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Sports education across the globe has been growing a step ahead than that of the sector in India. KiteTalks with its aim to bridge that gap has created content in the form of educational interviews of over 70 professionals of 25 plus nationalities representing more than 50 organizations from almost every continent. Launching an ed-tech platform SportsCourses.com, it further strengthens the need for quality content and skill development across the industry globally. The site will host courses from recognised Universities, instructors and institutions and serve as an aggregator and guide to students and professionals world over.

KiteTalks has conducted interviews with the likes of Abhinav Bindra, India’s first Olympic individual Gold Medallist, Peter Drury, Football Broadcast Presenter, Kenny Jean-Marie, Chief Member Associations Officer of FIFA, Joy Bhattacharjya, CEO of Prime Volleyball League, Ishveen Anand, Founder and CEO of OpenSponsorship, Ted Shaker, 13-time Emmy Award Winning Sports Producer, Rushdee Warley, CEO of Inspire Institute of Sport, Charlie Shin, VP of Data Strategy & Analytics of Indianapolis Colts to name a few.

CEO of KiteTalks, Arup Soans was the first Indian to complete a Master’s in Sports Business from New York University and since then has authored two courses for the Royals School of Business by Rajasthan Royals and continues to be a visiting faculty for Global Institute of Sports Business, AISTS India and Xavier-Emlyon Business School. With his work with national and international organizations, he is perfectly poised to add the right perspective to the Indian sports business industry and beyond. His past position as Head of Marketing of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 lends added practical knowledge of the sports landscape and stakeholder management needed in India.

Speaking about the launch, Arup Soans said, “With the sports sector, not just in India but across the globe getting even more specialised and professionally driven, it is important for there to be an accessible avenue for
interaction and learning between stakeholders across the industry. Our effort will be to make a small difference in allowing professionals as well as students to upskill themselves as best possible to fit better in a rapidly growing community. A one-stop-shop for everything sports education is what the industry needs and we are happy to bring that in the form of SportsCourses.com.”

SportsCourses.com is an edtech resource for young professionals, aspiring executives, start-up founders and students interested in the sports industry. The site will host courses on sports education, sports management, sports media, sports science and sports technology, offering both a free and paid membership that would include degree programs, certifications, access to events and forums as well as case studies.

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