Like the vast majority of the country, Nambiar Builders shares an intense love for sports. As a tribute to the fond memory of their father Sri. C. Rairu Nambiar, the C.R. Nambiar Sports Academy was formed on November 28, 2009 in Iritty, Kannur by his children – the directors of Nambiar Builders. The academy aims to promote a rich culture of sports through professional training and sports camps to the young athletes.
With the aim of producing future Olympians in athletics, the academy has already selected 45 youngsters – both boys and girls from the local panchayat.
The selection process is based on the criteria followed by other Sports Academies. These youngsters are well catered by the academy by giving them special diet and sports kits free-of-cost and are professionally trained under the able guidance of experienced coaches.
Down the line, Nambiar Builders has plans to spread this facility to various parts of the district to groom young talent.
C R Nambiar Sports Academy conducts ‘Malabar Marathon’ – a national level half marathon competition, every year on 28th of November, which attracts talent from different parts of the country. The event has already been recognized due to the high participation and the prize money that it offers to the participants.