At FLAME, students can pursue their academic and sporting interests just as well. Sports are a mandatory activity for all first year students. FLAME encourages its students to compete; to taste victory; to swallow defeat and grow as individuals.
FLAME has a football ground, international size cricket ground, tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, a martial arts dojo and an outdoor swimming pool. It is one of the few campuses in India with access to a golf course. FLAME also has a floodlit indoor sports hall with facilities for badminton, snooker and table tennis.
FLAME is one of the few education institutes in India that offers its students a 18-hole golf course adjacent to its campus. FLAME students enjoy all the facilities offered by this international standard golf course. Par 72, and covering 7020 yards, the course was designed by Pacific Course Design, Melbourne, Australia. It offers the chance to FLAME students to learn or improve their game from top international and Indian coaches.
Sports facilities are provided free of charge to students, except for horse riding, martial arts and golf. The charges for these are highly subsidized and offer the students an opportunity to learn the sport.
Coaching may be provided for sports such as swimming, badminton, basketball, football, martial arts, horse riding, volleyball and fitness gym.
Every year FLAME hosts a number of special sports events, including both intra and inter-collegiate sports competitions, seminars from top sports instructors and coaches, and a martial arts tournament involving teams from across India.
Leveraging on the excellent sports facilities, FLAME inaugurated its first inter-collegiate sports competition called Kurukshetra. Thirty different colleges participated in this event, with approximately eight hundred people coming to campus to participate and cheer for their home teams.
Associate Professor Russell Haworth - Head of Sports
Russell Haworth brings over 30 years experience in playing and coaching sports both in the UK and India. These include Football, Basketball, Snooker, Tennis, and Physical Fitness. In 2006 he coached the winners of the Josh intercompany women's basketball tournament, with a winning score of 38-0. He has studied martial arts for most of his life, including Karate, Kung fu, and Jeet Kune Do in the UK, and has attended coaching in mixed martial arts with international masters and Bruce Lee students Dan Inosanto and James de Mille, as well as UFC champion Chuck Liddell. He has also recently passed the Krav Maga Civilian Instructor's course. Russell will be coaching the Jiu-Jitsu blue belt course, as well as a Self Defence and Fitness Course at FLAME.
Mr. Sadhu Vishnu Bhandigare
Mr. Bhandigare has trained thousands of military cadets in physical fitness over many years. The courses include Boxing, Swimming, Judo and Karate, Handball, and Cricket. He will be coaching volleyball and physical fitness at FLAME.
Mr. Aher Ganesh Hanumant
Ganesh Aher brings over 15 years of experience of playing and coaching sports, all across India. He participated in all India athletic games in U.P. and secured 5th position at the National Level. In 1999, under his training, four students were selected for athletics meet at the school level for our National team, and in 2001 his trained basketball team was selected for the zonal levels. He was selected as the best cadet in Bhosala Military training course. He has also received gold medal in Rifle Shooting (0.02) at the N.C.C. course and has received the best volunteer award from National Social Service (NSS) at an all India level. As part of his academics, he was the highest ground exam marks holder, in his batch of B.Ed.(Physical Education) which he completed from Pune University. The sports which he always excelled at include basketball, badminton, bodybuilding, athletics, kabbadi, yoga and swimming. At FLAME, he will be coaching students in basketball, badminton and physical fitness.
All students participating in any sporting activity will be expected to abide by the FLAME Sports Rules of Conduct.
- No un-sportsman like behavior – this includes no bad language, no violent conduct, no deliberately trying to harm another student or official, no physical or verbal abuse of officials and/or coaches, no disrespectful behavior towards opposing players.
- No unauthorized substitutions or leaving the field of play without permission from the coach or official.
- Students should attend matches or coaching sessions at the scheduled time. Latecomers will be marked as absent.
- Students can only participate in sports coaching or events if they are dressed in the correct sports kit and footwear.
- Participation in sporting events, teams and competitions (both internal and external) will only be available to those who are part of the sports coaching programme. Those who have the choice whether or not to enroll and have chosen not to, will not be eligible for that year for any sporting activity.
- During the hours scheduled for sports coaching, the sports facilities and equipment will only be available to those who are part of the coaching programme. Students who are not involved can only use the facilities outside of the coaching times, but will still be governed by the same set of rules.
- Any sports equipment which is damaged or lost by a student must be paid for within 24 hours. No student can participate in sports or use any equipment or facilities until the lost/damaged equipment has been paid for.
- All equipment borrowed must be returned the same day. Any equipment not returned the same day will be treated as lost/damaged and rule 7 will apply.
The sports office has the right to amend or add to the sports rules as and when they feel it is required. The sports office will notify students through updates on the FLAME intranet sports site, and notices outside the sports office. It is the responsibility of each student to make sure they are up to date with any changes in the sports rules. Any student found in breach of the sports rules may be referred to the Sports disciplinary committee, who will decide what action needs to be taken.