The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on 24 August 2015 launched the School Sports Promotion Foundation with an aim to tap the sporting talent at the school level.
The Sports Promotion Foundation aims to reach out to around 100000 secondary and senior secondary schools irrespective of their ownership, economic or social strata they operate in or the board they are affiliated to.
Functions of School Sports Promotion Foundation
• The foundation will organise sports tournaments across the country to identify talent and nurture it and take them through the city, district, state, zonal and national level of competitive sport.
•At the next level, it will arrange to provide sports coaching to those talented youth who are identified through these tournaments at all levels.
• School Sports Promotion Foundation will roll out Football and Cricket in the first year of its operations.
• In the second year, other sports like Tennis, Basketball and Athletics will be introduced and rural, sub-urban elementary schools with a strong focus on rural sports would be included in the programme.
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