IMG -Reliance Presents Vision 2026 And Puts Football On The Center stage

India won six Olympics Medals (highest ever) this year which was no less than a dream come true for all Indians who have considered it beyond their reach. However, this Olympics boosted our confidence, making us believe that we can be more than cricket champions. IMGR (IMG Reliance Private Limited) is one such initiative intended to create a sea change in the sports segment and encourage the sports talent here profusely. A joint venture of RIL (Reliance Industries Limited) and IMG, the leading sports marketing and management company in the world aimed to provide international coaching facilities to infrastructural facilities in order to stir up the sports talent in the country. Today IMGRonce again comes to the fore with their initiatives to popularize Football in India. As a part of this initiative, they have rolled out ‘Vision 2026’, a roadmap that has fetched Reliance praises from Vim Koevermans, the Indian National Team Coach, for their vision and interest towards this sport.

This meeting had all the I League clubs, except for Pailan Arrows who are adamant about formulating their own strategy. WimKoevermans stated that putting into fruition this roadmap would enable India to be a key player in 2022 World Cup. However, after talks with Reliance that opined that it is more viable to settle on 2026, he agreed to the same. RIL has also been in talks with him regarding the building of Elite Academy in Vadodara. Improving infrastructural facilities will act as a drive to India’s dream of being a footfall nation.

He also mentioned that opening match of the Nehru Cap against Syria stood as a testament to the fact that India is flexing its muscles to be a football nation. Undoubtedly, there is no dearth of talent in the country. However, there is a need for focused effort towards bolstering this sport and it reaching out to the nook and corner of the country and fostering this talent.

IMG Reliance is also heading towards enhancing the look and feel of the stadiums in India.MukeshAmbani’s Reliance Foundation endeavours to recognize a few stadiums that can be refurbishedto host international matches. An official involved in the process mentions that there are not many sportsstadiums in the country, limiting the number to two or three.

Seems Reliance Is Already Ready to Change the Game!


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