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Gameskraft Foundation, Inspire Institute of Sport Partner to Strengthen ‘Athletics Centre of Excellence’

They will conduct activities to promote athletic training programs, including jumps, throws, sprints and hurdles at a training center spread across 42 acres in Vijayanagar at Karnataka

Gameskraft Foundation, Inspire Institute of Sport Partner to Strengthen ‘Athletics Centre of Excellence’
(L-R): IIS’ CEO Rushdee Warley, athletes Madhvendra Singh, Neeraj Chopra, Nimeksha Siddi and Vikas Taneja, Group CEO of Gameskraft Group

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POSTED ON May 22, 2023 2:04 PM

Gameskraft Foundation, the social arm of the skill-based online gaming company Gameskraft and Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS), have partnered to provide training and access to facilities to sporting talents in India. this will take place at the Gameskraft Foundation Athletics Centre of Excellence across various disciplines in track and field.

Started in 2017, IIS is a trust that has helped over 500 athletes like Olympian Neeraj Chopra, Jeswin Aldrin, Praveen Chithravel, Manu DP and Parul Chaudhary. It has 17 national record holders and 75 national champions across five sports disciplines of athletics, wrestling, boxing, swimming and judo. 

As part of this collaboration, Gameskraft Foundation and IIS are conducting various activities for the promotion of athletic training programs, such as jumps, throws, sprints and hurdles at a state-of-the-art high-performance training center spread across 42 acres in Vijayanagar at Karnataka. It will provide coaching, sports science, athletic management, education and skill development, accommodation, nutrition, and travel support to the athletes.

Commenting on the partnership, Vikas Taneja, group CEO of Gameskraft Group, said, “With this association, we hope to see more rounded individuals who will be equipped to meet life’s challenges both within, and outside of sports.” 

Rushdee Warley, CEO of IIS said, “So much about what we do at the IIS is about the people and organisations we partner with, and in Gameskraft Foundation, we have the right fit to further build on our foundations and support the future of Indian athletics.” 

Speaking on the association, Avinash Sable, national record holder in the 3000 metres steeplechase event and Commonwealth Games Silver medalist said, “Athletics in India is on the rise at the moment, and it needs partnerships like the one between Gameskraft Foundation and IIS to take it even further. All of us who are part of the programme are benefitting so much by it, and the younger athletes are fortunate to receive support like this at an early age. We hope to keep improving and flying the Indian flag high in competitions across the world.”

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