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To provide opportunity and education of international standard and to develop a group of youth who can bring laurels to the state and country.To groom most and budding talents among the students and mould them into promising ‘stars of tomorrow’.

St. Ephrem’s Illustrious Personalities

St. Ephrem’s Higher Secondary School Mannanam celebrates its enduring and endeavoring excellence in service. The school came into existence in 1885 and it is the first catholic school in Kerala. She is blessed by the great visionary Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara. She has produced a number of eminent people like Navodaya Appachan (Chennai, Film and Water Theme Park), C. V. Anandabose (Delhi, NAFED), Parthasardy (Trivandrum, ISRO), George C. Podipara (Retd. I. G. CRPF), Jose Chacko Periappuram (Cardiac Surgeon, Lisie Hospital), Sunny Sebastian (Pune, Water-Sport Equipments), Simpson Kalathara (New York, Bengal Tiger Restaurant), Mathew Kuruvila (M.D., Chandy’s Homes), Master Akhil Mathew Sunny represented India (Youth Basketball, 2009), Muhammad Shiras represented India (Youth – 2015 and junior – 2016 Basketball), Jerome Prince represented India (Youth Basketball, 2018), Sijomon Joseph represented India (U 19 Cricket, 2013) and Muhammed Azharuddeen (Kerala Renji Team Member).

Sports Carnivals

Myriad Sports and Cultural Activities

STARS (Sports Training Aid Rendering Scheme) has been conducting a sports carnival for basketball and cricket since April 2008. The camp consists of training sessions, personality development program, group games, discussions etc.

Frequented Sporting Personalities

The following outstanding connoisseurs of sports paid a visit to us.

  • N. Anathapadmanabhan (Cricket)
  • Abey Kuruvila (Cricket)
  • Tinu Yohannan (Cricket)
  • Sandeep Patil (Cricket, Former Chief Selector BCCI)
  • V. Sunny (Basketball, Indian Coach)
  • Basil Philip (Basketball)
Akhil Mathew Sunny, Indian youth Basketball Player

Master Akhil Mathew Sunny is the tallest boy in the Kerala School Basketball who played in the first FIBA – Asia Youth Basketball Championship at Malaysia 2009. He is the only player from south India and he is a valuable player of Kerala State School Basketball, and his future is opened.

NCA Coach at Mannanam

Kerala Renji team coach Mr. Suresh Kumar visited Mannanam state cricket sports hostel on January 20 to 26, 2010. he trained cricket players with modern techniques, corrected players bowling actions and batting technique. There was cricket matches for their match simulations. The officials of Kottayam cricket association, coaches and players attended in the training programme. He was very much impressed with the cricket center at Mannanam and its geographical location and its facilities.



We organize basketball training for boys, cricket for boys and girls and national level tournaments in these categories of sports.

Sports Carnival

It is a combination of various games played under the auspices of Ephrems Sports Academy (ESA) in a carnival-like atmosphere. During the time of this Sports Carnival, there is a collation of games unveiled under one umbrella which would create an environment of togetherness through these games of various hues and colours. Some of the items conducted at the Carnival are Basketball and Cricket training, music, aerobic dance, swimming, yoga, personality development programme, trekking, social awareness programmes etc.



In order to ensure the physical health and mental well-being of the students of Ephrems Sports Academy, Yoga sessions are imparted to them by the highly trained yoga teachers to spruce up these students’ spirit so as to persuade them to attain their maximum level of efficiency and effectiveness in their chosen areas of sports. International Yoga Day (June 21) is celebrated in the academy with all the importance that it deserves.


Cricket Tournament

Cricket is an inalienably intertwined part of Ephrems Sports Academy. A Cricket Tournament of all Kerala sum and substance is carried out every year by the academy. The tournament does have the presence of teams of formidable nature from our state and other states. Many talents of outstanding kind have emerged out of this tournament of trendsetter composition.


Ephrem’s trophy

It is a mega basketball tournament of widespread reach and spread with the involvement of 25 teams belonging to Senior, Junior and Sub-Junior levels in terms of boys in all the above categories and girls only in Senior category. It is a tournament conducted by Ephrems Sports Academy (ESA) on an annual basis and prominent basketball teams from all throughout Kerala participate in this event of especial pedigree.


Parents Meeting

Parents’ meeting is conducted in every term in the academy to create a rapport among
teachers, parents and administrators. This meeting often results in allowing the stakeholders of the academy in arriving at right resolutions that would lead to the smooth functioning of the academy.


Annual Day Programme

Ephrems Sports Academy does bring into fruition an Annual Day Programme consisting of Proficiency Awards distribution, recognizing the tremendous skills of the students of the academy on a common platform. The achievements are acknowledged by the students of the academy in different departments of Cricket and Basketball tournaments and it is to offer gratitude to all the benefactors of the Academy.


We are a competitive Basketball Academy - with our players competing at all levels from local team to national team.

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