for the upcoming season.

The three-week camp will feature at least three friendly matches, against top-division Thai Football Clubs. It will provide a fantastic opportunity for Coach Mikael and his coaching staff to understand, assess, and work with the squad, ahead of the Club’s participation in the 133rd Durand Cup that is set to commence on July 26.

Sporting Director, Karolis Skinkys said:

“I’m very happy that we have such an opportunity to start preseason in a training camp abroad. This will be useful for many reasons like team building, quality training conditions, and friendly matches. This is very important for new coaching staff as well.”

Apart from the new signings joining the Club in the summer, new faces from the Academy are expected to join the squad in Thailand, as has been the practice and philosophy of the Club. The complete travelling squad will be announced in due course.

While friendly matches will be conducted behind closed-doors, the Club is actively exploring options to bring the action closer to its fans. Fans are encouraged to stay connected through all social media channels for the latest updates on activities during preseason.

The Club will fly directly to its group venue following preparations in Thailand to kick-off their competitive calendar with the 133rd Durand Cup.


Formed on 27th May 2014, Kerala Blasters FC is one of the eleven teams that is a part of the Indian Super League (ISL) since its inception, with its Home ground at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kaloor, Kochi.