Mohun Bagan SAIL Football Academy
Football is a craze for thousands of Indians. Despite the fact that India is placed lower down in the FIFA rankings, Indian soccer is trying to regroup. With the advent of the National Football League in 1996-97, the quality of soccer in the country has shown marked improvement. Clubs across the country are vying with each other to make it to the elite League. Hence, the atmosphere is really upbeat with a definite mood of improving the game permeating the air. And in this effort Mohun Bagan Club and Steel Authority of India have come forward to do the needful.
Aimed at producing future stars for soccer excellence who will carry the baton of promoting the attitude and uplifting Indian Soccer in front of the world. Targeted at producing football talents who will make the country proud in international tournaments, a part of our aim is to build an Indian Dream with a vision to qualify for the main round of the 2026 World Cup and thereafter. The Vision 2026, is a small step to achieve the goal of witnessing the birth of a new soccer nation that can hold its head with pride and dignity in front of International audience. This academy, however, based on an official understanding on 20th July 2002, with Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) for their providing the would be functioning in the name of Mohun Bagan SAIL Football Academy.
Mohun Bagan SAIL Football Academy is situated in North East India at the industrial town Durgapur, on the banks of river Damodar. Known as the steel hub of West Bengal, Durgapur is fast growing as a major industrial centre in Eastern India. Starting from modernization and developing infrastructural facilities of the Durgapur Steel Plant, the state government is trying to project Durgapur as a progressive city in all respect. Durgapur national express highway NH2 makes journey to Kolkata comfortable. Durgapur can be reached by railways as well as by Flights (as nearby Airport is 5 K.M away from the academy). Necessary navigation arrangements using SAIL’s personal airstrip in Durgapur can be negotiated in case of emergency. Well furnished Guest House , Hotel and Resorts also available nearby Academy. Thus the Academy is ideally suited to be based in Durgapur which provides the best possible amenities.