JSW Sports was awarded the FICCI India Sports Awards 2018 for the category of Best Company Promoting Sports (Private Sector) by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in a ceremony at Federation House in New Delhi on Thursday.
JSW Sports received this award for their contribution towards growth and development of Sports in the country and were conferred the honour by an eminent jury chaired by Mr Justice (Retd.) Mukul Mudgal.
JSW Sports’ Head of Sports Excellence and Scouting Manisha Malhotra received the award on behalf of the management and athletes at the organization.
These awards by FICCI aim to acknowledge the contributors to sports in India and to felicitate the Sports Achievers, sports supporters and those who have been doing excellent work to promote Sports while carrying forward its agenda of promoting sports and sports business development in the country, FICCI has stated in a Press release.
Commenting on the honour JSW CEO Mustafa Ghouse shared, “At JSW Sports we have always strived to play a role in the development and promotion of sports in India. Being awarded with this recognition by an eminent jury is testament to the efforts we’ve made in our journey. We congratulate all fellow recipients and look forward to building a stronger sports ecosystem in the country together.”
Established in 2012, JSW Sports aims to play a leading role in ushering a culture for sports in India by maximizing the sporting potential of Indian sports and sportspersons. The group owns JSW Bengaluru FC, one of India’s most successful football clubs in recent history, along with other franchise teams in Kabaddi and Cricket. Their flagship program, The Sports Excellence Program (SEP) currently supports 33 athletes across five disciplines.
The SEP provides financial support while also providing opportunities to train under World-Class Coaches at Olympic training facilities internationally. Some of the prominent athletes supported by the SEP program include Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, Neeraj Chopra, Vikas Krishan and Tejaswin Shankar to name a few. The company also spearheaded the construction of India’s first High-Performance Olympic Training Centre, the Inspire Institute of Sport in Bellary which was launched in August 2018.