Mumbai Former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid Monday announced his association with GoSports Foundation, aiming to contribute towards the development and mentorship of country’s budding Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
Dravid will join the board of advisors of GoSports Foundation and will also institute the Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme.
The mentorships will involve Dravid and his team of experts personally advising select high-potential athletes at key phases in their careers, and also providing them access to scientific expertise, performance and injury management, and allied professional services, so as to provide specific and meaningful support to their young careers.
Speaking on the association, Dravid said, “Being a sportsperson, I realise the varied support every athlete needs in order to succeed at the highest level. Over the last few years, a lot of effort has been made to develop Indian sports, and our performances at international competitions have been steadily improving.
“Winning at sport is as much about processes as it is about outcomes and I feel that we must put in place programmes that address the most important needs of young sportsmen and sportswomen as they prepare for competition. I have seen the pride and joy that success at sports brings and I want to participate in the lives and journeys of our young Olympians and Paralympians.”
Dravid joins 2008 Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra on the GoSports Foundation’s Board of Advisors.