With a memorable 2016 behind us, it is great to see movement in the right direction across the Indian sporting ecosystem. Here are some of the updates on what has been happening, and we at GoSports Foundation are privileged to be involved and on ground in our endeavour to professionalise Indian Sport.
Updates in the Sporting Ecosystem
Aditya Birla Health, one of the group companies under our Principal Partners Aditya Birla Financial Services Group created a powerful video on Women’s Day highlighting the journeys and challenges faced by four emerging and elite women athletes. The video included Shuttler Ruthvika Shivani, 4x400m Relay athlete M.R. Poovamma, Heptathlete Swapna Barman and Shooter Anjum Moudgil, all of whom are supported under the Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme.We are proud to support all our women athletes, who with their inspiring stories, are setting the bar incredibly high for women all across the country in their respective fields!
While the ecosystem has slowly but surely been growing, our athletes have gotten back to business, doing what they do best. They are focused on the future, with the Commonwealth and Asian Games a little more than a year away. Here’s a brief recap of what GoSports athletes have been up to…
With the immediate Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and Olympics in mind, as well as the subsequent editions in the longer term, the GoSports Foundation invited applications from talented elite and emerging athletes from Olympic and Paralympic disciplines. The Foundation received an overwhelming response and applications are currently being reviewed and analysed. While the final list of athletes will be announced in April, we would like to thank academies, associations and federations who have encouraged athletes to apply to the Foundation for support and we would also like to thank coaches and experts for their inputs during the selection process.