Kerala Blasters, Gokulam set to operate government football academies

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Kerala Blasters and Gokulam Kerala are involved in a govenment initiative to set up academies in the state…

The government of Kerala has announced plans to set up residential football academies across the state with the help of the Indian Super League (ISL) club Kerala Blasters and I-League club Gokulam Kerala.

According to the sources close to the developments, the clubs have won a government tender which sets in motion the plan to set up the government football academies.

EMS Stadium Gokulam Kerala Kozhikode

The institutions, which will have opportunities for the U-14, U-17 and U-20 categories of both boys and girls. will be based out of Kannur, Ernakulam and Trivandrum. It has been learnt that the Malabarians will operate the academy for girls in Kannur and Blasters will run the academies in Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam as part of a five-year deal.