ABOUT US

Pro Sport Development International (PSD Int’l) is a social enterprise based in the UK, dedicated to using sport for the holistic development of young people. Through our sports programs, we engage with children and youth, especially girls and youth from marginalised and vulnerable communities, to build their soft skills and boost their potential. Currently, PSD Int’l has a presence across several states in India.

We focus on the following core activities:

  • Sport for development programs for children and youth.
  • Training programs and workshops for individuals and organisations who deliver sports programs for children and youth.
  • Tailored management and technical support services for organisations working with children and youth.

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PROGRAMS

Community Sports Program

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The Community Sports Program (CSP) is currently being implemented in Bhubaneswar, India and serves children from low-income and marginalised backgrounds. Using a specially designed curriculum, the programs supports the children’s holistic development through sports by teaching soft skills which build their confidence and self-esteem and boost their academic learning. There is a special emphasis on the participation of girls, and on teaching the children to work in mixed- gender teams.

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Kadam Badhato Chalo (KBC)

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Kadam Badhate Chalo (KBC), which literally means ‘Keep Moving Forward’ is a youth-led program which works to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) across 14 states in India. It calls upon young boys and girls to identify issues of VAWG in their communities and to collectively find solutions to them. Sports-based interventions are utilised within the KBC framework to facilitate interaction between boys and girls and question gender stereotypes.

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GOVERNING BOARD

  • Edith Read has over 5 years of experience in the institutional and non-profit sectors. She spent three years working for the European Union’s International Cooperation and Development department, providing oversight to programme development, external relations and communication. Prior to this, she worked with organisations in India on various themes related to corporate social responsibility and participatory development. Edith holds a Bachelor’s degree in European Politics and French from King’s College London UK, and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

    Edith Read

    Chairperson

  • Suheil Farrell Tandon is the Director- Founder of Pro Sport Development, a social enterprise dedicated to using sport to aid in the holistic development of children and youth in India. With almost a decade worth of experience, he specialises in the sports development field, with a background in sports management and coaching, and a vast knowledge of and varied experiences relating to sport in global locations including the UK, Canada and India. Suheil holds a Bachelor’s in Maths and Economics from McGill University and Masters in Sports Management from Loughborough University.

    Suheil Farrell Tandon

    Director - Operations

  • Peter Swinford is a youth worker and a Director at Empowr-U, a UK-based organisation working to engage, inspire and empower young people in Coventry and Warwickshire through a range of activities and opportunities. With almost 5 years of experience, he has previously worked as a Coach and Education Officer with Pro Sport Development in India as well as with the Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, assisting the Strength & Conditioning roles of the club. Peter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Science and a Master’s degree in Sports Performance from the University of Bedfordshire.

    Peter Swinford

    Director - Compliance

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