Real Madrid CF, one of Football’s premier club based in Madrid, Spain, will be launching a football school in the city of Kochi in Kerala. This was revealed after a meeting between, The Director of the Real Madrid Foundation’s youth camps, Kerala Sports Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar, Kerala Sports Council President Padmini Thomas, Kerala Football Association President K.M.I. Mather, MLA Hibi Eden and former Kerala Sports Minister Dominic Presentation.
The Sports Minister confirmed that the Panampilly Nagar Sports Hostel in Kochi will be the desired location for the football academy.
The academy will have a modern look and Real Madrid has plans of starting projects in other parts of Kerela as well.
Coaches from Real Madrid will be visiting regularly and they will also select some of the boys from the academy if they are talented enough.
The Real Madrid Foundtion has founded schools in over 60 countries.
The Real Madrid Foundation’s primary aim is to reach out to the society and develop social and cultural awareness programmes.
Their other objectives include, educating the youth through Sports all over the world and to encourage the values that one attains from participating in sports.
This will not be Real Madrid’s first involvement with India,as they already have an institution which is located at Kheadah in the state of West Bengal. This project was Real Madrid’s first in Asia and has been giving education to 150 students aged between 7 and 15 years, since its inception.