– Magic Johnson
Durbar Sports Academy (DSA), a Not for Profit Society, runs one of the first of its kind Integrated Residential Sports Academy in India for boys and girls facilitating sports training for children – boys and girls – from marginalized socio-economic communities of the society. Set up in the year 2011, DSA provides an opportunity to children of - sex-workers, domestic help, tribals, and Adivasis – to train and showcase their talent for sports, primarily football. The academy is located in Ramnagar, near Baruipur, 30 km south of Kolkata. The continued success of the Academy Training Program has resulted in Durbar Sports Academy Youth teams excelling not only in domestic AIFF Youth Leagues and IFA nursery leagues but also in international and global tournaments such as Dana Cup and World Slum Soccer.
The resounding success of the Durbar Sports Academy program has bridged the gap between mainstream and marginalized children using Sports, primarily Football, as an equalization platform. Several children from mainstream society have now come forward to join our sports training program and indeed we are proud of breaking the socio-economic barriers in our playgrounds.
Durbar Sports Academy has now embarked on an ambitious journey ahead and is seeking the financial support of well-wishers and donors
• Strive to attain ELITE ACADEMY status
• Integrate on-field training with classroom tactical sessions, physical training, and psychological conditioning
• Schedule competitive matches and tournament participation
• Ensure holistic growth and development of youth sports talent alongside pursuing academic curriculum
• Fulfil professional aspirations
• Impart strong moral and social values
• Be the preferred supply chain for professional footballers for Indian national teams and clubs.
Durbar Sports Academy has put in place the basic infrastructure of a Residential Sports Academy at Baruipur with the financial support of parent NGO, Durbar Mahila Samanwyay Committee and contributions received from Usha Cooperative Society, Samata Cooperative Bank, and voluntary donations from Individuals.
To complete the final phase of Infrastructure Work to attain Elite Academy Status, it is necessary for Durbar Sports Academy to complete the following Sports Infrastructure Projects before the beginning of the next football session.
We humbly and earnestly seek a donation from Charitable Foundations and Trusts, Corporate Bodies, and Individuals for the below-mentioned projects and help the journey of Durbar Sports Academy to be Elite Youth Development Academy.
Durbar Sports Academy
Ramnagar, Baruipur, West Bengal