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Victoria and India strengthening ties through sports

ANI  |  Mumbai [India] 

The State of Victoria, is celebrating six key sporting activities taking place in and over the next six months which are aligned with Victoria's Strategy to strengthen trade, investment and people to people linkages.

The Victorian hosted a reception for the Indian fraternity and celebrated and Victoria's shared passion for sport while profiling Victoria's world-renowned ecosystem and India's growing proficiency.

Guest of honour, AC, of Victoria, on her second visit to India within one year, recognized a number of sporting initiatives including:

• Tennis Australia's Global Ball Kids program which will enable 1000 young people in Indian schools and sporting clubs to participate in a training camp, with up to ten selected to represent India at the in January 2019

Australia's documentary trailer soft launch, showcasing the history of rivalry between and India's teams which will be released in December 2018

• Digital innovation partnership between the and Indian leader, Infosys

• Australia's inclusion in the Deaf World Cup to be held in in November

• 'Aussie Rules' football programs in Mumbai, and Conducted by Richmond Football Club, almost 3000 Indians are expected to go through these programs by end of October

• Principal of that will be held in in April 2019, recognizing that is home to Australia's largest Indian diaspora and hosts more students than any other state

Victorian companies such as unicorn, Catapult Sports and sporting are active in India's growing professional sports industry. In October, a Victorian sports mission will visit and to attend the Sports Analytics Conference in and meet with industry leaders and organisations.

India is a market of significant interest for Victorian sports companies who have expertise in infrastructure, events, community participation and sports analytics. It is estimated that 65 per cent of Australia's sports companies are based in

"aims to strengthen and celebrate our connections with India through sports engagement. This forms a part of Victoria's India Strategy which was launched here in by our The initiatives I have announced include grassroots participation and diversity of participation, corporate collaborations and a celebration of our shared sporting history. We look forward to growing our dynamic relationship between India and Victoria through sport," said The of Victoria.

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First Published: Mon, October 01 2018. 15:51 IST