Kolkata Now Has A New 7-a Side Astro Turf Facility

The mecca of Indian Football, Kolkata now has a new 7-a side Astro Turf Facility, spread over an area of 10,000 sq. ft,  Turf Air Plaza(TAP). As their tag line says ‘Building sport from the grassroots’, TAP focuses on Sports infrastructure and development of Football in India from grassroots. The turf can be used to play Football and Box Cricket. The facility also has a viewing gallery with a seating capacity of 200 people.

Turf Air Plaza

The facility’s Technical Specialist who is one of the founders, Mr. Vinamra Burman is a Sports Management graduate. The grassroots program is being headed by Mr. Shatadru Dutt, a certified D license coach and also the Eastern Region Head at Germinati Sportz. Pvt. Ltd. Two of their other founding members looking at the Business Development end, are Ms. Bhagyasree Nahata and Mr. Aamir Khan, who are currently doing their MBA in Sports Management.

The organization’s model is to first create excellent facilities, run their academies and provide them with top-class coaching. TAP believes that this would provide people with a place to play and learn the sport simultaneously. Along with grassroots development and development of the sport at a professional level, TAP also aims at recreational sports by tying up with companies and conducting Football and Cricket Tournaments and organizing outbound activities for them. The academy currently has a separate batch for women and has claimed to have 40 women across all age groups training with them.

Turf Air Plaza

Mr. Harsh Gurnani, the Business Development Consultant is looking at the corporate connects for the organization. This young group of dedicated sportspeople has faith in the power of sports and wishes to spread it to all like-minded Indians.



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