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Sports in Durgapur

Playing different types of games and sports keep the body active and healthy.  Also, playing a particular type of sport well, and attaining the proper training and skills required to play it well can take you a long way. Who knows, one day you may reach the national level as well! So it is never too late to start.

Hiking is an adventurous sports loved by many

The steel city of Durgapur believes in playing the game well, so it has facilities for training in sports like cricket, football, hockey, table tennis, Kabaddi and Kho Kho. There are several training institutes and clubs made for this purpose, and there is a well defined body that takes care of the entire system. Both indoor and outdoor sports are played with equal importance. There are very good trainers in every sports and several players from these sports have excelled even in the state levels.

Other than the commonly played games like football and cricket, there are several other sports which are played in this steel city and you also have the facility of getting proper training here. There are different institutes which has skilled trainers who guide and coach the players to bring out the best in them. Here are some of the sports that are played in Durgapur and also have proper training centers where you can learn the game:

Martial Arts in Durgapur

Different types of martial arts like karate and Taekwondo are taught in the industrial city of Durgapur. The different centres that provide such training are listed below:

Martial Arts in Durgapur

Gamon Friends Club
Gamon Bridge More,
Durgapur -1
0343- 2555155

Fine Arts Club (Ashihara Karate Association)
19 Tagore Avenue,
Durgapur -4
Special attraction here is the skilled trainers available.
One of them is Debnath Sannakar, who is a Black Belt 2nd Dan, Japan

Town Club
1 No. Dayananda Road,
Durgapur -4
0343- 2562455

Adventure Sports in Durgapur

Mountaineering is a hobby for the adventurous people who love difficult sports like mountain climbing. However, such kind of training institute is not easily available everywhere. If you love this sport and you are in the industrial city of Durgapur, then you are lucky. This city provides training through different associations and train interested sports enthusiasts in mountaineering, which enables you to perform hiking and skiing and mountain climbing, so that you become skilled to take it up as either a hobby or a profession.

Mountaineering in India

These associations organize trekking expeditions in the mountainous regions, like the Himalayas, and train interested people in rock climbing as well. Nature study camps are also organized by them. Some of the associations offering mountaineering training in the steel city of Durgapur are as follows:

Durgapur Mountainering Association
18th Room Hostel,
Durgapur -4
9434333050/ 9434101174

Himalayan Hikers
Chaitanya Avenue,
Durgapur -4

Other Sports in Durgapur

Sports like table tennis, hockey, volley ball, basket ball, boxing, kabaddi, kho-kho and chess are equally popular in the steel city of Durgapur. You will find several kabaddi clubs in the city of Durgapur. One such club is located in Secondary, A-Zone, Durgapur-5. There is also another club for kabaddi which is in C-Zone, Durgapur-5. Also, there are some schools which actively participate in this sport. Of them, the Joydev Boys' High School, in B-Zone Boys' High School and Girls Multipurpose High School run by D.S.P. are actively involved in this game. In the field of boxing too it is the players from Durgapur who have excelled in the national level and has also represented the country to bring laurels to India and to his city as well.

Kabaddi in Durgapur

All these different sports are generally played in the various stadiums in Durgapur which are of high standards like the Nehru Stadium, which also has a gymnasium for its players. Other such important and good stadiums which provide an excellent facility to its players to have a platform to bring out their best are Sidhu Kanu Indoor Stadium, Sahid Bhagat Singh Stadium, and ASP Stadium. All these conveniences offered by the steel city bring us to the point that sports plays a major part in the lives of the people of this industrial city of Durgapur.

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