The Academy announced a three day free coaching workshop at Merlin Rise in Kolkata - Songoti

The Academy announced a three day free coaching workshop at Merlin Rise in Kolkata

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Kolkata :  Ronalidinho Football Academy is finally  here in Kolkata at Merlin Rise , the sports city in Raharthat . So the eager wait of parents is over. R10 Academy under the guidance and mentorship of soccer  icon Ronalidinho has  announced its  inauguration and  admission procedure for its first centre  in Kolkata, the City of Joy. The centre is set up at the sport-themed Greenfield township of Merlin Rise- the Sports Township at 6 Lane, Bishnupur, P.O & P.S: Rajarhat, Kolkata - 700135 Near Rajarhat Chowmatha Rajarhat.

On a formal occasion, famous footballer Mehtab Hossain has presented football kits to the children of Mukti Rehabilitation Centre , an NGO based in Rajarhat and working for the rehabilitation of substance abused children. Mr. Satyen Sanghvi , Director, Merlin Group was also  present on the  occasion. 

“ Football is a popular game played  by  over 200 nations.  There are many football academies in Europe and we need good football academies here. I thank Merlin for bringing Ronaldinho Football Academy to Kolkata. We hope kids to get trained here  and talented players from  Bengal will get chance to play in different tournaments”, said Mehtab Hossain, noted footballer.

The academy will conduct a  three day free coaching workshop for children between 4 and 17 years of age under the guidance  of noted footballer Krishnendu Roy.  Over 200 children have registered for the free workshop.  R10 Academy will provide scholarship for one year to seven children under different age groups. Aspiring parents can  contact at 03368090911 and their dream of getting their children admitted to The R10 Academy ,  can come  into fruition.

Spread over a sprawling area in Rajarhat, “Merlin RISE - Sports Republic” is a self-sufficient township with all amenities required for today’s modern  living. Besides associating with “.RONALDINHO - R10 FOOTBALL ACADEMY ,  Merlin Rise  will  also house the state of the art cricket academy by Yuvraj Singh- YSCE ; The swimming academy of MICHAEL PHELPS ---- - “MICHAEL PHELPS SWIMMING” and India's state of the art “MMA MATRIX TRAINING CENTRE”  BY TIGER SHROFF .

R10 Academy is founded under the guidance of soccer icon Ronaldinho. This is  the first academy in Eastern India and the second after Bangalore. R10 academy is a purpose-driven soccer academy that enables passionate and talented kids and youth to pursue football in equal measure with academics. The academy  will provide techniques and skill based training designed by the football star Ronaldinho.  It goes far beyond teaching how to obtain high performances in a sport. R10 Academy is a training center that develops more capable, resilient and winning children and adolescents in any area. A method with the trademark of excellence to be the best in the world. R10 Academy has an exclusive training system and a Virtues Program for girls and boys between the ages of 4 and 17.

The R10 football academy training ecosystem is designed to  nurture footballers. The R10 football training ecosystem is designed to nurture footballers from initiation to realizing complete player potential. It  brings best-in-class facilities, services, coaches and opportunities to the  students . The training programme exclusively designed by R10 academy under the guidance of visionary footballer Ronaldinho.

The centre in Merlin Rise, Kolkata will  provide both outdoor and indoor training facilities to aspirants and will also appoint highly skilled coaches to train the players.  The selection of the best fleet of coaches have been monitored by  the team  of R10 Fooball academy  under the guidance  of Ronalidinho. The centre  will be open to the students .

"We at Merlin are  excited to get R10 Academy  by  the soccer icon Ronalidinho .  Parents in our state have  been waiting eagerly to bring  back  their children to the field specially after a hiatus of 2 years due  to the  pandemic.  I am sure they will make a beeline at Merlin Rise to secure their kid’s berth at “The R10 Academy . I wholehearthedly  thank  Mehtab Hossain for gracing the formal inauguration  of R10 academy ", said Saket Mohta, Managing Director, Merlin Group.

"Today a  formal inauguration of R10 academy has  been  done . R10 academy is  holding a three day  long free  workshop  for interested kids . They  will explain the modules and method of training to  the children and then they may  take admission here ",said Satyen Sanghvi, Director, Merlin Group. 

“Football is the most popular sport in Bengal and parents in Bengal nurture their dream of getting their wards to play for Indian team.  There is no dearth of talent but I sensed a sports infrastructure gap in Bengal.  There has been a dire need for identifying and grooming the talents from the grass root level. This motivated me to set up a world class sports infrastructure and sports academies of internationally acclaimed brands to nurture the talents. I strongly believe that The R10 Academy  will  nurture the talent pool of our state and take  them to  the next level to possibly to represent  the state or district or nation. We will try our best to provide assistance to The R10 Academy .  As a responsible corporate , we had  a vision  of setting up a project that  will serve our society. Our dream is to create world class footblllers who can represent nation , play in league matches , ISL and even win more accolades in international tournament.  ," added Saket Mohta, Managing Director, Merlin Group

Merlin Group  and R10 Academy together shall leave no stone unturned in preparing a potential footballer”,added  Saket Mohta,Managing Director, Merlin Group.

The centre will strive to cover every dribbling skill as well as physical and mental development which will help the children to conquer any challenge in life. R10 Academy also will also provide a robust assessment system .


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