The football crazy populace of Kerala could not have asked for anything better. Real Madrid CF, one of the most prestigious football clubs in the world will be setting up a football school in the city of Kochi as part of their ’social-sports academies’ initiated by the Real Madrid Foundation all around the world. Real Madrid has a substantial fan following in this tiny state of Kerala, which makes this venture all the more special.
The KFA Secretary confirmed that the Panampilly Nagar Sports Hostel will be the venue of this sports academy. All the latest amenities like artificial football turf, swimming pool and a multi-purpose gym will be added on to ensure the best facilities for the aspiring sports persons. This institute will offer the best training facilities to the talented youngsters under the watchful eyes of professional coaches and experts.
Real Madrid is planning to take up similar projects in other parts of Kerala too, as part of their socio cultural awareness programmes. Apart from sports activities, Real Madrid also takes up various social welfare and cultural activities through which they reach out to the society. Their first project in Asia was in Kheadah, West Bengal, which offers education to over 150 students in various age groups between 7 and 15 years.
This state of the art football academy will indeed be a fitting tribute to Keralites love for football that has stood the test of time and the cricket fever gripping the country.