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Empowering Children Through Sports: Lloyds Sports Academy

In the heart of Gadchiroli, Lloyds Sports Academy (LSA) stands as a beacon of hope, transforming the lives of children who face limited access to education and extracurricular activities. Established by Lloyds Metals & Energy Limited (LMEL) through its CSR arm, Lloyds Infinite Foundation (LIF), LSA is dedicated to nurturing well-rounded individuals through the power of sports.

Since its inception in 2023, LSA has been on a mission to provide quality training in athletics, archery, football, volleyball, kabaddi, and self-defense. Initially welcoming 30 children to its summer camp, the academy quickly expanded its reach, establishing a facility near LMEL’s Konsari plant to accommodate more young athletes. With a team of experienced coaches, some former state and national-level competitors, LSA has become a hub for sporting excellence in the region.


The dedication of LSA’s students bore fruit at the Khasdar Krida Mahotsav in Nagpur, where several LSA students clinched gold and bronze medals, catapulting the academy into the spotlight and inspiring a surge in enrollments. Today, over 300 children from nearby villages benefit from LIF’s comprehensive support, ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder their passion for sports.

LSA’s commitment extends beyond mere training sessions. The academy organizes tournaments, provides exposure to major sporting events, and fosters a nurturing environment where children develop essential life skills such as discipline, teamwork, and self-belief. Many students have reported improved academic performance and overall well-being, highlighting the transformative power of sports.

As LSA looks towards the future, the academy aspires to become a world-class facility, producing future champions and fostering positive change in the villages and district. With upcoming sports facilities planned in Hedri village, LSA is poised to elevate Gadchiroli onto the national stage, inspiring generations to pursue their dreams through sports.

Promoting Unity Through Sports: Enriching Government Schools

At Lloyds Infinite Foundation (LIF), we understand the profound impact of sports in fostering unity and empowerment. In response to the request from 7 Government schools, we embarked on an initiative to enrich their sports programs, infusing the atmosphere with enthusiasm and camaraderie.

Central to our initiative was a Cricket tournament held in Konsari Block, featuring 52 teams competing fiercely in volleyball and kabaddi matches as well. The event showcased inclusivity, with female teams actively participating and indoor games adding to the excitement.

Beyond competition, the event celebrated dedication and collaborative effort. Winning teams were recognized with cash prizes, while participants in other games received meaningful awards, reflecting our commitment to appreciating every individual’s contribution.

Educational officers, Grampanchayat Members, and Policepatil graced the occasion, highlighting the event’s significance in promoting education and community engagement. Through initiatives like these, we strive to nurture unity and empowerment, fostering a brighter future for all through the transformative power of sports.