Top six football academies of Kolkata

In the present era of cricket, many Bengalis are very much interested to become footballers. For the promising footballers, there are many good training academies in Kolkata with excellent training facilities. The author mentions six of them in this article.

Even in this era of cricket, many Bengalis love football from the core of their heart. Even today, many Bengalis send the children to learn football. Many young men want to become great footballers. So, it is no wonder that many football academies have come up and are still coming up not only in Kolkata but also in other parts of West Bengal. Some of these football academies provide very modern facilities to the trainees. Proper coaching for every position, gym, proper food, physical conditioning, matches in foreign countries are the key aspects of these football academies. Most of the founding fathers of these football academies dream of seeing India participate in the World Cup in another 20 years. These football academies work in that direction. In this article, I am going to mention six football academies which are seriously pursuing excellence in this sport. These academies are preparing promising young footballers in and around the city of Kolkata.

#1: Mohan Bagan Athletics Club Academy

Indian football and Mohan Bagan are inseparably intertwined. It is one of the oldest football clubs in India and the first Indian club to win the IFA Shield since 1911. The club runs a very modern football academy for young boys below 14 years of age. Good Coaching, proper ground, gymnasium, visit to other countries to play matches, training match with senior players are some of the methods which are highlights of this football academy.
Address: Mohan Bagan Ground, Opposite Eden Gardens, Maidan, Kolkata.
Telephone Numbers: 033-22484642/22100060

#2: Milan Sangha Football Academy

This academy provides theoretical coaching and practical skill demonstration for the trainees. Efficient and experienced coaches for all positions, proper ground and physical trainers are available in this academy. The trainees also get regular opportunity to play matches against strong opponents and senior players.
Address: Tank No. 2, VIP Road, Near Jaya Cinema, Kolkata.
Telephone Number: 09051239698

#3: Sports Authority of India Eastern Centre Football Academy

This is one of the best football academies in the entire eastern region of India. Best and qualified coaches, good ground, gymnasiums, physical training, match-playing opportunities with senior or stronger teams and Government scholarships for the deserving students make the academy a very attractive place for the promising footballers above 8 years of age.
Address: Netaji Subhas Eastern Centre, Salt Lake City, Sector 3, Kolkata - 700106
Telephone Number: 011-24369781
Website: (note: at the time of writing this article, the website was not functioning).

#4: Kolkata Football Academy

This is one of the best football academies for young learners of Kolkata and its northern outskirts. It is a residential academy with air-conditioned facilities for students. The academy provides top-level modern coaching for all positions, physical training, medical facilities, services of in-house physiotherapists and dieticians, canteen facility, theory classes and match-playing facility with stronger opponents. The facility provided by this private football academy even surpass some of the excellent Government academies also. Selection is on the basis of an annual trial.
Address: Kolkata Football Academy
314, Diamond Arcade, Jessore Road, Kolkata-700055
Telephone Number: 09123007079

#5: North Calcutta Football Academy

In Deshbandhu Park, many former international footballers used to assemble. Once they decided to form a football academy to nurture footballers for taking India to World Cup. In this way, the academy started in 1980, Qualified coaches, former footballers and physiotherapists and physical trainers train the trainees off this academy. Many of the trainees of this academy has donned India colour.
Address:KMC Building, Deshbandhu Park, Raja Dinendra Street, Kolkata-700014
Telephone Numbers: 09433323014/9051363803

#6: East Bengal Football School of Excellence

East Bengal Club is another very famous club of not only Kolkata but also of India. This prestigious club also runs a very modern football academy with excellent infrastructure. Many young footballers have come to the limelight and promising ones are also being trained in this academy by qualified and experienced coach and ex-footballers. Young children of three age groups are being trained here. Selection is on the basis of a trial.
Address: East Bengal Club Tent, Maidan Kolkata.
Telephone Numbers: 033-22484642/09007694244/ 09748855001

Final few words

Kolkata football is being nourished by these six and some other football academies. Those who want to receive scientific all-around training and skill development to become footballers can join these academies after qualifying the selection trials.

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