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Tata Steel Rural Development Society launches Grassroots Football Development Programme

Jamshedpur, March 29, 2019

The Tata Steel Rural Development Society in collaboration with Jamshedpur Football Club has started 13 new centers for the development of talent in football in the region. The Inaugural Event took place yesterday at the Jagta Maidan, Sarjamda.

Present on the occasion were the following:

# Rajkumar Singh : Zilaparisad 
# Raja Bhattacharjee: Senior manager Opretaional and Marketing Jamshedpur FC
# Amit Rana Tirkey: Head Empowerment
# Julian Villar Aragon: Technical Directtor JFC
# Carlos Santamarina: Head Coach TFA
# Prashant Godbole: Head Marketing and operational JFC
# Vikash Anthony: Manager Administration 
# Jal Sonpal Asst Manager JFC
# Uday Basak : Asst Manager JFC
# Rohit Singh : Manager JFC 
# Kundan Chandra : JFC grassroots coach 
# Kausar Ahmed : CSR coach 

The idea behind this new initiative is to ‘catch them young’ by engaging with rural kids from the age of under 5 to 18 years. The centers aim to reach out to more than 2500 kids under the U-5, U-8, U-11, U-13, U-15 and U-18 age categories.  The program has a target of 198 players per school, i.e 120 in the grassroots program which includes U-5, U-8 & U-11 age categories, and 78 in the youth program which includes U-18, -15 & U-13 age categories. Training at each school will be carried out by 2 grassroots & 1 youth coach, hailing from the community, who are selected and trained by JFC coaches.

List of Centres

Sl Area Name
1 Adivasi Jankalyan High School Ulidih
2 Sidhu Kanhu High School Dimna
3 Deoghar Middle School Deoghar
4 Silpahari High School
5 Upgrade Middle School Sarjamda
6 Jaipal Singh Stadium
7 Upgrade Middle School Nandup
8 Upgrade Middle School Talsa
9 Sdhu Kanhu High School Kedo
10 High School Tirildih
11 Tupudang School Ground
12 Saldih Football Ground
13 Kuluptanga School Adityapur

This initiative is in addition to the existing 33 Under 10 coaching centers where 825 kids are engaged.

About Tata Steel                  
Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $20.41 billion (INR 133,016 crore) in FY18. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd). Currently, Tata Steel's consolidated India crude steel production capacity stands at 18.6 MnTPA.

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.

Tata Steel retained Industry Leader position in FY18 and ranked second overall in the DJSI assessment, 2017. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018), Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management 2018 and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award 2019 by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the seventh time (2018), Steel Sustainability Champions (2017) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2017 & 2018), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2017 & 2018) as well as 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

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