Football Academies in Islamabad
I searched for football academies around Islamabad last summer for my son. I was blown away to discover how many are available and how affordable they are. Our personal favorites are:
Smurfs Academy is a leading football academy that has branches in the twin cities. They are quite professional and provide players with opportunities to play matches in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Located in F-6, Super Market, this academy is on the rooftop of the plaza. A well-maintained ground with boundary walls all around it, it is not expensive and has good trainers.
F-6 multi-purpose ground
Now, this is a very nice ground but it’s not for professional players. This can be a starting point for someone who is new to football. Very affordable rates and it has many options as there are classes for small and older children.
A wonderful place for sports lovers, there are many academies to choose from at Sports Complex. Since the place is specifically dedicated for sports their facilities are very professional and they also organize matches frequently. Again quite inexpensive and the coaches are good too.
There are many more in F-8, F-10, F-11, G-9, G-11, and E-11 but we have not visited them personally.
A word of advice
Sports is extremely crucial for our young ones. Especially in today’s age, children are glued to their devices and need to move more in order to burn calories and to remain healthy. Obesity is becoming very common and diabetes in on the rise even in younger kids.
Junk food is easily available and it becomes very difficult to stop your young ones from having it. Until and unless they do not realize its unhealthy impact on their bodies, they will not be able to resist them.
Thus it becomes very tough for mothers to control what their children are eating. Mothers can keep educating them, research healthier options and introduce them one by one in the child’s diet. Children are more independent and empowered. So it is not as simple as telling them what to eat and what not to eat. You have to create an environment at home where the child is encouraged to eat healthy and exercise on a regular basis. You will have to set a good example, cook healthy food yourself and make cooking a family activity once in a while. If you are not active and not exercising yourself, don’t expect your kids to do it regularly!
Sports is not only healthy for the body but also for the mind. From sportsman spirit to patience to teamwork, it teaches us a lot of things. Hence, ensure your child takes interest in sports and find some good academies for them so that they can really enjoy the game. Motivate your child with positive quotes about sports, watch games and tournaments together, talk about their favorite sports and take interest in their game.
“The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.”
Football is a wonderful sport and playing it in teams is a great learning experience. If you know of any good football academies in Islamabad, please share them with us.
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