The aim of our athlete support initiative is to provide holistic support to the selected individual athletes with the potential to excel and represent India in the sport. Potential athletes are chosen from our community/partner programs and inducted into the support program from time to time. Through this program, we identify the need of the athletes and based on that, we provide interventions in the form of coaching, equipment, sports science support, financial, and nutrition to help them achieve their goals. At present, we have three athletes who are part of this program.
Sandhya Is an Indian national rugby player from Siliguri, a small town in West Bengal, is the first and only Indian among the 16 'unstoppable' women players shortlisted from Asia as part of Asia Rugby's Rugby Unstoppable campaign. In the recent Asian super seven series, she was on the team which won Silverware. She is also pursuing her sports management degree in parallel.
Sandhya Rai - “I have never experienced anything like this before. Earlier I would always struggle to save up for a new kit, or equipment but now all of it is taken care of by the Athlete Support Program. I never focused on nutrition and diet because I was unaware of it but now I have a guided plan of when to eat, what to eat, and how much to eat which has positively impacted my performance. The mental health sessions also have benefitted me. I have seen a huge change in performance from before and mentally also I am more stable”
Saneeth is a national-level badminton player from Karnataka. He has transitioned to the senior category, ranked no.1 at the state level, and is looking to reach the top 10 national rankings. Under the experienced coach Arvind Bhat and aspires to make it to the top of the men’s world singles rankings and become an Olympic champion.
Saneeth Dayanand - “Athlete Support Program has definitely changed my performance in a positive way. With their help, I am able to participate in international championships”.
Rujula hails from Bengaluru, Karnataka. She currently holds the No.1 ranking in both women's and U-19 singles in the state. She is also ranked No.3 in India in the U-17 girl's category.