ITANAGAR, Jul 15: A long-felt dream of building foundation for future footballers of the state took a big leap with the launch of the Arunachal Football Academy at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium on Saturday.
IMC Councilor Kipa Takum, who inaugurated the Academy, said it will give football in Arunachal Pradesh a shot in the arm by providing much-needed training facilities to budding players of ages 12 to 14.
He advised the first batch of the academy to maintain good discipline both on and off the field. While emphasizing on maintaining a balance between study and sports for better future, Kakum also urged the parents to maintain proper diet for their children to help them grow healthy.
The football academy is an initiative of the Arunachal Pradesh Football Association to develop grassroots level football in the state by providing necessary training facilities to the budding players.