REPORT ON INTER SCHOOL U16 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
Royal Agnelite, The Sports Club of Fr. Agnel Central School, Pilar hosted its first Inter School Under 16 Football Tournment on 20th October 2018.
The event was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Roncy Braganza, Principal of Fr. Agnel Central School. A total of 8 schools participated in this event. The participating schools were Fr. Agnel High School - Pilar, Shri Dayanand Arya High School – Neura, Popular High School – Goa Velha, Immaculate Heart of Mary High School – Goa Velha, St Andrew’s High School – Goa Velha, St. Lawrence High School – Agassaim, Sunshine Worldwide School – Old Goa and the host team Fr. Agnel Central School – Pilar.
The tournament was held in Round Robin League. Each team played three matches in their respective group before proceeding to the semifinals. Group A teams were Fr. Agnel Central School, St. Lawrence High School, Popular High School and Sunshine Worldwide School. Group B teams were Fr. Agnel High School, Shri Dayanand Arya High School, Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Andrew’s High School.
From Group A Fr. Agnel Central School and Sunshine worldwide School proceeded to the semifinals and from Group B Fr. Agnel High School and Shri Dayanand Arya High School proceeded in the semifinals.
The final match was the one to watch out for. It was played between Fr. Agnel High School, Pilar and Sunshine Worldwide School, Old Goa. Both the teams displayed immense quality of football. We could see the zeal to win in both the teams. Both the teams equally dominated the game. But it was Fr. Agnel High School who scored the winning goal in the dying minutes and went on to become the champions.
The winners were felicitated with trophies and merit certificates in a grand prize distribution ceremony. Shri Dayanand Arya High School was awarded with Fair play Award for displaying true sportsman spirit. The Best Midfielder award was given to Bhargav Bavaria from Sunshine Worldwide School and the Best Goalkeeper award was won by Shennon Oliveira from Fr. Agnel High School. Asjal Shaikh from Fr. Agnel High School was awarded with the Best Defender awarded. Prem Patel from Sunshine Worldwide School won the Highest Goal Scorer award for scoring the highest number of goals in the tournament.
The tournament was attended by some eminent personalities namely Mr. Xavier Gracias, Sarpanch of Agasssaim Village Panchayat, Mr. Fradson Marshall, Goa Player for Futsal Premier League and currently playing for Churchill Brothers Sports Club, Mr. Nascimento D’Silva and Mrs. Emi Fernandes Panch members of Agassaim Panchayat, The guest were highly impressed by the entire football extravaganza organized by the Royal Agnelite.