SHAMAYITA SPORTS ACADEMY
Shamayita Sports Academy was started in 2010 with boys from underprivileged sector of the society most of whom belong to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe families.
The objective is to bring out the potential of sports which lies hidden among the rural underserved youths, belonging to the backward and to transform them into professional players. Most of the trainees of SSA are from families who are daily wage earners. Hence motivating the boys from such marginalized families to play football and help them to dream to be professional football players is a challenge before the society.
TARGET COMMUNITY / OUTREACH:
SSA have created a good impact on the minds of the rural boys and youths. Extreme poverty, lack of nutrition, medium health and livelihood as a daily labour stand out as a stumble block in the lives of the trainees who are the future players. But their interest and dream of playing football at district/ state /national level is the driving force which provides them the energy to travel 5 km to 20 km. for regular practice. The trainees coming from about 40 Villages cover 5 blocks of Bankura district namely- Gangajalghati, Chhatna, Barjora, Mejia, Bankura-II.
Shamayita Sports Academy is affiliated to Bankura District Football Association.
Trainees are grouped into two:
- Grass Root (6 years to 12 years) having 50 trainees
- Senior Group (13 years to 19 years) having 40 trainees
Women football team is being developed where there are 20 girls from the locality.
The grass root level football coaching programme is affiliated to All India Football Federation (IFA, West Bengal) and currently SSA has the credential for playing in Premier division in District League.
The senior team of Shamayita Sports Academy participates in All India Football Tournament in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and other states. The junior team participates in Bankura District Football League (under 15 years).
- A football ground – Shamayita Krirangan on 2 acre of land (approx) having an office, a rest room for boys and rest room for girls
- Football Coaching classes are held for four days in a week under the guidance senior licensed football coaches.
- The students coming for regular practice and representing SSA in tournaments from marginalized families are provided boots, jersey, track-suit.