Tata Trusts announced Centre of Excellence for Football in Aizawl

Vastavam web: Tata Trusts today announced the setting up of a state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Football here to provide world class training and development opportunities to young footballers from North East India.Tata Trusts has handpicked the first batch of 25 student athletes, aged 12-14 years through a meticulous scouting process across Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Assam.In addition, the Centre will give equal importance to personality development, communication and IT skills, a release said.

The CoE is equipped with a modern training pitch for on-ground practice, and also houses top notch recovery equipment and a fully equipped physiotherapy room for the student athletes.Tata Trusts has collaborated with the Government of Mizoram, the Mizoram Football Association, the Aizawl Diocesan Education Society, the Northeast Initiative Development Agency, and Mizoram Police for the on-ground implementation of the CoE.Biswanath Sinha, Zonal Head East & North East, Tata Trusts said, “The mission is to create not just international quality players but responsible citizens who are connected to the community and who will engender change both on the pitch and off it. The CoE will prove to be a game changer for young talent in the Northeastern region of India.”