Indian Football

Cadiz CF to adopt Turf Park centre in Thane as they further boost their links with India

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cadiz CF have further boosted their impact in the sport in India
Cadiz CF have further boosted their impact in the sport in India / Fran Santiago/GettyImages

Spanish club, Cadiz CF recently announced their plans for a new macro sports complex, Sportech City with the club also partnering with LaLiga India’s focal grassroots development project, LaLiga Football Schools to promote the sport in the country.

Cadiz will adopt the TMC Turf Park centre in Thane, Maharashtra which will see the Spanish club getting involved n administration of the programme, which imparts technical training to youth and trainers, and further developmental engagement activities.

This is not the first time that Cadiz are getting involved in football in India as they have been involved in projects in the country for several years, recognising the passion and potential the market presents.

A large scale scouting project was initiated by Cadiz in 2018 which ensures that young aspiring footballers in India would get the opportunity to receive training from top coaches in Spain.

Three trials have been conducted so far, covering more than 22 cities to select students, with Cadiz also partnering with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for the AIFF Masters programme which provides students with experiential learning opportunities.

“India has been a focus market for us at Cádiz CF since more 3 years now and everything we’ve learned about the sports and football culture and landscape so far has been beyond promising. The work LaLiga is doing, specially with the LaLiga Football Schools, is pivotal in developing football at a grassroots level and we’re elated to be involved in such a project," Kike Pérez, Cadiz’s International Director said as quoted by Marca.

The LaLiga Football Schools Project was initiated in 2018 and since then has impacted 10,000+ students in the country. The programme, which is developed and administered by UEFA pro-licensed coaches from Spain, provides access to global football methodology and technical training to students aged between 9 to 15 years all over India.