Dream Sports Foundation (DSF), which is the philanthropic segment of Dream Sports, one of India’s leading sports technology companies, has launched the Dare To Dream initiative in collaboration with Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools (BBFS) Residential Academy to support the development of six talented young footballers.
The young and prodigious prospects in the age groups of 12 to 17 come from challenging backgrounds from Manipur, Meghalaya and Uttarakhand and are scouted by the Indian Football Foundation, a sister initiative of the BBFS to give them a better chance at development and nurturing.
Dream Sports Foundation partners with Baichung Bhutia Football School to provide development of the underprivileged at grassroot level
The Dream Sports Foundation will be facilitating the training of the underprivileged footballing talents and provide them with end-to-end assistance in their education, nourishment and competitive exposure for the next one year as a part of the well taken initiative.
“We’re thrilled to collaborate with DSF. Our mission to provide equal opportunities to every football-playing child in the country gets strengthened with DSF’s support. We’re very confident that structured guidance from experienced coaches and sports professionals can help talented youngsters become future footballers for India,” BBFS founder and Indian football legend Baichung Bhutia said while talking about the partnership his foundation has undertaken.
“We’re proud to be associated with BBFS, who share our passion of empowering India’s young sportspeople. Through this partnership, we’ll recognise and nurture young talented prospects and leave no stone unturned to support them in achieving their full potential.” Dream Sports Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder Bhavit Sheth reflected while speaking about the Dare to Dream initiative.
The BBFS Residential Academy aim to give the underprivileged students a platform to achieve their ambitions of becoming professional football players and fulfill their goals to play for leading clubs within India and abroad.
The BBFS Residential Academy set up by former East Bengal and Mohun Bagan icon and Indian Star Baichung Bhutia currently has four campuses across Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi NCR and Kerala as part of India’s largest football training program.
Recently, the Dream Sports Foundation partnered with Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation (MKRBF) founded by Indian female boxing star and Olympic medallist Mary Kom, to support six talented and budding female boxers from Imphal by providing them with adequate training, educational and financial assistance.
Also during the Covid-19 pandemic, the DSF supported almost 4,500 beneficiaries from the sports field impacted by the global crisis as part of the Back on Track programme.