Celebrating our 5th anniversary (April 2015 - April 2020)

The 5 Star Coaches at Hi 5


The Risk Taker – Akash Waghmare
Interviewed & Written by: Gurpreet Somal (Manager - Communications)

At some point, we all have heard of someone who took a chance and chased his dreams. Akash Waghmare’s personal journey of becoming a basketball coach is an insight on how to follow your heart.

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The Bar Raiser: Narayan Jadhav
Interviewed & Written by: Gurpreet Somal (Manager - Communications)

Hi 5 Youth Foundation found one of its most dedicated coaches, when Narayan Jadhav joined the team in 2015. Not surprising then, that he was also presented the Best Coach Trophy in 2019 at Hi 5!

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The Storm-Trooper – Arafaat Memon
Interviewed & Written by: Gurpreet Somal (Manager - Communications)

In a country where girls find it tough to access education and even tougher to play sports without barriers, Hi 5’s coach Arafaat Memon is that rare force, empowering young girls through basketball & life-skills.

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The Mentor: Kevin Francis
Interviewed & Written by: Gurpreet Somal (Manager - Communications)

An affable and much-loved coach at Hi 5 Youth Foundation, Kevin was also one of the first to join Hi 5. In times when loyalty is tough to find, Kevin is into his 5th year with the organization and the responsibilities taken up by him have increased two-fold.

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