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AboutUs

Sports & Education Promotion Trust (SEPT) was established to promote sports development in India with focus on football. Started in 2004 and based in Calicut, the trust has set up football training centres called “football nurseries” spread across 13 districts and Mahe. Majority of these centres are located in rural areas, one is in a tribal region. Given the huge potential in the tribal areas of Kerala which largely goes untapped due to financial constraints and lack of adequate sports infrastructure for the people of such area to pursue the game, the thrust of the initiative is on spotting and nurturing talent in rural parts of the country. Currently, SEPT has soccer nurseries in 51 centres . These include rural region, urban region, a tribal region and coastal region.
People Behind
Mr. K. S. Sarathlal

Mr. K. S. Sarathlal

Chairman

Son of a well known freedom fighter , Mr. K.S. Sarath Lal brings in his enormous expertise and experience into SEPT , who has an illustrious career in media with a formidable business background. He was a part of the media delegation who accompanied all the Indian Prime Ministers from 1990 onwards during their International visits. He was the Director in India Development Fund(IDF) which is under Govt. Of India –External Affairs Ministry.

Mr. Arun K. Nanu

Mr. Arun K. Nanu

Founder & CEO

Mr. Arun is a former National football referee. His love for football and his ability to spot and nurture talent in children had led him to set up SEPT. Arun’s vision is as clear as ever, and his faith in the project continues to inspire all who are drawn to his vision of hope. He has 15 years of experience in banking & finance and had worked as the head of Public Relations of a multi national company which he has now given up to fully concentrate on his passion for the game.

Mr.Sethumadhavan. C

Mr.Sethumadhavan. C

Secretary

Mr. Sethumadhavan brings to the table rich experiences from his stint as an Ex- FIFA referee. His enthusiasm for soccer is infectious, and this reflects in his working style. Mr.Sethumadhavan retired as the Principal of Chaliyam UHHS School.

Mr. V. A Jose

Mr. V. A Jose

Co-ordinator

Mr.Jose retired as the Vice¬ Principal at Vazhakkad Govt Higher Secondary School, Malappuram District. He has been exposed to football at various levels – from being a sports commentator to a Class III referee, Jose brings with him a rich perspective about the game he loves.

Prof. T. M. Abdurahiman

Prof. T. M. Abdurahiman

Chief Advisor

As former head of the Department of Physical Education, Regional Engineering College ( NIT) Calicut, Mr. Abdurahiman contributes in the area of processes and systems at SEPT. His formal exposure to the field of sports administration has gone a long way in formalizing processes at the trust. As Former Secretary, Kozhikode District Football Association and Former Member, Standing Committee, Kerala Sports Council, Mr. Abdurahiman brings rich sports management experience to SEPT

Mr. Manoj Kumar. M C

Mr. Manoj Kumar. M C

Chief Coach

A football fanatic, Manoj has represented Calicut University & Maharashtra State. Manoj’s dedication to the SEPT cause is admirable. When he isn’t thinking football, he works with the Bank of India, at their Calicut Branch.

Mr. Marcel Van Dijk

Mr. Marcel Van Dijk

Technical Advisor

Mr. Marcel is the summer scout of Ajax Amsterdam, and a reputed youth coach in Holland. Mr. Marcel is an avid football lover with a self-confessed love for India in general and SEPT in particular. His extensive technical expertise and active participation in SEPT camps have helped both the children and the coaches through his contemporary teaching techniques.

Mrs. Anitha Rajan

Mrs. Anitha Rajan

President - Women's wing

Former state footballer. Very good organiser. Holds senior post in the state govt service

Mrs. Sherly Suresh

Mrs. Sherly Suresh

Secretary - Women's wing

Efficient co-ordinator, works as a teacher at Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, Calicut

Mr. Manoj U. V

Mr. Manoj U. V

Board Member

Mrs. Neethu Mithun

Mrs. Neethu Mithun

Board Member

Mr. Ahamed Rafeeque

Mr. Ahamed Rafeeque

Board Member

Mr. Haridas P

Mr. Haridas P

Board Member