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Kolkata football gets eco-friendly makeover as Sreebhumi FC goes green

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Introduction

Sreebhumi Football Club (FC) is a first-division football team which takes part in Kolkata’s first-division football league for the last four years. The club has a women’s football team which has been exhibiting an enterprising show in the Kolkata Women’s football league, placing them within the top five consistently in the last couple of years.

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Diego Armando Maradona visited the Sreebhumi Sporting Club in Kolkata

The club drew attention first time in 2011 by bringing legendary footballer Diego Maradona during a festival. Maradona was also happy to have seen both the football teams of Sreebhumi and gave the blessing. Sreebhumi Football Club has signed around 30 promising footballers following a selection trial in the remote villages of West Bengal for its men’s team under the observation of Sabir Ali Mondal who represented Bengal several times.

The Endeavor

Sreebhumi Football Club was founded by Sujit Basu who is now a minister in the TMC-run government of West Bengal. Following his tireless effort and leadership, the local people transformed waste into a grassy ground which later became the practice ground of the club. This was around the early of 2000. Sreebhumi FC started their journey in Kolkata Football in the same year, finishing within the top two, to get promoted to the 4th division from the 5th division league which is the lowest tier of the Kolkata football league. Today they have graduated to 1st division and also introduced the women’s team. Even the club has taken flats on rent for the women footballers who have signed from remote places.

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Exceptional approach

Sreebhumi Football Club is coming up with an exceptional approach this season. For the first time in the history of Kolkata football, a club is going to introduce an eco-friendly infrastructure.

The club has taken up a full-sized ground at Salt Lake for five years on a lease from the state government. The ground has been completely excavated to make the soil soft so that footballers can avoid muscle cramps often during the season. The new type of soil which helps to do gardening has been installed. The club officials themselves sowed seeds and finally, the use of rowing machines is helping the ground to gain unique quality.

But the most significant part is the making of infrastructure. Rakesh Jha, the club secretary revealed,

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“We are going to introduce dressing rooms for two participating teams, a changing room for the referees, a canteen, a small gallery as well as a hostel for the team’s girl footballers and the men footballers who are coming from remote places and this infrastructure is being made of the such a material which can be movable!”

Eco-Friendly

Jha asserted,

“We are not cutting the trees around the ground. That is why the gallery will not be big. The arrangement for around 1000 spectators is going to be made. Our aim is to build up the infrastructure in an eco-friendly manner. That is the reason our hostel, canteen, and dressing rooms will be constructed with such eco-friendly materials. If it is needed then all these constructions can be turned off and reconstructed in another place.”


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