Zinc Football

ZINC FOOTBALL

Overview

Zinc Football has a massive outreach programme to impart Football coaching to over 2500 passionate boys and girls by licensed Football Coaches through 64 Community Football centres – Zinc Football Schools, across Rajasthan. The initiative aims to contribute to the development of Indian football while leveraging on the power of worldʼs most loved sport to impact lives and ensure social upliftment of rural/semi-urban underpriviledged children.

64
Community Centers
46
Community Coaches
2500+
Community Kids

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

IDENTIFYING FOOTBALL TALENT

Scouting Initiatives across 33 districts of Rajasthan, Zinc Football Scouts have been organizing numerous Scouting Camps both in Rajasthan and across India attending major Regional, State and National Tournaments to shortlist and select talented Footballers for the flagship Zinc Football Residential Academy, at Zawar, Distt. Udaipur, Rajasthan. Over 5000 children have been scouted so far through these initiatives out of which the top 40 have been selected for the Academy.

Residential Academy

Student-Athlete Football Scholarships to 40 children, In Year 1, over 5000 children were scouted across 33 districts in Rajasthan (to be repeated each year) to identify top 40 talented players who have been recepient of the Student-Athlete Scholarship and  enrolled in the Residential Academy. At the Zinc Football Residential Academy, the players receive Education, Football Training, Fitness and Nutrition with regular monitoring of their physical, mental and psycho-social characteristics all free of cost to the students.

Technology centre

World Class Technology for Monitoring, Analysis and Development, Conceptualized by the Founder, Chetan Misra, The F-Cube is a Patented Technology Training & Assessment System which continuously monitors, quantifies and evaluates key physical and mental developmental parameters of boys and girls to build a Digital Database and track the talent to improve the oucome of the Zinc Football program, thus building an objective and sustainable development roadmap.

ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY

64 Community Football Schools (6-15 year olds) in 5 districts of South Rajasthan, Zinc Football has set up and is operating 64 Community Football Academies at Government Schools in villages and tribal areas across 5 districts. Over 2,000 boys and girls are receiving Football training 3 times a week from All India Football Federation certified Football Coaches.

FOOTBALL TRAINING & INFRASTRUCTURE

Experiential Football Facility at Zawar, Udaipur, Zinc Football has setup the F-Cube Performance Analysis Centre spread across 80,000 sq. ft. which has a 4 faced F-Cube Machine, 3 Artificial Turf 6v6 Grounds, 1 Natural Grass 7v7 Ground, a Data Analysis Centre, Practice Field, 360° Scouting Zone, Conference Room and an Outdoor Gym making it Rajasthan’s first high performance Grassroots Football Training & Analysis centre.

SKILL DEVELOPMENT OF COACHES

Training Local Youth to Develop Licensed Football Coaches, As an ongoing endeavour, Zinc Football organises various Coaches Development initiatives and Certification courses in association with the District/State/National Football Federations to develop a talent pool of skilled Football educators who can deploy their skills towards the betterment of the community.

Success Stories

Champions U-14 Pre-Subroto Cup 2019

Zinc Football Academy again created history as their young team convincingly won the Under-14 Subroto Cup Qualifiers held at Zawar Stadium, Udaipur. With the U-17 Team already winning the Qualifiers in May, this win has come as the accolade for the hardwork and determination the Academy has put in to bring about a revolution in Rajasthan as well as Indian Football.

Champions U-17 Pre-Subroto Cup 2019

Representing DAV HZL School, Zinc Football Academy created history with their first major trophy of the year as the team claimed the Under-17 Subroto Cup Qualifiers held at DPS Jhunjhunu. Courtesy of their invincible record in the tournament which was played among 13 best schools in the state, the team will now represent Rajasthan in the 2019-20 Subroto Cup Nationals.

Suman, Women’s National Championship, Jan ‘18

14 year old Suman from Zawar was selected as a striker to represent Rajasthan at the National Women’s Championship in Cuttack in January 2018. Suman from the Newatalai centre was part of the team that finished as runners-up the Udaipur Girls DistrictChampionship in January 2018.

Monika Daroga, Women’s National Championship, Goa – Aug ‘18

14 year old Monika Daroga from Agucha was selected for the Rajasthan State at the National Women’s Championship in Goa in August 2018. Monika from the Arniya Chouhan centre was part of the team that won the Bhilwara District Championship in July 2018.

Academy Boys at the School State Championship – Sep-Nov ‘18

Winners at in Under-14 and Quarter Finalists in Under-17 at the District Championship 5 boys selected for Under-14 and 4 boys selected for the Under-17 Udaipur team DAV team reached the Pre-Quarters in Under-14 at the SGFI National Tournament at Kokrajhar, Assam

U-14 Boys State Championships, Kota – Jul ‘18

Udaipur, Rajsamand, Chittorgarh & Bhilwara districts were represented by Zinc Football players. Rajsamand and Chittorgarh crashed out early. Udaipur defeated Bhilwara in the quarter-finals but lost to Kota in the finals

TheFootballLink is one of India's premier football strategy and implementation organizations with deep expertise in organizing large scale football initiatives through strategic consulting, turnkey project execution, sustainable sports Infrastructure & our proprietary Football Technology, F-Cube. We have organized more than 150 initiatives directly worked with more than 90,000 children & youth.

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