Kovalam — From a fishing village to snooker championships

Children at this Tamil Nadu Government school near a fishing village get to train in state-of-the-art facilities for competitive snooker. The institution has been training its students in snooker since 2015, with funding from the Venkatraman Memorial Trust (VMT). The Trust, which was started in 2004 by British citizen Sylvia Holder, also takes care of the school’s infrastructure. “In 2015, Holder’s friend Peter Bainbridge sent his three-quarter size snooker tables to the school, all the way from the UK. From it, we found a lot of talent,” says 80-year-old Sylvia who was recently in Kovalam. She flies down twice a year from London as she is actively involved with her Trust here.

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