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Sports in Trichy

"Physical fitness is the basis of all activities of our society. If our body grow soft and inactive and if we fail to encourage physical development and prowess, we will undermine our capacity for thought and work"
Sports in TrichyAs the saying goes, universities, colleges, schools and other educational institutions in Tiruchirappalli offer greater importance to sports and games-related activities. The students are encouraged with essential sports facilities in Tiruchirappalli and allowed for representations at college, district and national-level competitions and tournaments.

It is important to mention that the most-recent trend among the students in the city is trying a hand in gymnastic exercise. This is a wonderful sign that people are now shining at optional athletics. Nevertheless, lack of infrastructure and professional coaches are a big concern. In the beginning, there was a half-hearted reception received from the students.

Lately, gymnastics is advancing in popularity among the students. A few educational institutions went on to appoint professional coaches to groom their students and encourage them to participate in competitions.

Tiruchirappalli District Football Association

On the other hand, the step motherly caring experienced by all other sports in India because of the reign of cricket is a matter of loud and persistent outcry for many people. It is not exactly that sport buffs dislike the game of cricket, but they oppose too much importance given to the cricket at the cost of other sports.

The Tiruchirappalli District Football Association's (TDFA) endeavour for the past 60 years is a big boost for the soccer lovers as during the time where the country is going gaga over cricket, the TDFA has come up numerous tournaments with reasonable audience strength.

District Level Tournaments and Competitions

Some of the other tournaments, competitions and adventurous events hosted by the city include school, college and district level sports competition with sporting events like 100m, 200m, 800m, 1500m athletics, freestyle, 100m, backstroke 50m, 100m, breaststroke 100m, butterfly 100m swimming competitions, volleyball, badminton competitions, Police-Public basketball tournaments, Inter engineering college sports events, cycling competition hosted by SDAT, trekking at Thalamali, Kolli hills, etc.

Primary Sports Infrastructure of Tiruchirappalli

Anna stadium complex Trichy is considered as the major sports infrastructure of Tiruchirappalli.The stadium complex houses artificial grass turf used for sports fields, indoor arenas, hockey ground, football ground, athletic track, swimming pool, gymnasium, and badminton court, basketball court with floodlights and sports hostel. The Anna stadium is a one-stop stadium for all sports-related activities in Tiruchirappalli.

Address of Anna Stadium Complex
Race Course Rd,
Lourdh Swamy Colony,
Edamalaipatti Pudur,
Tiruchirappalli – 620023

Notable Sports Persons from Tiruchirappalli

Charles Cornelius – Renowned Indian Hockey Player, Represented Indian Hockey Team in the 1973 World Cup.
Leslie Fernandez – Indian Hockey Player (Goalkeeper), Represented 1975 Hockey World Cup winning team.

Some of the popular sport activities of Tiruchirappalli include
  • Jallikattu (bull taming sport)
  • Kabaddi
  • Cricket in Trichy
  • Tennis
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball

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