College champ in Athletics, with 20 years of Management and Leadership training, founder of www.atmospheretraining.com. An industrial Engineer with international training certifications but always wanting to play football in between his training schedule, his father, uncles and brother are all state and national level footballers.

So the CORE of this engineer is always a football, even today you will see him give ....a run for 20 years old players, he plays with passion and desire to win always.

He is the CEO, but we call him our Chief of Everything Officer, of Kickstart

Laxman - COO

Lives and breaths Football.

A midfielder and captain of many teams, who rattles goalkeepers and cross bars with his pile-driver power shooting, a finance professional for whom a football on his feet is a better asset than anything in the world.

His grip on football statistics are better than stock market numbers. Has an eye to spot talent on the field and managing people and business relationships are his second nature.

He is the COO, but we call him our Chief Fire Fighting Officer, of Kickstart

Ba. Mahendhiran - CIO

He has a deadly eye for details to an extent of being picky and critical but for good reasons "Help People", brings in the most befitting philosophy to KickStart "Greatest Joy is in Serving People"

A highly reputed educationist from south of India running more than 19 institutions ranging from schools, international school, polytechnic, Arts&Science colleges to engineering colleges and more. He has wide and varied interest in business from Education, Information Technology, Textile, Movie production and now catalyzing growth of the beautiful game and importantly fitness.

His industrious, methodical and efficient ways are contagious and fun filled, at KickStart PLAYing is WORKing

He is our Director, but for us he is our CIO - Chief Inspiring Officer

Faustino Rosario - CXO

You will find him to be an upbeat, intrinsically motivated team player, eternally positive, irritatingly committed, contagiously happy, a student at heart with excellent communication skills.

Simply WAS a University level footballer who shamelessly quit to pursue Engineering in Electronics and Masters in Business at OU. He is a Lean specialist, ASQ Six Sigma BB, CPPAP MBTI and an entrepreneur. Finally as a striker has hit a HAND of GOD, to become a SOCCERprenuer!!!

A friend Unknownananda famously said Once a footballer will always be a footballer. The prophecy has come true, a full circle. He has track record of being clear, fast, energetic and leaving you happy!!!!

A Sports evangelist, he is also the CXO and Chief Strategist at Kickstart Body-Mind-Soul!!!!

Vijay Konnur - CSA

Born a software engineer and grown through the ranks to heading the Indian operations for a large European firm, Vijay has always been an entrepreneur at heart and has been part of multiple initiatives and start ups.

Returning to India after spending nearly 20 years in US and Europe, Vijay brings strong overseas connections and network to this organization. As our chief strategic advisor, Vijay's focus is to ensure Kickstart delivers its on its vision.

Social inclusion of under-privileged kids through football is very close to his heart and mind and is one of his key objectives.

He is our Chief Strategic Advisor at Kickstart!

Peter van de Moesdijk - DIP

Born in 1951, Peter is a veteran educationist, living near Eindhoven, city of PSV Holland. He has been the Director of Education for highly reputed school in Holland. He started his career as a teacher in the year 1972, has over 43 years of experience across various domains in the field of education and has left a legacy of institutions of high repute.

In his role as a Director education, he has built expertise across curriculum design, sports and technology in holistic education, assessment and evaluation, professional development for teachers, pedagogies based on the theory of Multiple Intelligences, Learning styles in curriculum and administration skills.

His art of spotting children's inherent talents and creating a road map for success by building right ecosystem internally and networking with relevant sports and other partners has been par excellence. He believes in developing soccer for building conduct and character in people by leveraging his deep connection and well oiled network across industries, soccer federation etc in Holland and across Europe.

He is also been a part of AVSenCNV since 1974 and has played a huge role both in Holland and in India towards Poverty Alleviation, improved health, preserving environment...and now will work for development of SOCCER at grassroots with kickstart...look for world class coaching with care, international tie-up, build Xchange program etc... KickStartGameON!!!

He is our Director - International Partnership and Tieups


Danny Olson from London (UEFA A LISCENCE COACH) as the Head Coach & Technical Director of Kickstart Football Academy.

He along with our CEO & Head coach of Kickstart FC Karnataka Laxman Bhattarai will work on the grass root program and design the entire training manual for the respective U10, U13, U15, U18 & the senior team of Kickstart FC based on the European style of coaching.

Started his playing career at Ipswich town under the late and great sir Bobby Robson , from there Danny moved to his home town team Newcastle United.

Before moving to Peterborough then had stints abroad in Norway and Malta , Danny career was shortened by a series of 4 major knee operations and a fractured and dislocated ankle , His professional playing days ended at age 24 , Danny carried on at grass roots level till 27 years old but had to end playing completely , It was then He started his journey as a coach , now a UEFA A Licence coach for the past 18 years Danny have worked with the Sunderland and Newcastle United academies at elite level and worked at high school and college academies in the U.K. and USA

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