The first state to enact a law in sports, the first state to integrate sports into the educational curriculum, the first state to appoint a Sports Commission, the first to grant permission to local self governments to utilize plan funds for establishing sports infrastructure and the first to have a democratically elected Sports Council, it is no wonder why Kerala is already on the world map in the arena of sports!

The three major aspects that have made this state surge ahead include immense potential, in-numerous opportunities and state of the art infrastructure. The raging fire of passion for sports that burns in the hearts of each Keralite is yet another aspect that has set the state apart from the rest of the nation

With each passing year the state is making leaps and bounds in the direction of success. Over the years quite a few stalwarts of this land have gone on to become sporting legends. Today, talented youngsters from Kerala are proving their mettle at both national and international levels in a wide spectrum of different sports ranging from athletics and volleyball to cricket.

The proud guardians of the Kerala's world - class sporting system include 'The Directorate of Sports' which is the administrative wing, the 'Sports Council', the coordination wing and the events coordination under the aegis of 'The National Games' wing.