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Hindustan Zinc Football Academy Sets-up infra for future football players in India

Metal News - Published on Wed, 27 Dec 2017

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THE ASIAN AGE reported that Perhaps India’s first junior football academy that will go at the grass-root level and select 40 talented and aspiring footballers, below the age of 12 years, to nurture and train them as professional football players. It will also organise 64 Community Football Clusters that will nurture 2,500 football enthusiasts through camps to form a 20 players team each of girls and boys at each Cluster.

Hindustan Zinc Football Academy will be fully residential, with international standard training facilities and induction of ‘F-Cube Technology’ for training. The Academy will also introduce for the first time in India ‘Junior Zinc Premier League Football Tournament’.

Mr Sunil Duggal CEO of Hindustan Zinc said that “I have always believed that every person should pursue one sport throughout his life with the intention to keep the body fit and healthy.

Hindustan Zinc believes that India has a huge talent that is hidden in rural and tribal areas, unexplored, and they just need guidance, support and opportunities. Hindustan Zinc has supported many sportsmen that have brought laurels to India. We decided to build an international level football academy and have identified Zawar in Rajasthan, which is a tribal area, to bring forward hidden talent and give them proper infrastructure, training and all other facilities, so that one day they are able to play not just for Rajasthan but for India. All this support is part of our CSR and budget will never be a constraint" says Sunil Duggal, Chief Executive Officer of Hindustan Zinc, India’s only Zinc-Lead-Silver producer.

Football is the most popular sport and enjoys maximum participation and fan following on a global scale with over 200 countries and affiliates playing the football as official members of FIFA.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 27 Dec 2017
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