​Merlin Group Unveiled its Tie-up with Internationally Acclaimed Sports Icons

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News Desk, News Nation 360 :  Merlin Group, India’s leading real estate conglomerate has unveiled its coveted association with World famous sports icons – Midfielder Maestro Ronaldinho, The most decorated Olympian of all time, Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps, India’s cricketing icon and a passionately dedicated cricketer Yuvraj Singh and the fitness icon Tiger Shroff. The R10 football academy and The Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence (YSCE) will be operational within the next 5 months. The Michael Phelps Swimming and MMA Matrix Training Centre by Tiger Shroff will be active in one year. The academies will follow a thorough and complete training curriculum, techniques, learning modules and overall infrastructural facilities as per the guidelines of these academies. This will help them bring out the hidden talent from different segments of the population. The greenfield sports-themed township Merlin RISE- The Sports  Republic will house the state of the art Football Academy of Ronaldinho - R10 Football Academy, The swimming academy of Michael Phelps - Michael Phelps Swimming, India's state of art MMA Matrix Training Centre

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by Tiger Shroff and the cricket academy of Yuvraj Singh - The Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence (YSCE). Saket Mohta, Managing Director, Merlin Group said that they at Merlin are privileged to announce the coveted association with academies of internationally acclaimed sports icons – Soccer Maestro Ronaldinho, Cricketing icon Yuvraj Singh, World’s swimming legend Michael Phelps. They are also extremely delighted to announce their association with the fitness icon Tiger Shroff. West Bengal as well as India is the treasure-trove of untrained talents in sports. There is no dearth of talent but he sensed a sports infrastructure gap in Bengal. There is a dire need for identifying and grooming talents from the grassroots level. This motivated him to set up a world-class sports infrastructure and sports academies of internationally acclaimed brands to nurture his talents. The academies will hire international supervisors and coaches who will nurture the talent pool, train them and take them to the next level to possibly represent the state or district or nation. They will try their best to assist needy yet talented youngsters. As a responsible corporate, they had a vision of setting up a project that will serve society. He hopes these academies and MMA training centres will provide a platform for aspiring kids and youngsters to fulfil their dream and passion for sports. Their dream is to create world-class cricketers, footballers and swimmers who can represent the nation and even win more accolades in Olympics and international sporting tournaments. In future, they may come up with other academies in other sports areas in the project. They have chosen the land bank available in Rajarhat  Bishnupur which is the upcoming hotspot destination. The Sports Township of Merlin is equipped with a football all-weather ground, where 2 matches of 5 a side and also 7 A-side and 9 a side can be played at one time along with world-class training to be imparted by  R10 Academy of Ronaldinho. The sports city will have Indoor nets/pitches to practice during bad weather and 2 outdoor pitches on the field with all the updated equipment's and technologies to be imparted by YSCE. In Swimming  Merlin Sports township will house a  swimming pool at the rooftop of the Sports Club where training will be provided  Under the training and programme of the G.O.A.T swimmer of the world Michael Fred Phelps. The sports city will have a state of the art gymnasium with updated equipment, proper training and diet guidance along with the provision of MMA MATRIX (Mixed Martial Arts) and other facilities where one can accomplish to be the best athlete.

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Report : Anustup Kundu