– 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 team and clubs
Durbar Sports Academy has 5 Youth Football Teams and currently, the Sports Training and Education is provided FREE to children from marginalized socio-economic communities. Each team contingent has 30 students who are handpicked, basis Merit and Socio-Economic background through a trial under the aegis of the Technical Director and respective age group Coaches.
Along with the sports training, children are educated in a nearby Government School.
The Mission, Vision, and Curriculum of Durbar Sports Academy are elaborated on our website – www.durbarsports.org.
AGE GROUPWISE TEAMS
A. Boy’s Team for – Under-13 / Under-15 / Under-18
B. Girl’s Team for 2 Age Groups – Under-15 / U-18
The requirements for each Age Group team for the entire football calendar in 2021-22 are detailed below:
a) Match Kits – 3 Sets of Jerseys, Shorts, Stockings, Sports Safety Wear and 2 pairs of Football Boots
b) Practice Kits - 3 Set of Jerseys, Shorts, Stockings, Sports Safety Wear and Practice Boots/Training Shoes
c) Travelling Sports Kits – 2 Sets of Track Pants and traveling T-Shirt
d) School Dress – 4 sets for the entire Academic year including Winter Wear
e) Expenses of Coaching Contingent which includes Remunerations and Expenses of
- Technical Director of the Academy
- Age Group-wise Licence Holder Coach and Assistant Coach
- Goal Keeper Coach – Licence Holder
- Physical Trainer and Fitness Coach ( 2 Nos.) - for Boys and Girls
- Video Analyst and Psycho Analyst
- Facility Manager
- Team Doctor
f) Food Expenses for Residential Students
Football Kits include Fees Professional Coach – having requisite Licence
g) Medical Expenses and Insurance
h) Travel Expenses
The estimated cumulative expense is Rs. 50 Lacs for the entire season for Durbar Sports Academy Teams.
A Unique ‘Giving Back to Society’ initiative – OWN YOUR TEAM – has been instituted where Corporate Bodies, through its CSR Initiatives, or Charitable Foundations and Trusts sponsor the entire cost of one or more specific Age Group Team. The Cost of One Age Group Team – Boys or Girls – is Rs. 10 lacs per season
Donations from Individuals are also humbly solicited and heartily welcome.
Ramnagar, Baruipur, West Bengal