“It Was My Turn To Stand Up To The Mark”, Said Shubham Sangwan, Midfielder, Telangana

“Is there a player from Telangana”, asked the social media team of SSPF. I was practising in the ground when I heard this question. However, I was busy practising and felt that someone would tell them that Shubham is from Telangana. Next day was the big match against SSPF. We all were practising hard. It was difficult because we all as a team have met after a long time. Team coordination was one of the major aspects in football. I have always loved football the most among all the good things in life, and SSPF (School Sports Promotion Foundation) has played an important role in giving me the platform to perform my level best in the game.

There was a series of process through which we were selected, at each level we got to know new techniques, skills, drills to improve our game. We (representatives) came from different parts of the country and shared our experiences with each other along with the guidelines of our coaches and managers. The Champions Match held between SSPF and BBFS was a head to head battle as both the teams gave their best. We all reported to SSPF 4 days before the match day. The stay was facilitated well with the best accommodation by SSPF.

Playing With Bhaichung & Renedy

Under the tremendous instructions of our coach Deepak sir and Mr. Harish, manager, we adjusted our allocation and positional play to set ourselves for the match. Our sync became prefect by 22nd, as we won two practice matches. Next day was big. It was the match day, we all were excited to play against Bhaichung and with Renedy, and we were a bit tensed too as we were to play in front of a big crowd and television viewers throughout the nation. We were all determined to beat BBFS.

How Rajat Rathi Played An Important Role?

After a heartwarming ceremony, the match started. It took a while for us to set a strategical play against BBFS’s professional play. Deepak sir came up with some suggestions for midfielders. We successfully converted some attacks leading to a 34th min goal by Mehto the captain. Rathi kept disturbing opponents right wing, eventually helping us to penetrate more in opponent’s defensive area.

Thank you CHOTE LAL!

After half time it was my turn to stand up to the mark, and then I successfully converted chote’s lal’s pass into an overhead goal. We won the match with our keeper with clean sheet. We were presented by medals from Mr. Om Pathak, SSPF Chairman with the trophy, and were titled as The Champions Match winners. It was hell of an experience for me and I thank SSPF for the opportunity.


The last words I heard in the playground were, “And it’s Shubham Sangwan from Telangana who made the second goal for SSPF”.

Little Wonder Boy Of Cricket From Haridwar Strikes A Double Century

213 runs in just 76 balls. It is not a score of any National or International player, it is an amazing mark achieved by a 14 year school boy playing under SSPF School India Cup’s cluster level cricket tournament.

Aryan Sidharth Panwar of Holy Cross Sr. Sec. School Haridwar scored this double ton against S.M.T. Neema Devi Kala Public School. In his innings, Aryan hit 12 sixes and 24 fours that means out of his total of 213 runs, 168 runs were scored by boundaries and only 45 runs were made by running between the wickets.

With the help of excellent 213 runs inning of Aryan, his team Holy Cross Sr. Sec. School Haridwar was able to set a target of 356 runs and able to beat S.M.T. Neema Devi Kala Public School by a huge margin of 200 runs.

Aryan is an all- rounder, this right handed batsman not only piled up so many runs against the opponent team but also has taken two wickets of Akash Kumar and Aditya Singh of S.M.T. Neema Devi Kala Public School team. He bowled both the batsman to contribute in his team’s victory.

Aryan is the son of a BSF Jawan Mr. Subhash Panwar and his mother Savita Panwar is a Govt. school teacher in Haridwar. Apart from his studies, Aryan is setting a bench mark for every young cricketer by showcasing such brilliant talent on field.

SSPF Announces India’s Largest Grassroots School Tournament Schools India Cup 2017: Om Pathak

April 23, 2017: SSPF today announces India’s largest grassroots school sports tournament SCHOOLS INDIA CUP 2017 in 5 different sports. In its 2nd season SSPF is all set to go ahead with three new sports i.e. Volleyball, Basketball, Athletics along with Cricket and Football. This is for the first time that a sports competition or tournament is being organized on a national level.

As compared to the 1st season the number of schools participating this year is almost double which is near 4 thousand schools from different states and districts of the country.  To encourage such participation of schools and children SSPF came up with a National tournament of every sport under its National Talent Search and Nurture Program.

“We are committed to serve the nation and sports is one of the medium where we need to emphasis so that we can bring glory to the country on International sports arena.” Said SSPF chairman Om Pathak. “We are proud to announce a nationwide sports tournament Schools India Cup to be played in 5 different sports under SSPF.” He said.

Former India Football captain and SSPF National Football Council Chairman Bhaichung Bhutia is excited with this program-” It is a kind of program which is designed to give exposure to the real talent at grassroots at the right time and in right manner.” He said

In a very short span of one year, SSPF has expanded individual sports and received the honor of National Sports Promotion Organization (NSPO) by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. Now, Schools India Cup is the largest tournament across the country which will further add integrity to this program by opening avenues of opportunities of recognition to the participating school children in education and career

Former Indian Footballer Renedy Singh who is associated with SSPF as a secretary of SSPF National Football Council said “conducting such kind to structured sports tournament across the country will further strengthen the commitment of SSPF to produce more young talents who will represent India on International platform”.

The NTSN 2016-17 competitions are slated to start in two phases this year- January & April 2017. In the first phase districts which have completed 8 or more school teams have played. Rest of the districts will play in the second phase of the tournament will start by the end of the April 2017 in all the above mentioned 5 sports.

SSPF National Football Team 2016 Beat Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools By 2-0 In A Thriller

Palam Vihar, April 23: SSPF XI secured a smashing victory over BBFS XI to win the exhibition match between SSPF National Football team 2016 and Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools. SSPF team outwitted BBFS by 2-0 to win the CHAMPIONS FOOTBALL MATCH, held at DPSG Palam Vihar School. This thrilling match was conducted by the School Sports Promotion Foundation.

To make it a nail biting match, Bhaichung Bhutia and Renedy Singh also hit the field. Bhaichung played from BBFS team whereas Renedy represented SSPF on field in the match. It was amazing to see both teams lined up in the center with two of the celebrity players leading their respective sides.

In a power packed ground the match started with a whistle of the referee. After a long drawn midfield battle which SSPF XI controlled with a sensible approach, Midfielder  and captain Raj Kishore Mahto (Jharkhand) beat a diving BBFS XI goalkeeper with a superbly timed right footer. With this superb goal in the 26th minute of the match, SSPF XI had a lead of 1-0 in the match.

Everyone was preparing for a grinding battle in the second half the match as BBFS XI was all set to attack to even the score but SSPF XI defended very well till the last. In the 51st minute of the game SSPF again break in BBFS XI’s defense and made it unbeatable 2-0 by mid-fielder Shubham Sangwan (Telangana).

After full time, SSPF XI announced winner by 2-0 against BBFS XI in this champions match. School Sports Promotion Foundation Chairman Mr. Om Pathak and its Treasurer Mr. Anshul Pathak presented the medals and trophies.

BBFS XI– Pavan Yadav, Aryaman Ladha, Shivam Maan, Shivansh Anand, Yarmi Woleng, Ansh Chauhan, Madhusudan Sharma, Divas Shukla, Mukul Gehlot, Siddhant Sharma, Abhishek Sansanwal, Pradyuman, Ankur Bargoti, Puneet Prakash, Vishal Bhardwaj, Trijat, Arka Jyoti Majumdar, Nirmal Kumar, Siddhant Rao.

SSPF XI– Abdullah Rangrez, Samir Thapa, Shardul Gusain, Anmol Soni, Abhishek Aggarwal, Raj Kishore Mahto (C), Jitendra Manjhi, Chote Lal Mahto, Jitendra Mahto, Sameer Kiro, Aleef Rahman Mollah, Sameer Seshadri, Rajat Rathi, Ashu Singh, Mohammed Sohel Mansuri, Rajat Singh, Shubham Sangwan.

You won’t believe what is happening in BBFS v/s SSPF Match!!!

Bhaichung Bhutia is coming.

Renedy Singh will play against Bhutia’s team.

It’s BBFS v/s SSPF

Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools V/S School Sports Promotion Foundation

What Time Is It On, Where Can We See It Live And What Is The Latest Team News?

SSPF takes on BBFS at DPSG Palam Vihar in a game that will be one of the biggest football championships for Gurgaon. This is a big match for the SSPF National Team 2016 and the team is again coming together after the Football Nationals 2016. Here is everything you need to know about the historic Sunday game.

What Time Is SSPF V/S BBFS?

BBFS v/s SSPF will kick off at 4 pm.

SSPF team should know what exactly they need to stay in the game to win the championship against one of the strongest football teams, BBFS. This clash is one of the biggest clashes of what has been an exciting game for the football lovers of Gurgaon.

Where You Can See The Match Live?

You can see the telecast of SSPF v/s BBFS live on SSPF’s FB page. The other option is to go for the registration process in the website of DPSG PALAM VIHAR. This is specifically for students. Students need to update the school ID card to get the registration passes.

What Is The Latest SSPF V/S BBFS Team News?

Bhaichung Bhutia is supporting BBFS’s team. He will initially play for few minutes on their behalf. Reneddy Singh will cheer for SSPF. Catch all the actions live on 23rd April, 2017. See you there!

School Sports Promotion Foundation (SSPF) Vs Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools (BBFS)

School Sports Promotion Foundation (SSPF) Vs Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools (BBFS)
School Sports Promotion Foundation (SSPF) Vs Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools (BBFS)

Big shout-out to all the Football lovers!!!

The feeling of watching a football game brings in a lot of anticipation whether your favorite team will make or break your day. It is all about the last minute goals, crazy and majestic skills, and also fans singing their favorite teams name as if in a choir, with a loud cheer and pure joy. Football is one game that brings out the right intensity of a game.

This month our very own superstars, SSPF National Team 2016 will be playing against Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools team, at the grounds of DPSG, I Block Palam Vihar.

Come and join us and witness the thrilling and nail-biting match that will take place on 23rd April 2017.

1st Phase Of Cluster Football Tournament In Jaipur District (Rajasthan) Concluded Successfully

In its second season, SSPF successfully made its mark in the western part of the country. Under the title of Schools India Cup, first phase of cluster level football tournament completed in Jaipur district, Rajasthan with four prestigious participating schools – 

  • Defence Public School 
  • Green Gate English Sr. Sec. School
  • Subodh Public School
  • V.B. Vidyashram 

Amongst these schools, two schools i.e. Subodh Public School and B.V. B. Vidyasharam are with SSPF since first season whereas other two schools are the new member of SSPF family. In total 6 matches played, we have witnessed many budding talents battling out for win.

Match 1- Defence Public School Vs Green Gate English Sr. Sec. School

School Won- Defence Public School 

MOM- Vivek Dudi

Goal- 3 goals

Match 2- Subodh Public School Vs Green Gate English Sr. Sec. School

School Won- Subodh Public School

MOM- Arpit Sharma

Goal- 1 goal

Match 3- B.V.B. Vidyashram Vs Green Gate English Sr. Sec. School

School Won- B.V.B. Vidyashram

MOM- Dilip Singh Bhati

Goal- 3, assisted 1

Match 4- Subodh Public School Vs Defence Public School

School Won- Defence Public School

MOM- Vivek Dudi

Goal- 1

Match 5- B.V.B. Vidyashram Vs Defence Public School

School Won- B.V.B. Vidyashram

MOM- Dilip Singh Bhati

Goal- 1

Match 6- B.V.B. Vidyashram Vs Suboddh Public School

MOM- Manan Patni

School- B.V.B. Vidyashram

Goal- 1

Now, very soon SSPF is all set to start the second phase of cluster level tournament in football as well as all other 4 sports.

KLS English Medium School (Belgaum, Karnataka) Made Its Mark In The First Phase Of Cluster Football Tournament

For a sportsman win is the epitome of hard work and dedication. To get to the pinnacle of their sport, even the most naturally gifted athletes have to give it their all. This is what KLS English Medium School has done to win the cluster level tournament of Belgaum district (Karnataka). With phase- 1 of Schools India Cup 2017 coming to an end KLS English Medium School has made its mark.

Tushar Panwar, 9th class football player of this school has been the star player of this tournament. Tushar was the part of total 6 goals in which he assisted or scored it himself for his team to win. 2 out of 4 matches which his team played he was the “Man of The Match”   including the knock out where he assisted Ayan Mudalgi to make the first goal for his team KLS English Medium School won by 2-1 against Islamiya P.U. Comp. collage.


The tournament took place at Subhash Chandra Ground, Shivaji Colony, Tilakwadi. In first phase 8 schools in 2 clusters took place-

  • Cluster 1:
    • KLS English Medium School
    • Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, Belgaum Cantt.
    • Love Dale Central School
    • Cantonment Board School
  • Cluster 2:
    • Islamiya Comp. P. U. Collage
    • KLE International School
    • Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Khanapur
    • Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, AFS Sambra

Out of these clusters winner of each cluster made it to knockout qualifier-

  • Cluster 1 Winner: KLS English Medium School
  • Cluster 2 Winner: Islamiya Comp. P. U. Collage

After a great qualifier KLS English Medium School excelled to make it to the top with flying colors. Now SSPF is all set to start the second phase of cluster level tournament in football as well as all other 4 sports. The tournament is likely to start from 15th April 2017 onwards.

NSPO Looks Out for Young Players for Schools India Cup

Schools India Cup
Schools India Cup

With the unmeasurable support from the Sports Authority of India; School Sports Promotion Foundation brings Schools India Cup which sees students from all corners of the country playing national tournaments at the grassroots level. In the first season, National Sports Promotion Organisation has made more than 2100 schools play over 2000 matches and students over 20 states have taken an active part in the games last year.

School Sports Promotion Foundation (SSPF) believes that with the help of right guidance and sheer hard work, each of the deserving candidates blooming with talent – will surely achieve the best of all success, marking a niche in the enigmatic field of the sports world.

Chairman and educationist, Mr. Om Pathak introduces Schools India Cup to bring forth skillful and creative players of this young and energetic generation to take the sports at the grassroots to the next level. Along with a group of legendary and renowned experts such as Mr. Bhaichung Bhutia and Mr. Chetan Sharma, among others, they are all breaking the stereotype and are scout hunting fresh talents from different corners of remote areas in the country.

School Sports Promotion Foundation has recently being appointed as the National Sports Promotion Organisation by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports by the government, thus giving a national honor within such a short span.

It is indeed a matter of a great pride that SSPF is now conducting Schools India Cup to help the students realize their dream coming true. These students will be given a push to pursue their favorite sport and recognize their talent. Handpicked by our panel of experts during the ground level tests and tournaments, further, these students will be playing at the state and national levels after rigorous core training under the supervision of professional guidance.

Schools India Cup registrations are open to schools and team entry. Any school from any part of the country is welcome to register themselves under the sports category – Cricket, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, and Athletics.

To register, visit www.sspf.in

‘A small step but looking forward to making a difference’ – says SSPF Chairman at the Press Conference, Press Club of India, New Delhi.

Press Conference @ Press Club Of India
Press Conference @ Press Club Of India

On Saturday, 7th January 2017, School Sports Promotion Foundation made an official announcement of being recognized as ‘National Sports Promotion Organization‘ by the Government of India for its grassroots initiatives across five sports namely Football, Volleyball, Cricket, Basket Ball and Athletes.

The press conference started off with a speech by SSPF Chairman Shree Om Pathak, introducing all the dignitaries of the organization to the press. He talked about how core pillars of NSPO are important to each of the members working in this wonderful initiative. He said, “Schools should prioritize sports along with the education. To make winning a habit for any sports person, not only we will conduct tournaments to spot talents but nurture them with good facility, also providing them a quality education.”

Sports Authority of India is supporting the noble cause and to add further, Shri Hira Ballabh, (Executive Director (Finance)SAI, said, “Our country is blooming with sports talents. We must scout spot these talents and provide them the necessary facility to bring excellence in sports.” He also thanked SSPF Chairman Om Pathak for taking this step to make a difference and needed at this time. He said, “We aim to develop indoor and outdoor sports facility. Time has come and we need to continue to aim higher to promote deserving players from the corners of our country.”

Former India football captain and SSPF National Football Council Chairman Bhaichung Bhutia shared his excitement over short video message which said, “Programs like SSPF should get more importance so that the real talent at grassroots can get exposure at the right time and in right manner.” He said “schools are where our future champions are,” we are sure that this step of Government to recognize SSPF as NSPO will make parents around the country realize how essential it is to balance education and sport.”

“Cricket has never got enough limelight in school level.” said Chetan Sharma, former International Cricketer, but now the National Cricket Council Chairman, “We need to find the right backup for International level sports from the school level. When we started off with the project, we introduced two games – Cricket and Football, and within a short span of a year, we are now NSPO body, it is a great stepping stone for us all. We look forward to continuing to bring in new changes which shape life path for deserving student”

 1962 Asian Games Decathlon Gold Medallist Gurbachan Singh Randhawa also expressed his concern about current facility about any sports these days at the school level. According to him, nurturing budding talents with great facility should be the ideal priority right now. A man of few words, he made it clear that press should feature more sports as well. This gives a lot of confidence to the students from other sports to come out and participate more.  Former India volleyball star Om Parkash expressed a belief that with the support of Ministry, SSPF will make a significant contribution to the national sports scenario.

Concluding the conference with few fiery rounds of questions by the media, Chairman Om Pathak said, “We are looking ahead at a larger than life picture here, concentrating on Centre of Excellence which is an equal balance of education and sports. We want a child, irrespective of any background, metro or non-metro residence, or any other differences, to learn to excel in his/her talent. We want to take school level talent, and nurture and coach them to compete at the district level and filter out the best-sought ones to ultimately mark niche at the International Games.”

In its second session, NT-SN will attempt to get around 10,000 school teams across 300 districts in 25 states. Participation of around 2, 00,000 students is expected who will play around 16,000 matches.