RDF students have access to a wide range of different sports, which include: archery, karate, kabbadi, kho kho, track & field, yoga, pyramids, and volleyball. Students excel on the field just as much as they do in the classroom!

Pranitha in action at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Read more
about Pranitha’s achievements.

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RDF first shot to fame when former Kalleda students won medals in the World Archery Championships held in Mexico in 2006. One of these 2 students, Vardineni Pranitha was a member of the Indian team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and for the Asian Junior Championship in June 2007.

Archery students from Kalleda School and Junior College have won medals in state and national competitions. 16 year old V Sharadha represented India in the Youth World Archery U.S.A 2009, and recently students have won places in the junior and sub-junior state trial selection for the national championship. Lavanya from VAPV Junior College won a gold medal in Junior National Archery Championship in Maharashtra in 2012. Earlier this year, she was selected to attend a National Training Camp in Pune, thereafter being selected to attend an International meet in Seoul, South Korea where she was trained with former Olympians! We are glad to see that Lavanya continues to win medals at national and international levels.

Latest sports news from RDF schools 

Students practice yoga on the Kalleda stage

Away from archery, RDF students have begun to shine in a number of other sports at the district level where many have been selected for state and national events. Many students are particularly keen on
kho kho and kabbadi. Our students have won awards in kabaddi, floor ball, martial arts and kho kho in the district sports and are selected to participate in the more competitive state competitions. Students have also excelled in yoga and athletics.

Redlawada School has been steadily progressing in sports. In 2019-20, 6 students participated in Zonal level games in the following categories: Kabaddi – 2, Kho-Kho – 2, Athletics – 1 and Volleyball – 1

Upon discovering that the Matendla School Physical Education Teacher has a black belt in karate, Sri Kiran Addala (RDF Director) initiated a Karate Program for the female students at the school.

This program is intended to encourage fitness and confidence in the girls and empower them to face challenges. This initiative recently brought acclaim to the school when 2 girls, Premalatha and Rekha, won Gold and Silver in a State Level karate meet and at the national meet held in Jammu.

Jaswanth (circled in picture) from RDF Matendla School, was selected for admission iUntitled-8n a state sports school. He is part of the football team in the Under 14 category.  His team, the Telangana Sports School has won the Coco-Cola Under 14 Inter school football tournament, defeating St. Andrews school in the finals. It is a great achievement for RDF Matendla School and an inspiration to all RDF schools.

Taekwondo has been introduced in addition to Karate for self defense. Students practice daily before and after schools hours and develop their self -defense skills and their confidence levels.

Please have a look at the RDF Sports PPT to understand our Sports Programs and Achievements