30 young talented athletes will receive extensive boxing training as part of the programme, which aims to foster and support India’s future boxing world champions. With the goal of providing unique opportunities for India’s growing number of sportswomen, 20 of the 30 athletes chosen for the “DreamJab” programme will be females.
Dream Sports Foundation curated this program with the aim of constructing, nurturing, and mentoring boxers from the grassroots to the prestigious levels in order for them to compete at national/international levels.
The three-year programme will be held at the Mary Kom Boxing Academy in Manipur, where DSF will offer athletes comprehensive support in the form of gold-standard coaching and training, equipment, accommodation, nutrition, and education, as well as participation in various National and International tournaments.
“DreamJab” builds on DSF’s prior partnership with MKRBF in 2021, which supported six young and talented female boxers. Mary Kom will join DSF as an advisor to help the two foundations achieve their common goal of making a significant impact on India’s athletic ecosystem.
Bhavit Sheth, COO & Co-Founder, Dream Sports, said, “In recent years, India has seen great potential and success in boxing, especially from the country’s highly talented young athletes. Through our continued collaboration with MKRBF, we aim to make this sport more accessible and further strengthen India’s position as a global powerhouse in the sport. With our vision to ‘Make Sports Better’, we look forward to providing all the support necessary for the success of our country’s future boxing superstars.”
Mary Kom, an Olympic bronze medallist and six-time World Champion, said, “I thank Dream Sports Foundation for supporting my mission to provide impactful training to India’s talented youth. It is my hope to ensure that no future promising boxer has to endure the same struggles that I went through. Through this collaboration, we will provide world-class mentoring and all-around support to athletes so that they can focus on excelling at their sport and making the country proud.”
Dream Sports Foundation works to accomplish Dream Sports’ goal of improving sports in India through non-profit activities and projects. The foundation gives a significant motivation to the Indian sporting ecosystem by promoting grassroots growth, assisting emerging and rising athletes, and constructing world-class facilities. DSF has financially backed over 4500 members of the Indian sports ecosystem through ‘Back on Track’ and reached over 2000 young children through nine grassroots alliances. Moreover, they have also helped to obtain over 135 medals through their Elite Athlete Development programme called ‘Stars of Tomorrow.’