AFI and RIL sign long term partnership to support talented athletes
The apex body for athletics in India, AFI, has come together with the corporate giants Reliance to mold a better future for the country's athletes.
Athletics Federation of India (AFI) and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Thursday announced a long-term partnership to provide world-class facilities to talented athletes, with a special focus on women.
The partnership aims to nurture and develop Indian athletes from across the country and provide them with world-class facilities, coaching and sports science support.
"This partnership will have a special focus on girl athletes and aim to bridge the gender divide and enable them to achieve their dreams," said a release. As AFI's principal partner, the Reliance brand will appear across the national team's jerseys and training kits at key national, and international competitions and training camps.
AFI President Adele Sumariwalla said, "The partnership will focus on holistic development, building a strong talent pool and potential medal winners who will make India proud in the years to come."
Reliance Industries Ltd Director Nita Ambani said, "With access to the right infrastructure, training, and support, we will see many more of our young athletes on victory stands around the world."