Training in Chennai
Opening in 2010 and our longest running project, the Onside India project is a football academy which holds two training sessions every week. In partnership with the Dr John Joseph Foundation, the Academy is free of charge and is open to players from all backgrounds, ages and religions.
Training sessions last approximately 90 minutes, with players learning the skills and tactics of the game with each training plan specifically designed to incorporate structured life lessons as well. On average, 70 young players attend the sessions every week and receive professional coaching from our two fully qualified football coaches.
The Academy also has a team which plays friendly matches against other local sides. The Academy meets at Emma Foulger Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai.