Development Centres

Currently, five Developmental Centers are operated by RDT in the district of Anantapur. These include the Hockey centres in Dharmavaram and Anantapur town, the multi-sport centres in Bathalapalli & Atmakur and the residential centre for Special Olympics in Bathalapalli. There are a total of 599 youth (130 girls and 469 boys) participating in regular and weekly programs in the sporting disciplines of Cricket, Football, Hockey. Kabaddi, Kho-Kho & Special Olympics.


The entire program is supported by RDT and children in development centres are provided the following support:

  • Well-maintained infrastructure, including full-sized grounds with changing rooms as well as indoor facilities. (Football, Kabaddi and Kho-Kho Infrastructure at Atmakur and Bathalapalli centers was developed by RDT in partnership with FC Barcelona Foundation)
  • Full-time coach for respective sport appointed by RDT for each centre.
  • Coaches are trained and supported by RDT.
  • Training gear and equipment provided to all children.
  • Nutrition program, providing all children additional diet aligned to their training needs.
  • Educational support, including daily Computer and English classes for all children.