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Football academy to groom talent

The Haryana Football Association (HFA) along with a private company and the district sports department will set up a football academy on a public-private partnership (PPP) model. It will come up at Tau Devi Lal stadium and will cost Rs 40 lakh.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2011 01:04 IST
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The Haryana Football Association (HFA) along with a private company and the district sports department will set up a football academy on a public-private partnership (PPP) model. It will come up at Tau Devi Lal stadium and will cost Rs 40 lakh.

Thirty players selected for the academy will get a stipend of Rs 1,500 per month, lodging facilities, food, medicines, life insurance and other facilities. The test to select the players will be held at the stadium on June 11 and 12.

“This is the first of its kind academy to be set up on a PPP model,” said HFA general secretary Subhash Bharadwaj.

“A private company will sponsor the academy, and a MoU will be signed with the firm soon. We will announce its name after the MoU is signed,” said MLA Deepender Hooda.

Bharadwaj said the sports department will provide sports kits, two coaches and a helper as well. “Applicants born between January 1, 1990 and December 31, 1995 can give the test,” said Bharadwaj.

According to HFA, the academy will nurture Gurgaon’s football talent. Gurgaon was recently assigned as the home ground for the AIFFteam.