Sports in PanipatHaryana is a state known for its exemplary performances in sports and sporting talent which is found in abundance here. Sports are not just related to physical exercises rather they impart the qualities of discipline, fitness, and perseverance in a person. In this state, sports activities and events are organized by Sports and Youth Welfare Department, Haryana. It is a department that is entrusted with development of various schemes with impetus on better infrastructure for their growth.
As this department works in all districts of Haryana, Panipat is also benefitted by its consolidated efforts to develop sports in Panipat. The district is provided with sports nurseries, stadiums, and coaching classes to nurture the upcoming talent in sports.
Panipat is an industrial city where its business activities are the nerve of the Panipat. While focus is laid on development of business, trade, and industry in the city, sports are not an imperative section in the agenda of administration. But still under various schemes of Department of Sports, the district has been given certain sports facilities to give a fair chance to the budding sports persons of Panipat as well.
Sports Nurseries in PanipatThese nurseries are set up to train the players of age group 8-19 years in various sports like hockey, football, athletics, kabaddi, handball, wrestling, etc. In the sports nurseries, players are provided requisite training along with facilities like hostel and food. The promising players from these nurseries are also offered sports scholarships to give them an incentive to boost up their talent. In Panipat district, there are six sports nurseries for providing training to the sportsmen from this district. These nurseries are:
- GHSS Bahrampur: Athletics
- PYKKA Kendra Budshyam: Kabaddi
- PYKKA Kendra Dehra: Athletics
- PYKKA Kendra Madlauda: Kabaddi/ Athletics
- PYKKA Kendra Adiyana: Kabaddi
- Islamia Public School: Football
As a part of infrastructural growth, the department has also undertaken several measures to develop the sports complex in entire state. In Panipat also, department has implemented these initiatives to lay the foundation of one Yoga cum Badminton hall and one Stadium.
The city has excellent infrastructure for industries but as far as sports are concerned, there is still so much to be done. Currently there is one stadium in Panipat where facilities are available for playing sports like volleyball, football, and cricket.
Shivaji Stadium in Panipat
Address: Ramlal Chowk, Model Town,
Cricket in PanipatMore than a sport, cricket is a religion in India. Every Indian loves this game and follows it ardently. In every part of the country one can find at least one cricket academy participated by those youngsters who dream to make it big in this sport. Panipat also has some well managed cricket facilities to hold various tournaments and encourage this sport in the city. As Haryana in entirety has given many exceptional talents in sporting field, Panipat is also tracking this sporting success of the state with its own academies. The main cricket academy in Panipat is the Refinery Cricket Academy.
Refinery Cricket Academy in PanipatThis academy has won many accolades for its contributions to the game within a very short span of time. It has promoted its players through cricketing encounters with teams from the state and even outside it. Panipat oil refinery runs this academy and every year holds a tournament as well.
Address: IOCL Refinery Township,
Phone No.: 9355660226
Fax No.: 9896010850