Desh Ka Sapna Goal Apna

Strategy & Implementation Partner: The Football Link

  • AMONG INDIA’S
    BEST

    Nurturing and Forging Champions

  • RESIDENTIAL
    ACADEMY

    India’s first technology-driven student-athlete

  • ZINC
    FOOTBALL

    Creating a football ecosystem in Rajasthan

  • GIVING WINGS

    To over 350 children across Rajasthan

  • FORMAL
    EDUCATION

    Providing quality education to children along with football training to ensure a bright future

  • EMPOWERING

    Economically and socially backward communities and differently-abled children through outreach programmes centred around football
Welcome to the home of

ZINC
FOOTBALL

Welcome to the home of

ZINC FOOTBALL

A one-of-a-kind initiative in the country, Zinc Football lays emphasis on promoting grassroots football in India by providing coaching to over 350 passionate children by highly skilled football trainers at 2 community football schools in Rajasthan. At the heart of this initiative is a residential academy at Zawar, near Udaipur, with world-class facilities and the country’s first-ever ‘technology-hinged football training’. It is currently training four batches of under-13, under-15, under-17 and under-19 players.

ACADEMY

With world-class facilities and technology & data-driven player performance analysis centre with a current batch of over 70 children.

F-CUBE

Proprietary Technology Excellence Centre to monitor and evaluate the progress of all the players.

COMMUNITY COACHING

Regular training by AIFF-certified coaches at 2 regional centres in Udaipur. Plans are afloat to open more centres.

SPECIAL STORIES

Stories of extraordinary achievements that have left an indelible mark

COMMUNITY CHILDREN
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RESIDENTIAL ACADEMY
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ZINC FOOTBALL IN
NUMBERS

The initiative has a massive outreach providing children the opportunity to learn and develop football skills along with quality formal education

MATCH CENTER

TESTIMONIALS

Zinc Football is committed to supporting young talents, providing the right guidance and opportunities leveraging on the power of world’s most loved sport and ensuring social upliftment of children, people and communities

HARBANS THAKUR

“These young kids have already earned success at the Rajasthan level in a span of just one year. They have immense talent and I am proud to call them my students.”

SUBRATA PAUL

“The facilities and infrastructure along with education that Hindustan Zinc is providing is really remarkable and being from an academy background, it is so great to see this platform.”

KALYAN CHAUBEY

“The Academy has already produced two players for the national under-17 team. I am sure with the talent and passion they have, there will be more in the coming times.”

SUNIL CHHETRI

“I am very happy to see the state-of-the-art infrastructure here. Initiatives like Zinc Football will help uplift the cause of Indian football in the next few years. I have seen the kids train and feel that they are immensely talented.”

RENEDY SINGH

“I am impressed with the infrastructure and facilities at Zinc Football Academy and it certainly has the potential to be among the best and also produce some really exciting talents for the Indian Football Team in the future.”

OINAM BEMBEM DEVI

“I was excited to visit the Academy in Zawar, Udaipur, and I must applaud Hindustan Zinc for creating such an excellent platform for these young footballers to showcase their talent and realise the dreams.”

SHAJI PRABHAKARAN

“This football development initiative of Hindustan Zinc is something very fresh in Indian Football and I have no doubt this initiative will have an impact beyond Rajasthan. My best wishes to Zinc Football.”

Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu

“These kids in this world-class Academy have set their goals in their life and I am sure they will replace some of the top Indian Football players in the National team.”

MAGAN SINGH RAJVI

“With Zinc Football, Rajasthan will soon regain its lost glory. I believe this initiative will go a long way at the National level and beyond.”

BRAHMANAND SANKHWALKAR

“The Zinc Football Schools spread across Rajasthan will help reduce the gap between the communities and mark a strategic roadmap in taking these young footballers ahead.”

ASHLYN HARDIE

“Working with the coaches and players at Zinc Football was an absolute privilege. The Academy and infrastructure is incredible, but even more impressive is the number of grassroots locations these coaches are dedicated to working in.”