Chief Executive Officer
Atkinson (Kash) Charan grew up in Suva, Fiji. With nothing much but a soccer ball at his barefoot he remembers dreaming of the opportunity to have a pair boots and be part of a team and maybe even play a sport for his country one day. Whilst this dream didn't come true for him what did was a successful career in business that saw him list his company on the Australian Stock Exchange and published in the BRW young rich list 2015. What lead to this was sheer determination for success and a drive to help people achieve their educational aspirations. Atkinson has now grown his profile with various business ventures and shareholdings, and in 2017 his charity the Charan Foundation was born. He thought it was time to give back to the community and nurture a new generation of youth that needs financial assistance in achieving their athletic dreams. Atkinson has three children who are actively involved in sports and through their respective clubs have witnessed first hand the benefits of youth engagement in sport.
“Sports are the greatest tool we have in today’s society to help children develop positive character traits and life values,” says Greg Bach, Vice President of Communications for the National Alliance for Youth Sports.
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.
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.