Sports & Adventure
Sports has always been an integral part of the Tata way of life. To improve the quality of life in communities it serves, the Tata Steel Group is associated with diverse sports by supporting mainstream sporting disciplines, nurturing talent, and preserving centuries-old tribal sports.
In India, Tata Steel pays special attention to the sporting activities for youth at the State and National levels. The Company has begun work for opening Feeder Centres at out-locations and in Greenfield project areas. Plans are in place for opening Excellence Centres in selected sports at various schools, which have the infrastructure. It is the only Indian company to invest in world-class facilities, create academies and to maintain and manage international level arenas. Apart from academies in various fields of sports (Tata Football Academy, Tata Archery Academy and Tata Athletics Academy), the Company has also established the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF), to induct people from all walks of life to the thrills and wonders of adventure sports, thereby developing a healthy rapport with environment and nature. Read More
Advanced sports infrastructure includes the JRD Tata Sports Complex, an international stadium with an 8-lane polyurethane track and football field, the Keenan Stadium that hosts international cricket matches and another stadium at Keonjhar, for advantage of the tribal-rural sports enthusiasts.
Active participation in sports, by adults and children alike, has been a thrust area in Europe. A corporate partner for British Triathlon since 2006, Tata Steel supports the ‘Tata Kids of Steel’ series across UK, which enables children to experience the disciplines of the triathlon in a fun, supporting atmosphere. Since 2007, children from almost 400 schools have participated in the programme. The Company also supports for the British Paratriathlon Championships since the inaugural event in 2008, and led to its inclusion in the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Read More
The Tata Steel Chess Tournament, attracts thousands of international visitors, including chess grandmasters, and also gives local people a chance to participate.