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Our Athlete Support Program identifies athletes from our grassroots ecosystem for added support to help them achieve their ultimate sporting goals. We provide the all-round support an athlete needs to ensure their focus remains on performance. The program identifies needs of the chosen athletes before providing the necessary interventions in the form of specialized coaching, proper equipment, access to sports science experts, and financial assistance. Currently, we have three athletes in our program with more expected to follow as we grow. 

Sandhya is India’s rugby sensation. She is a trailblazer, who has played a key role in ensuring women’s rugby is taken seriously in the country. Hailing from the tea gardens of Siliguri, the Indian women’s rugby team star has worked her way to the top, and is the only one from India chosen by Asia Rugby for their Unstoppable campaign. She is currently preparing for the Asian Games, and is hoping India can showcase their growth by bringing home a medal.

Sandhya Rai



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”

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Nishna Patel

Nisha Patel, the top-ranked women's amateur golfer in India, hails from Mumbai. With a remarkable +3 WHS handicap, she began her golf journey at BPGC at age 8. Formerly an accomplished inline skater, Nisha now dedicates herself fully to golf under the guidance of Laurence Brotheridge from the UK.

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Rujula Ramu

Karnataka’s number one ranked women’s player hails from Bengaluru. Rujula has been part of the Simply Sport program since 2022. The 15-year-old is highly-rated and is on course to fulfill her dreams of playing badminton at the highest level. She has had a stellar start to 2023 winning multiple All India Ranking Tournaments, while also taking part in the BWF Junior International Series events. Apart from being the top ranked player in the state, she is also ranked No.6 in India in the U19 category. 

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Ankita Dhyani

Ankita Dhyani, is among the rising stars of Indian athletics. The 22-year-old is a long-distance runner and was part of the Indian contingent at the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. Ankita cemented her place as one to watch after claiming bronze at the Asian Athletic Championships in 2023. Simply Sport is proud to be associated with Ankita, and will continue to support her as she chases her dream of winning medals for India on the global stage. 

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