Tata Steel continues offer best training facilities to budding talents through its world-class sporting academies that have created champions over the years.
Tata Steel’s sports interventions are aimed at universalising access to sports across all sections of society so that real talents get a second chance to change their lives. The facilities created by Tata Steel have three academies at its apex to help accelerate excellence in sports - Tata Football Academy, Tata Archery Academy and the Tata Athletics Academy.
Established in Jamshedpur in 1987, the objective of Tata Football Academy has always been to nurture and train budding footballers in the most scientific way to improve the standard of Indian Football by producing outstanding players for the Indian National Team. The Academy has excellent placement record for its cadets with the premier football clubs of India. It has seven feeder centers in different locations training more than 200 community children in a year.
The Academy not only provides intensive training but also all-round developmental opportunities with facilities for formal education and vocational training. The fully residential programme includes special features such as boarding and lodging, monthly stipend, playing kits, summer and winter clothing, ceremonial kits, comprehensive medical care, education, a group insurance scheme and other benefits.
Some of the Championships won by TFA in recent years:
- Under -19 I-League Football Tournament in 2013-2014
- Darjeeling Gold Cup in 2011-12
- Nayagarh Football Tournament 2011-12
- 7th All India Biju Pattnaik Football Tournament in 2010-2011
The All India Football Federation has recognised the Academy in February 2014 with a “Certificate of Excellence” for its “Continuous Contribution To Indian Football”.
The Tata Archery Academy, established in Jamshedpur in 1996, has produced some of the most eminent Indian archers who have gone on to win national and international honours.
The Academy offers a Four Year Residential Training Programme that emphasises on technical and tactical training to help learners gain a better understanding of the sport and its success strategies. Practical lessons are supplemented with theory classes, to provide them with knowledge of Physiology and Psychology. Promising cadets are regularly sent overseas for specialised trainings.
Some of the major achievements of Tata Archery Academy:
- In 2013-2014, Ms. Purnima Mahato, Tata Steel Employee and Senior Coach at Tata Archery Academy, was bestowed with the prestigious Dronacharya Award or her excellence in coaching and raising the standards of archery in India.
- In 2012-13, youth trained by Tata Steel’s Sports Department added 17 international and 78 national medals to its existing record tally of medals.
- In 2011-12, Deepika Kumari and Jayanta Talukdar, cadets of the Tata Archery Academy were selected to represent India at the London 2012 Olympics. Academy coach Purnima Mahato was nominated as the coach of the Indian Archery Team.
Housed in the JRD Tata Sport Complex in Jamshedpur, the primary objective of Tata Athletics Academy is to give young athletes the best in terms of training with modern techniques, tactics, psychological as well as physical conditioning and related inputs to make them medal winners in the International arena.
The Academy’s fully residential programme includes free boarding and lodging, a monthly stipend, playing kit, summer and winter clothing, ceremonial kits etc. Free education and medical care makes this academy a completely self-contained facility for students.
Some of the major achievements of Tata Athletics Academy:
- In 2012-2013, Sprinter Dutee Chand won three gold medals in the (Under-19) 58th National School Games Athletics Championship at Etawah in Uttar Pradesh.
- Among some of the recent accolades received by the Tata Athletics Academy is the performance of the cadets in the East Zone Athletics Championship, winning 9 Gold, 5 Silver and 5 Bronze Medals.close this