MUMBAI: Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Monday introduced its partnership with HSBC India to assist ladies athletes of the nation, particularly the kids.
Underneath the partnership, promising women will likely be picked from the Nationwide Inter District Championships for Underneath-14 and Underneath-16 classes and could be nurtured to carry out on the worldwide stage.
“Particular teaching camps could be arrange for the chosen athletes and all their wants could be taken care of,” AFI President Adille Sumariwalla mentioned on the launch of the partnership.
“The partnership with HSBC won’t solely assist develop, develop and assist ladies’s participation in varied observe and subject disciplines but in addition increase their efficiency ranges in worldwide occasions,” he added.
HSBC India Normal Supervisor and CEO Hitendra Dave mentioned, “We look ahead to supporting our ladies athletes. We wish to bolster their efforts by enabling entry to coaching and gear of worldwide normal.”
India’s first medallist in World Athletics Championships Anju Bobby George, Birmingham Commonwealth Video games medallists Priyanka Goswami (10,000m race stroll) and Annu Rani (javelin throw) and Asian Video games silver winner (400m) Hima Das have been additionally current on the event.
Rani mentioned it was tough for athletes from villages to make a profession in sports activities due to lack of cash.
“With corporates like HSBC stepping as much as companion with AFI, athletes will get more cash and services and it is going to be simpler for them to persuade their mother and father and elders to permit them to play sport.”