Former Liverpool Footballer Jamie Carragher Launches Int'l Football Academy In Pune
Former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher on Tuesday inaugurated an int'l football academy in Pune, India, according to the PTI. The Liverpool FC-DSK Shivajians int'l football academy is a "sprawling state-of-the-art residential school." Carragher: "I was at Liverpool’s academy for six years before I went on to play in the first team for 17 years. I know firsthand how important it is to have the right development as a young player to fulfil your potential." The academy, a collaboration between Liverpool and Pune-based realty firm DSK, is built to "global standards and consists of a residential complex with 840 air conditioned and fully furnished single rooms." It also features "two full-size pitches, one 4G synthetic turf and one natural grass, and an outdoor swimming pool along with practice areas, lecture theatre, classrooms, changing rooms, a gymnasium, canteen, convenience store and entertainment facilities" (PTI, 6/3).