A football complex with artificial football ground with floodlighting as per FIFA standards will be inaugurated at HAL Sports Club in Bengaluru tomorrow (Wednesday) by HAL Director (HR) V M Chamola.
Former Indian Football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia and Shekhar Shrivastava, CEO (Bangalore Complex, HAL) would be present, HAL said.
“The aim is to spot and develop players of exceptional calibre and prepare them to be professional players for the tough domestic and international tournaments and provide the right kind of infrastructure that matches the international standards”, said Chamola.
“The football complex within the sprawling HAL Sports Club is capable of organizing various top-class tournaments and training,” HAL said in a statement.
The complex also has full-size natural grass grounds which give the players an opportunity to train in both artificial turf and natural grass grounds, it was stated.
The HAL Football Academy strongly promotes football right from the grass-roots for the development of the game in Karnataka and the country, the statement added.