As the head of Community Engagement Sally works alongside Atkinson and has the responsibility in growing the organisation’s profile and collaborations within the broader community by co-ordinating sponsorships and fundraising to help facilitate opportunities for the Charan Foundation and recipients for sponsorship. Establishing and attending meetings with community stakeholders for the development of opportunities and collaboration in implementing a plan of action is her key role.
Chief Executive Officer
Now one of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs, as a boy Atkinson (Kash) Charan had dreams of becoming a soccer superstar. Growing up in Suva, Fiji, young Kash played soccer with his friends barefoot, dreaming of playing for his country one day.
Kash has since gone on to have a hugely successful career in business. He was named in the BRW Young Rich List in 2015 and his company has listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Kash has now turned his hand to philanthropy. Revisiting his love for sport and reflecting on his own young experience with soccer, Kash set up the Charan Foundation in 2017 to provide financial assistant to nurture a new generation of youth talent.
“My childhood would have been very different if something like this had existed when I was a young boy. It is one of the greatest pleasures of my life to be able to set up The Charan Foundation to help support budding sports men and women in my community,” said Kash.
Oscar comes to us with a wealth of experience in a number of social inclusion initiatives, grass roots soccer coach and is currently an active soccer referee. Having previously played soccer overseas and locally. He currently sits on the city of Melton's African Advisory Group. He has experience in working with disadvantaged communities through his professional career and charitable causes that he has been engaged with since moving from the UK in 2004. Above all he is dedicated father to 2 boys and a girl.
Affiliate and on the Charan Foundation board
Sports Health Check is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and is recognised as a Health Promotion Charity (HPC) and has DGR (deductible gift recipient) status.