Bhatkal Sports Academy to get unveiled on 15th April

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 3rd April 2019, 11:11 AM | Coastal News | Sports News |

Bhatkal: Every year, Bhatkal witnesses couple of cricket tournaments organized at a highly standardized level with IPL like pattern which is organized by different sports centres, and many teams from Bhatkal and neighbouring regions take part in it. Moreover, the players in these tournaments showcase their excellent performances and the crowd take advantage of cheering their favorite teams in the ground just like as we watch in international games in television. The guests who arrive in the valedictory events, keep expressing their views about why won't Bhatkal players with such an excellent performance, go beyond the taluka levels. The guests stress the organizers to start a Sports Academy in Bhatkal which would help the players to obtain quality coaching and make them move on to next levels.

It looks like the dreams of the players are coming true as the Bhatkal is all set to host its own 'Bhatkal Sports Academy', which is waiting for its grand inaugural ceremony scheduled on 15th April. A Saudi Arabia based Bhatkali business tycoon Irshad Siddiqua will be inaugurating the academy, while M B Bhausad and Manohar Amin, convenors of Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) Dharwad and Mangaluru zones respectively, will be the chief guests in the ceremony.

Waseem KM, Managing Director of Bhatkal Sports Academy, speaking to SahilOnline, informed that the academy will facilitate coaching for players loving Cricket as well as for Kabaddi, and the efforts will be made to make them qualify for state, national and at international levels. "Coaching experts from Hubballi and other cities will be arranged at the players' service in the academy", he added.

He further said that Bhatkal Sports Academy would provide training for players from 8 years old to elder citizens. As the summer vacations are ahead, the academy will be launching summer classes soon. The admissions will begin from 3rd April, for which, the individuals need to fill the form that is available at the academy's office.

According to Waseem, the first 50 players who take admissions will be granted a 20% discount. He appealed the players to make the most of this opportunity. A special package will also be provided for the children in the Gulf, following their summer vacations in the respective duration.

Mr Waseem says that Bhatkal players are bound with best sports talent, but they are seen limiting their talents only till local level games. If we work hard on our players, they can go beyond the local events and step into national and international games. It is essential that our players need to be provided with training from specialized coaches.

It is to be noted that a team under the guidance of Bhatkal Sports Academy having players from Bhatkal and surrounding regions managed to win finals in the fourth division at Karnataka Sports Association (KSA) for Youth, recently in Hubballi. The same team, after their qualification for the third division, with a name 'KSA' will be playing at a tournament that is expected on October in Hubballi.

Mr Waseem has appealed the players of Bhatkal and surrounding regions to make the most of the opportunity from the academy to showcase their sports talents. Saudi Arabia based business tycoon Mr Irshad Siddiqua has extended his full support in establishing this sports academy, for which he said he is very much thankful of him.

For more details, interested persons can contact Waseem KM on mobile number 8904600600 or can visit Bhatkal Sports Academy office located opposite to TFC hotel on NH-66, Bhatkal.

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