Vedanta’s Sesa Football Academy earns Accreditation under Khelo India scheme

New Delhi: Vedanta’s Sesa Football Academy has earned accreditation under Khelo India Talent Development programme which will help to further strengthen the grassroot football training program of the academy. SFA has a rich legacy of over 2 decades in shaping the footballing talents to groom them as professional footballers and this association with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) through Khelo India scheme will help to further improvise training , infrastructure & expand the reach of the project.

Khelo India Scheme of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYAS), Government of India aims to encourage sports all over the country and SAI has been entrusted with the implementation of the Khelo India Talent Identification & Development in order to Support National& Regional State Sports Academies. Sesa Football Academy has been accredited for this scheme for a period of 4 years. The Sesa Football Academy has a track record of robust grassroots training programs with over 200+ alumni who are shining at various prestigious footballing platforms across the country.

Speaking about the Academy’s accreditation under Khelo India Scheme Mr. Annanya Agarwal, President- Vedanta Sports said “We are thankful to Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) for acknowledging our efforts towards development of sports in the country. This association will help us in long run to further drive our journey towards transformation of football in the country and contribute towards the holistic development of sports by expanding reach of our initiatives.”

Mr. Brahmanand Sankhwalkar, GFDC Chairman Congratulated SFA and Said “Sesa Football Academy is one among the grassroot football training platforms which helps in identification and grooming of the footballing talents to help them pursue professional career in the sports. I congratulate the SFA for this accreditation under Khelo India Scheme which will help to further enhance the contribution towards sports development.”

Based on the expression of interest for accreditation of Academies issued by SAI inviting applications from interested sports academies for the purpose of selection, accreditation and empanelment with Khelo India in order to provide the training, equipment and sports science support to Khelo India and the KITD, SFA has successfully completed the assessment process including document verification & physical verification at the academy.