Wednesday, September 20, 2023

The First Edition Of SFA Championships in Bengaluru Aims To Bring 20000 School Athletes On Field

·         Bengaluru is all set to debut its flagship SFA Championships

·         Athletes will get to play and compete at the Kanteerava Stadium and Koramangala Indoor stadium

The Kanteerava stadium and Koramangala Indoor stadium will now have school athletes compete across 30 sports, a first for the silicon valley of India! Putting school sports on centre-stage, SFA Championships will enable the first exposure to multi-sports, for every school athlete. The very first edition of SFA championships in Bengaluru, beginning in January 2024, will discover the sporting potential of the city to identify the number one school in sports. SFA Championships is an endeavour by Sports For All (SFA), India's leading tech-enabled multi-sports school competition platform.

Extending the vision to transform the grassroots sporting culture in India, schools in Bengaluru can now register on and motivate school athletes to pick a sport to compete. Visualize this multi-sport platform similar to an Olympics platform, where every school can send their contingent of athletes to compete in over 30 sports. The SFA Championships is enabling a platform to identify the best sporting talent and ensure young athletes experience the joy of playing multiple sports. And eventually discover the best school in sports in Bengaluru!

The Championships will equip young athletes with professional infrastructure and equipment, certified match officials and referees through Sports Associations, fully equipped medical stations, physiotherapists, clinics and workshops along with a digitally integrated system for detailed statistics, performance analysis and match videography.

Rajas Joshi, Chief Operating Officer, Sports For All (SFA), expressed, “Introducing kids to multi-sports at an early-age has often been attributed as the key factor for their overall development. A city that has the tech world, food enthusiasts and education masters captivated – Bengaluru – has very quickly emerged as an essential ground for discovering future sporting Champions. With an infrastructure of stadiums for every sport to enriching academy and training centres, the city is a testimony to the immense passion for sports. This is what motivated us to bring the first-ever edition of SFA Championships in Bangalore, with an attempt to enthuse every school athlete to play and compete across 30 sports. Now is the time for every parent, coach and school to nudge their kids towards that Olympian dream!”

Athletes in the age group of 3-18 years can secure their participation, for the sport of their preference, as schools register for this city-based Championships. In 2023, SFA has pledged to encourage 2 lakh athletes to play through 10 SFA Championships in a span of 4 months!

About Sports For All (SFA)

Sports For All (SFA) is India's leading tech-enabled multi-sport grassroots competition platform.

The vision of the organization is to make youth fall in love with sports through inspiring and joyful sporting experiences. Founders Rishikesh Joshi and Vishwas Choksi, since the inception of SFA in 2015, have determinedly focused on transforming sporting championships at the grassroots level, by providing an inclusive, diverse, safe, and best in class platform for the youth to realize their fullest potential though sports.

SFA Championships showcase the potential of large-scale multi-sporting competitions propelled with tech and data analytics. Since 2015, SFA has enabled 12 Championships in Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, and Uttarakhand, across 28 sporting disciplines, with participation of 200,000 athletes and more than 4000 schools. Being phygital in nature, the SFA Championships have today become the backbone of identifying sporting potential at the grassroots level.

In 2023, SFA has pledged to encourage 2 lakh athletes to participate at 10 SFA Championships in the cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Indore, Jaipur, Dehradun, Pune and Nagpur. SFA is the ‘official sponsor’ for the Indian Olympic Association and Khelo India Youth Games (for the next five years).

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