Mumbai players started the Kho Kho grass roots program in Pune.

The Mumbai players, who are all set to take part in the inaugural Ultimate Kho-Kho from August 14, launched their unique school outreach program here on Saturday.

The school outreach program aims to educate the players and encourage them to adopt kho kho as a sport and help inculcate the habit of the game among school children.

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The Khiladi School Outreach Program in Mumbai was held at New English School, Raman Bagh, in which students from classes V to 10 participated. And nine from Maharashtra also participated in the programme.

Madhukar Shri, CEO, Mumbai Players, Rajendra Sapte, Head Coach, Shobhi R, Assistant Coach, Vibhu Patil, Head Physio and Sandeep Narwade, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Player Milind Kapre, Vijay Hazare, Gajanan Shingal, Shreejesh and Rohit Verma. Mumbai Khiladi’s coaching and playing staff were also part of the event.

The Mumbai Khiladi staff and players not only educated the players about the sport but also explained how diet, fitness and mental strength are essential in Kho Kho. It also gave the school children an opportunity to interact with the team’s professional Kho Kho players and participate in a strength and conditioning session conducted by the Mumbai player’s coaching staff who were present at the event.

Rajendra Sapte, Head Coach, Mumbai Khiladi said, “It gives me great pleasure to see these young minds participating in our school’s outreach program. I am sure many of them have adopted Kho-Kho as a It has inspired people to take up sports. I hope we have also been able to help them understand sports better and show the added importance of sports in a person’s life.”

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