SSPF recognized as National Sports Promotion Organization (NSPO) by Govt. of India

sspf-logo23 December 2016: As we all are about to welcome New Year 2017, SSPF is thrilled to share the honor given by Govt. of India for its noble vision & mission to promote school sports at the grassroot level. We are extremely proud to announce that Government of India has now recognized SSPF as a National Sports Promotion Organization [NSPO].

After our expansion from 2 sports to 5 in the coming year 2016-17, this is yet another reason to celebrate our big achievement and motivating us to work for bigger and better. SSPF is the 1st private organization and India’s largest school level grassroot sports program to receive this recognition.

This recognition from Govt. of India will enable the talented and meritorious players from schools to access concessions and admission preferences in universities of their choice. As now SSPF is at par with National Sport Federations in priority category. By becoming NSPO, we can now provide the best chance to participating players the opportunities of becoming national / international level sportspersons and bring glory to the country.

School Sports Promotion Foundation [SSPF] in association with Sports Authority of India, [SAI] launched India’s first and only school level grassroots sports program, National Talent Search & Nurture [NTSN], last year. It was for the first ever time in India 1,200 Schools participated in a talent Search & nurture program.

For this season, apart from cricket & football SSPF has launched volleyball, basketball and athletics (girls & boys) also to help students choose sport of their choice and excel under proper and professional guidance. NTSN season 2 will kick start in two phases in January & April 2017. In first phase district with 8 or above school teams will play. The window for first phase will by 15-30 January 2017. Districts which have not completed 8 teams till January will play in second phase and window for this phase will be 10-25 April 2017.

Renedy Singh shows confidence in NTSN to be the largest grass root program providing India its future talents.

renedyDelhi: December 22, 2016: Former Indian midfielder Renedy Singh is excited to be a part of School Sports Promotion Foundation. As the secretary of National Football Council Renedy is confident to find talent which can represent India in football on an international platform.

“I feel proud to be a part of such a foundation which is committed and working actively to identify, nourish and give opportunities to young talents so that India gets her due glory in international sports arena. I will contribute in every possible manner to achieve this noble goal” he said.

Renedy recalled his early days when he used to play for clubs like Mohun Bagan and learned many skills which contributed to his success when he represented India. Renedy is confident and excited to guide budding talents with his experience to explore their game and refine it to make it a passion and profession for country and their own glory.

“Every player is unique in its own way, here in SSPF we need to identify one good quality in a player to groom it as his skill. NTSN gives that opportunity to get connected with the player at his growing age for his successful professional career. With such vast reach to every state and district it will be an opportunity for us to nurture every aspiring young player to be the best” said the Indian midfielder.

In the inaugural year, as many as 880 matches were played by 436 schools in 14 States. For NTSN’s second season with the support of former Indian captain and newly appointed SSPF’s National Football Council Chairman Bhaichung Bhutia, Renedy targets more than 4,000 of schools across the country to be a part of NTSN in 2016-17.