Anju Bobby Sports Foundation
Main focus is to provide high performance athletics training and mentoring to the talented youth aiming future International meets.
Work and Achievements
Anju Bobby Sports Foundation is a charitable trust founded and run by the most decorated Athlete Coach duo in the history of Indian Athletics, Anju Bobby George and Robert Bobby George.
The objectives of the trust are, to empower women through sports, to help talented underprivileged children to pursue sports as a career and to promote high performance training to excel at the international level.
Anju and Bobby combine the experiences of having participated in numerous global events like Olympics, World Championships, World Athletic Finals, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games as athlete and coach. It is also notable that Anju is India’s first World Championship medallist and she became the highest ranked Indian Athlete in the world at No.4. They paved their own way to India’s maiden World title in Athletics. Being India’s first professional track & field Athlete and Coach, the duo brings along their unmatchable 25 years of expertise in the field of Athletics. Bobby, a mechanical engineer by qualification, was also a national champion in triple jump .He is the youngest Dronacharya recipient in Indian Sports ever.
ABSF will be functioning within India’s premium sports facility -Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) Bangalore Campus. Bangalore SAI has the entire infrastructure already in place to execute an elite level of training programme and it has a long tradition of hosting various National Camps. It is the only centre in India where the weather conditions allow year round uninterrupted training. World class medical facilities are in close proximity and Bangalore’s domestic and international connectivity is also a positive factor to establish Academy in Bangalore.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Talent identification, training, education of athletes, food and accommodation, kit and equipment, travel, training centre fee, coaching fee etc