Sports in MuzaffarnagarMuzaffarnagar although being a small district entertain people along with keeping them healthy and fit. The city's sports administration encourage young talents to participate and do good in various sports activity and the same is supported by various schools, extracurricular institutions and district sports department.
District Sports Office has a huge contribution towards the development and encouragement of sports activity in Muzaffarnagar. Located at the Sports Stadium Campus on Meerut Road, the District Sports Office has arranged sufficient infrastructural facility in the stadium to promote the sports activity. The entire complex consists of multipurpose hall, swimming pool and a stadium. The infrastructure is so well managed that several games can be played here which includes basket ball, volley ball, football ground, hand ball, hockey lawn and even cricket. In the multi-purpose hall one can find table for table tennis, weight lifting items and also badminton courts for the interested ones. There are separate arrangements for swimming training for the kids as well as adults in the two swimming pools available.
The main objective of the sports office and the authorities are to nurture young talents and groom them to become good players. To achieve this goal the Sports Department organizes special coaching camps for under-15 boys and girls. Trained sportsmen and qualified coaches are being called up from Sports Authority of India regularly to guide them. There are hostel facilities to promote sports activity with more integral trainings. All these are financed by the Sports Department, Uttar Pradesh. For these talented players the Sports department arranges for scholarships and stipends so that no financial burden engulfs their love for sports. Even Lakshman Awards are awarded to the sportsmen for outstanding achievements.
The sports department also takes initiative in coordinating sports event related to various sports like hockey, football, badminton, judo etc. Various national and international-level players like Sanjiv Balian in Voleyball, Nawab Mian in Shooting and Anuj in wrestling and many others.
To promote sports in Muzaffarnagar the schools also take a huge responsibility. Every school in the district has separated sports ground or playing area and special teachers to encourage every child in their favorite sports. Even inter-school competition are organized by the school boards to promote sports in the district.
Apart from outdoor games there are a lot of indoor games which attracts people of the city. Carom, chess, cards are some of the favorite leisure time games which magnetize the local crowds here. Sports have huge exposure in Muzaffarnagar and the authorities take a note to utilize the opportunity for the correct candidate in a perfect way.