Their ‘Bachhpan Ka Rakshakaran’ initiative hosted AIA Hotspurs celebrity coach, Anton Blackwood coaching 35 underprivileged girls, aged 12-16 years as well as 20 Trainers.
Tata AIA Life Insurance, through its unique initiative ‘Bachhpan ka Rakshakaran’, in association with Oscar Foundation, aims to infuse interest in education for the under-privileged girls, using football coaching as a medium. This, in turn, is expected to counter issues like school dropouts, child labor, child marriage, drug abuse and vulnerability to petty crime.
Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, the company invited AIA Hotspurs celebrity coach, Anton Blackwood to train a team of 35 under-privileged girls, aged 12-16 years, belonging to the Oscar Foundation. The coaching was also offered to 22 trainers and Young Leaders from the MMRDA region.
The full day coaching session was organized at Astra Turf, WIFA, Cooperage, Colaba in Mumbai.
The coaching event held at Cooperage, Colaba, saw under-privileged girls enjoying the session, learning new techniques of Passing, movement and shooting (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Women’s Specifics). This coaching is aimed at preparing young women football force of India, not only for professional matches and tournaments, but to impart a general sense of team spirit, and learning how to accept wins, defeats and failures alike and be successful, happy and healthy in life.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rishi Srivastava, MD & CEO, Tata AIA Life Insurance, said, “Being part of the Tata group our work is guided by the purpose of serving society through greater Protection. The girls who have been trained today are future leaders. We are privileged to contribute to Protecting their future by making a positive impact in their formative years. Through Bachhpan ka Rakshakaran initiative, Tata AIA brings access to Premier League level coaching – the best in the world – for the benefit of the Young Leaders of the OSCAR Foundation. We are thankful to AIA Group and Tottenham Hotspur F.C. committed to player development, for assigning one of their best coaches Anton Blackwood to conduct the camp.”