Sports in Meghalaya

The people of Meghalaya play various kinds of sports. The state of Meghalaya has many daunting hills, gorging waterfalls and deep caves providing scope for a number of adventure sports. Tourists and adventure lovers visit the state to explore the adventure sports in Meghalaya and facilities it provides.

Trekking in Meghalaya

Sports in Meghalaya

Meghalaya has many peaks and high hills which provide good trekking opportunities to the people. Kyllang Rock, Living Root Bridge,  David Scott Trail, Sohpet-bneng are some of the best trekking routes in Meghalaya. One of the interesting treks of Meghalaya is from Cherrapunjee to Pynursula. Though the trek is hard presence of severalLiving Root bridges on this route makes it a fascinating experience. One should undertake thsi trek with the help of a guide.

Caving in Meghalaya

Sports in Meghalaya

There are many deep stalagmite and stalactite caves where cave explorers and adventure lovers flock throughout the year. The state of Meghalaya has developed the caving adventure sport as it is one of the most popular adventure sports in the state. With numerous caves in Siju, Mawsynram, Syndai and Mawsmai, the caving sport has become much popular and sought after by tourists. For more information on adventure sports in Meghalaya, click here

Archery in Meghalaya

Sports in Meghalaya

Archery, locally known as Teer, is a prominent sport of Meghalaya. It is one of the important parts of the culture of the Meghalaya local people. It is also a popular form of gambling game in Meghalaya. It is usually played on the last market day in rural areas.

Golfing in Meghalaya

Sports in Meghalaya

Golfing is also an important sport practiced in Meghalaya. Due to the many golf courses and the popularity of the sport in Meghalaya, the Shillong Golf Course has been titled as the ‘Gleneagle of the East’. However, golfing in Meghalaya is played by people belonging to the upper middle class.

Also Read: Golf in Shillong

Sports Association of Meghalaya

The government of Meghalaya gives all the emphasis on sports in the state. There are specific sports associations and departments to look after different sports in the Meghalaya. They are:

Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Meghalaya

The Government of Meghalaya had set up a separate Directorate for Sports and youth Affairs  as per the Notification No:EDN-177/83/80 dated 18th March 1985, with headquarter at Shillong. The Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs is responsible for the promotion of sports and youth welfare programmes in the state of Meghalaya. The department also monitors the functioning of the State Olympic Association, District Sports Offices, State Level Sports Associations, District and Sub-Divisional Sports Associations and clubs and schools undertaking sports and games activities in the State.

Meghalaya Olympic Association
R. G. Lyngdoh-President
Meghalaya State Olympic Association,
U Tirot Sing Indoor Sports Hall,
Lower Lachaumiere,
Shillong - 793001
Phone no:943610004

Archery Association of Meghalaya
P.B.War Nongbri-Genl. Secretary
Phone no:9436100318

Meghalaya  Boxing Association
Shri John Kharshiing-Presiden
Phone no:9436102663

Meghalaya State Badminton Association
Balarina Syiem-President
Phone no: 943610079

Football in Meghalaya

The people of Meghalaya are very enthusiastic when it comes to football. Children take up the sports at a very young age. The football clubs in Meghalaya also offer lot of scope for new comers.

Sports in Meghalaya

Meghalaya Football Association (MFA)

The Meghalaya Football Association (MFA) is one of the 36 Indian State Football Associations affiliated to the All India Football Federation with its headquarters at in Shillong.

Association Address
Polo Grounds
Shillong 793 001

Mr. S.S. Rapthap,
Secretary of Meghalaya Football Association
Phone no: 09862100001, 0364-2221537, 2222576
Football Clubs in Meghalaya

Football Clubs in Meghalaya

Sports in Meghalaya

Shillong Lajong Football Club

Shillong Lajong Football Club was established an I-League football club in the year 1983. The main objective of the club is to improve the standard of football in the state and to spot, train and nurture local talent of the state of Meghalaya.


I-League 2nd Division: Winners (2011)
Federation Cup: Runners up (2009-10)

Also Read: Shillong Lajong Football Club

Northeast United Football Club

Sports in MeghalayaNortheast United Football Club was founded on 15 August 2014. It is an Indian Super League football franchise in Guwahati, Assam. The club recently played in the inaugural season of the Indian Super League.  The Club is owned by Bollywood actor John Abraham and I-League club, Shillong Lajong.   NorthEast United FC represents the 8 states of India - Meghalaya, Assam, Sikkim,Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram.

Rangdajied United FC

Rangdajied United FC is an Indian football club from Meghalaya. This club was founded in the year 1987. The club was formerly known as Ar-Hima Football Club. Rangdajied United FC have qualified for I-League next season by winning the 2013 I-League 2nd Division Final Round that was held at Bangalore.

Cricket in Meghalaya

Similarly like football people of Meghalaya are also very fond of cricket. Though there aren't too many cricket clubs or coaching centres in Meghalaya, yet the children pick up the game watching on TV.

Sports in Meghalaya

Meghalaya Cricket Association

Meghalaya Cricket Association is affiliated to the Board of Control for Cricket in India as Affiliate Member. The association is the governing body of the Cricket activities in Meghalaya and the Meghalaya cricket team.

Contact details

Joint Secy, Meghalaya Cricket Association
Phone no: 9436103499

Sports Personalities of Meghalaya

Meghalaya also has produced some of the best sportsmen in the country. The names of Aiborlang Khongjee and Redeem Tlang both footballers shine in the sports arena of Meghalaya.

Aiborlang KhongjeeSports persons in Meghalaya

Khongjee was born 1983 in a small town in jaintia hills. He is an Indian football player currently playing for I League club Shillong Lajong as a defender. He also played inaugural edition of the Indian Super League for NorthEast United.

Redeem Tlang

Redeem Tlang was born 22 February 1995. This young IndianSports persons in Meghalaya professional footballer plays as a striker for Shillong Lajong in the I-League. He was also selected For the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League for NorthEast United.

Nehru Stadium in Meghalaya

Nehru Stadium is a football stadium in Shillong. It is used mainly  for football matches and hosts the home matches of Shillong Lajong FC of the I-League. Before professional football was played in Shillong, the stadium was created for football and track and field sports at an amateur level. In 2009, the football club known as Shillong Lajong F.C earned promotion to the top-tier of Indian football I-League and as a result started using the Nehru Stadium as there ground. The team regularly drew thirty thousand fans for the games which was surprising considering that the stadium can only hold twenty thousand seats. After relegation the stadium was again used for Lajong games in the I-League 2nd Division for the 2011 Season Final Round.

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