SOURCE: The New Indian Express, 28th April 2016
Former Indian test captain and current Team India coach Anil Kumble visited Greenfield stadium on the outskirts of the city. Post-retirement Kumble has dedicated his time to developing the sporting talent in the country and to do this he started a sports academy, suitably named Tenvic in memory of his 10-wicket haul in 2011.
Tenvic in association with Karyavattom Sports Facilities Limited (KSFL) launched KSFL-TENVIC Sports Coaching Academy at Greenfield Stadium on April 20. In just seven days over 150 students joined the academy.
Kumble, as the promoter of Tenvic, visited the facility on Wednesday. He interacted with the children who have enrolled for the programme. He also toured the stadium and appreciated the facilities available. He said that the training facilities are of international standards. “We look forward to bring top class coaching to budding sportsperson of Kerala and hope that together we will be able to create world champions of the future,” said Kumble.
The academy trains youngsters in cricket and football. Kumble said that the academy plans to include more sports such as tennis, swimming, volleyball, chess, table tennis and squash in its training list. The additional courses might begun by June. This will be the only Tenvic centre in the state. Children in the age group of 6 to 17 years can join the academy. Coaches from Bangalore will be training the children based on the curriculum developed by Kumble, Vasanth Bharadwaj, Vijay Bharadwaj, Richard McAfee, Max Constantini, Guenther Huber etc. One coach will be assigned for every 20 students. Course includes focus on diet, physical fitness and mental fitness. There are no criteria for joining the academy.
The members get to interact with one international or national player in every three months, promises Kumble.