The Abhinav Bindra Foundation, founded in 2009, has been working towards grassroots level development of sports in India and the promotion of Olympism in the country. The foundation encourages young boys and girls to participate in sports, which will instill the spirit of sportsmanship in them, teach them life lessons and break down social and cultural barriers.
The GoSports Foundation is a non-profit venture primarily focused on the development of India’s best and most promising junior Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Started in 2008 with the purpose of injecting positivity and professionalism in the Indian sports ecosystem, the GoSports Foundation has supported more than 50 high-performing junior athletes, helping them further their sporting careers.
Abhinav Bindra and Rahul Dravid are members of GoSports Foundation’s Board of Advisors.
Abhinav Bindra Foundation(ABF) and Go Sports Foundation (GSF) announce the launch of ABF-GSF Shooting Scholarship Programme.
Applications are invited for:
- Abhinav Bindra Shooting Scholarships annual monetary scholarships offered to high performing shooters demonstrating extraordinary potential
- Equipment support to shooters-free shooting equipment including weapons, jackets, shoes, etc.for deserving shooters based on financial need
- Development workshop for shooters-a workshop for shooters with Abhinav Bindra and his team of experts, which will cover various aspects of competitive shooting
Indian shooters competing in Rifle and Pistol categories,aged between 13 and 21 years, competing at national level are eligible to apply. Applications will be evaluated and scholarships will be awarded to selected shooters after a comprehensive selection process, overseen by Abhinav Bindra, and Go Sports Foundation panel of experts.
Please note that the deadline to submit the completed applications is May 23, 2014.
What are the ABF-GSF Shooting Scholarships?
The ABF-GSF Shooting Scholarships are awarded to talented, high performing, young athletes to further the mission of empowering the next generation of sportsmen and women in India.
The ABF-GSF Shooting Scholarships offer timely and meaningful intervention and encouragement for junior athletes in their run up to becoming world class performers.
In the last few years, the athletes supported in various Olympic and Paralympic disciplines have represented India with distinction, winning medals at the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and Youth Olympics, among other tournaments. Some of the Scholars of the 2012 batch represented India at the London Olympics and Paralympics 2012
Who is eligible for the Scholarships?
- ABF-GSF Scholars are chosen based on a combination of merit, potential and need
- Applicants must be in the top-10 in the country (in their age group) and have demonstrated the potential to represent India at the senior level·
- Only Indian citizens are eligible for the scholarship
Age category:13-21 years
Disciplines (for both men and women):
- Rifle(50m Rifle 3 Positions, 50m Rifle Prone*, 10m Air Rifle) and
- Pistol(50m Pistol*, 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, 10m Air Pistol)
* For men only
The support and financial assistance made available to the selected athletes through the ABF-GSF Scholarships have proved to be of prime importance at critical junctures in their careers. As part of the scholarships,the Scholars receive:
- Financial grant of up to INR 1.5 lakh to cover certain pre- approved training, equipment and participation expenses
- Access to nutritionist,physical and mental fitness coach and other empanelled experts
- Scholarship merchandise and apparel from partners
- Profile maintenance and performance tracking
Applications forms are available with ABF and GSF. Completely filled in applications will be verified for facts, and screened by senior coaches and experts. Comprehensive selection trials will be conducted for reach of the programmes based on the selection criteria. Shortlisted shooters will undergo an iGoSports Foundation
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