About Sportz Village Foundation

Sportz Village Foundation is the non-profit subsidiary of India’s largest sports education organization Sportz Village, which for last two decades, is helping children from public schools (rural & urban) benefit from sports and physical education programs for improved developmental outcomes. Sportz Village Foundation initiatives encompass Sports Education, Sporting Excellence, Gender Equity, Community Development, Livelihood & Capacity Building, with footprints spanning numerous states, including Delhi-NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and more. Sportz Village Foundation is also on the panel of NSDC, CII, NITI Aayog, and several state governments as a strategic partner and advisor for sports education.
Sportz Village Foundation’s flagship program #SportForChange utilizes its highly awarded structured physical education program ‘EduSports’ to drive change in schools, enhancing health, education and social-emotional skills for children and has positively impacted close to 2,00,000 children across 1000 public schools in India. The program is scientifically researched, highly tested, and wellintegrated into the core education process of the schools; also aligns with the UNSDG (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) such as good health, quality education, gender equality, and sustainable communities. Sportz Village Foundation’s PathwayZ Sports Excellence program is modelled to identify, nurture and support sporting talent in schools and communities from grassroots to elite level. Currently, the program is engaging 2000+ student-athletes in 30+ Sports Development Centres and High performance Learning Centres for various disciplines incl. Athletics, Football, Volleyball, Cricket and Kabaddi. Over 600 student-athletes have also been selected for District, State and National level games respectively.

Make the world a better
place by getting more
children to play

To build the world's largest
youth sports platform that
gets 100 million kids to play.

Our Team

Saumil Majmudar

Co-founder, CEO and Managing Director, Sportz Village

An alumnus from IIT Bombay and IIM Bangalore, Saumil is the Co-Founder and CEO of SportzVillage. Over the past 2 decades, Saumil has been working with schools, federations, policymakers and sponsors for creating opportunities for children to experience the magic of sports. He has personally engaged with more than 1, 00,000 children and 50,000 parents.

He is also the recipient of the prestigious “Emerging Entrepreneur Award” by CII and has been recognized as one of the “Top 50 Leaders Influencing Education” by Education World. An ardent sports lover, Saumil continues to follow his passion for sports through regular badminton, karate and golf sessions.

Parminder Gill

Co-founder and Head, Sportz Village Foundation & Chief Business Officer Corporate

In his current role, Parminder helps leading corporates and brands align their business mandate with measurable social impact – through Sportz Village’s Sport for Change and Experiential Sports Marketing platforms. 

Previously, as Head of Business for Sportz Village EduSports, Parminder has advised leading educationists, policy makers and development specialists in integrating sport with the learning and development environments for children and youth. Before Sportz Village, Parminder has had another stint as an entrepreneur in the technology space – and has also run leadership roles in mid-sized and large corporate firms in India and abroad. His other interests include running, hiking, golf, long drives – and good parenting.

Ankit Bhatia

Operations Head, Sportz Village Foundation

After the realization set in that he will not be making it as a professional footballer or Wimbledon great, Ankit decided to work in an industry that gives sports inclined youth the platform to realize their potential and set them on their way to achieving great things. He leads operations for the Foundation team, driving ‘sport for change’ programs in government schools across India. Ankit graduated from Shri Ram College of Commerce with a Bachelor’s in Economics and earned his MBA in Marketing at MICA.

Nihit Singh

Lead – Product and Strategy,  Sportz Village Foundation

Nihit leads Product and Strategy at Sportz Village along with leading a few new initiatives. He loves building successful products from scratch. Nihit is an alumnus of the prestigious IIM Calcutta and Delhi College of Engineering. His personal interests are sports and traveling. He is also an international Racketlon player and participates in World Tour tournaments.

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