Announcing a monumental step forward in the grassroot development of the sport of Kabaddi – Today, Tamil Thalaivas announced trials for the country’s first ever private residential academy, dedicated to the sport of Kabaddi. The academy, a partnership between Tamil Thalaivas and Jeppiaar Educational Trust, will commence its first batch starting July 2018.
The academy, to be located in Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai, will be home to 80 of the most promising Kabaddi talent from across the region. The athletes will be provided with free training by the Tamil Thalaivas coaching staff. Indian Kabaddi Coaching Legend, Kasinatha Baskaran is the Technical Director of the program and will oversee the training along with his team in Year 1.
Talking about the vision behind the first ever Kabaddi Residential Academy, Viren D’Silva, CEO, Tamil Thalaivas shared, “The biggest motivation for us to start a residential academy is the enormous untapped Kabaddi talent in the country which is seeking guidance and know-how to pursue the sport as a career. At Tamil Thalaivas, we are committed to the development of the sport at all levels and will be providing every talented child the opportunity to learn and eventually become a professional Kabaddi player through this academy. The students at the academy will form part of our youth teams with the prospect of being a part of the Pro Kabaddi League and hopefully, in the future, the Indian Kabaddi Team. We thank the Jeppiar Educational Trust for partnering with us on this unique initiative.”
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