Beatrice Sports Club
(India, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Sweden, Canada, USA)
Beatrice SC was founded by a group of Arts & Sports loving friends hailing from a small town in Kerala called Thalassery (തലശ്ശേരി) also known as Tellicherry. Thalassery is a land of sports. The municipal stadium at Thalassery is the place where Cricket was first played in India. Thalassery has produced plenty of national level and state level players in Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Cricket and you name it, in all kinds of sports and games. The people of Thalassery are well known for their love for Arts and Sports and these bunch of friends during the year of 1975 had no second thought in deciding about opening the Sports Club. The founder members were a bunch of enthusiastic and tremendously passionate people about the game of Hockey, Basketball & Volleyball which were one of the prime games played at Thalassery. The name “Beatrice” was given to the Club as a token of respect to a favorite teacher of the founders who taught them at the Sacred Heart High School, Thalassery.The Club got officially registered in the year 1977.
The phenomenal group from Thalassery who founded “Beatrice Sports Club” were:
Mr. P.V. Usman (Founder President)
Mr. Sayeed Oliyath (Founder Secretary)
Mr. C.K. Abdul Latheef (Founder Joint Secretary)
Mr. P.K. Mustafa (Founder Treasurer)
Mr. A.P. Hussain
Mr. K.K. Nizar
Mr. V.C. Fazal
Mr. O.V. Mohammed Rafeeq
Mr. C.K.P. Abdul Raheem
Mr. P. Usman
Mr. Pullanthol Rahim
Mr. C.T.K. Mohammad Afzal
Mr. Azad Maliyakkal
Mr. T.P. Mohammed Shaji
Mr. M.P. Nizamudheen
Mr. A.P.M. Nizar
Mr. N.P. Musthafa
Mr. Ashraf Noormahal
Mr. O.V. Mustafa Zafeer
During the website inauguration day we had the pleasure to reconnect with a few of our founder members. This is a picture which was taken during the website inauguration reunion period.
Standing(left to right): Mr. Oliyath Sayeed, Mr. P.K. Mustafa, Mr. Pullanthol Rahim, Mr. C.T.K. Afsal, Mr. V.C. Fazal Sitting (left to right): Mr. K.K. Nizar, Mr. C.K. Abdul Latheef, Mr. P.V. Usman, Mr. P. Usman
Another significant reason for the Club’s progress during its initial years was the tremendous support of its patrons. These were the Founder Patrons of Beatrice SC.
Janab N.N. Ahmed Haji
Janab C.A. Assu Haji
Mr. K.P. Abootty
Beatrice Sports Club has been fostering sports and developing talents for the past three decades. Beatrice Sports Club’s primary mission is to create opportunities for members to play team sports together where they can learn essential skills in ways that are consistent with best practices in athletics.
“To Become a Leading Sports Club in International Sports and Games Space.“
Beatrice SC, which was registered in 1977, is an organization that has been fostering sports and developing talents for the past three decades.
The Club’s primary mission is to create opportunities for members to play team sports together where they can learn essential skills in ways that are consistent with best practices in athletics.
As generations have gone by, we have faced tremendous challenges that have contributed towards our strength. Today, we have emerged as the winner, which is nothing but a reward for our consistency. Our march continues with determination to succeed by creating an environment for the growth of sports and games. We believe in team work and we will reach greater heights with the support of all our members and well wishers. We are a club performing with the people, by the people and for the people holding a single motto of developing sports and games, and that’s what makes “Beatrice Sports Club” incomparable.
During September 2010 we got a chance to speak with two of the founder members of the club, Mr. Mohamed Nizar A.P.M. and Mr. Sayeed Oliyath What an evening! powered with nostalgia as they remembered.
”The group of friends who formed the club way back during 1975-77 comprised of Tamattan Mustafa, Ponmanichi Aboo, Keyi Usman, Sayeed Oliyath, Aappi O.V., Maliyekkal Azad, Latheef, Nizamudheen, to name a few. But later, Mr. Abdulla P. and myself were not fully involved in all the day to day activities due to our unexpected departure to Kuwait and Dubai. The club thereafter was totally managed by the rest of members, of course our support always remained.”
Mohamed Nizar A.P.M.
”How come the name ’Beatrice’? Well, the club was named ’Beatrice’ as a token of respect to a renowned teacher of The Secret Heart (Convent) High School, Sister Beatrice, who was a favorite teacher of us, the founders.”