India can do wonders in sports if our young sports talents are recognized and supported at the grass root level and supporting pillars of their performances – coaches, training clubs and educational institutes are given the due credits. In this direction, Gamatics India Pvt Ltd in association with NSRCEL – IIM Bangalore and KHEL Foundation have started an initiative called STEPP (Sports Talent Exploration and Promotion Program).
The pilot project is STEPP-Karnataka (http://gamatics.in/stepp/) focusing on talents in Karnataka. Under this initiative, more than 3500 applications were received across all age, gender, sports, and geography. 3 months of intensive analytics was done to identify the top 200+ sports talents, 50+ coaches, 50+ clubs and 40+ educational institutes.
Talents recognized from Belagavi:
Rijul Patil, Sunidhi Halkare, Anumati Chougule (Love Dale Central School), Arya Doddannavar, Mandar Desurkar (KLE International school)
Under the List of Top Sports Supporting Educational Institutes of Karnataka under STEPP Karnataka-2018 initiative, we have 4 names –
Govindram Seksaria Science College
Abba Sports Club
Rotary Club of Belgaum