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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
Prof. T.M. Abdurahiman

Prof. T.M. Abdurahiman

Chief Advisor

As former head of the Department of Physical Education, REC 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.

Arun K. Nanu

Arun K. Nanu

Chairman

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.

Sethumadhavan. C

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.

V. A Jose

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.

K.G.Somasekharan

K.G.Somasekharan

Treasurer

An ardent sports fan and a former sports person, Mr K. G. Somashekaran is a retired Executive Engineer formerly of the Public Works Department. Being an excellent organizer, he has to his credit the successful organization of many events & functions. An extensive travel portfolio and public relations make him an asset to an organization like SEPT.

Manoj Kumar. M C

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.

Sreenivasan V

Sreenivasan V

Trustee

Currently the treasurer of the Usha School of Athletics (USHA), Mr. Sreenivasan brings to SEPT his skill in sport administration. Having been a member of the National Kabbadi team, Mr. Sreenivasan understands the importance of organizations like SEPT in promoting sports in India.

Volker Jung, Germany

Volker Jung, Germany

Technical Director

Mr. Volker Jung is the Ex-Technical Director of FC Kempten, Germany and the former chief coach of their youth side. Mr. Volker Jung 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.

Anitha Rajan

Anitha Rajan

President - Women's wing

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

Sherly Suresh

Sherly Suresh

Secretary - Women's wing

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