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 two athletes who are part of this program. 
 

Our Athlete

Sandhya Rai

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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.

Testimonials

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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Saneeth Dayanand

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.

Testimonials 

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”.

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Rujula Ramu

Rujula Ramu was born on 12th October 2007, in Bengaluru, India. , from the beginning of her career, only after a year of training, had shown superior determination, talent, ownership, and sportsmanship spirit.

She currently stands as State Number 1 in Singles U-17 Girl’s category after winning the state championship tournament in 2021. This year 2022, Rujula entered the semi-finals (U-17 girls) in the National category tournament held at Chandigarh & He also won the Women’s singles Karnataka State Championship Ranking tournament in 2022 and was runner-up in the U-19 girls’ singles championship.