CET Alumnus and IIMA graduate Rahul Antony (2004 Computer Science batch) along Arun V Nair, a badminton enthusiast, have been able to introduce the concept of an “active lifestyle” with over 20 sports clubs in India
The Bengaluru based startup, Sporthood is a network of neighbourhood sports clubs, empowering people across all age groups to connect with the sports and make it a part of their life. Their services spans across grassroot level coaching for five-year-olds upto sports-based fitness programmes designed to meet the lifestyle needs of adults.
Currently, they have a community of approximately 20,000 kids and adults playing as well as training football and badminton across a network of close to 20 sports clubs in Bengaluru and Kochi.
Sporthood ties up with venue partners and helps them monetise the sports infrastructure they have s et up. Then they undertake the end-to-end customer experience, including staffing and using the tech backends to manage the venue operations and deploy trained coaches. Customers can even access the entire service portfolio through the “Sporthood” app where their stats, progress, and entire sporting profile gets built.
The startup, which has 20 clubs in two cities, aims to expand its network to over 150 centres in 10 cities in the next three years. The team is also looking to add more sports like swimming, tennis, and cricket. Their vision is, and quoted, “to become the McDonald's in sports”.
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