Friday, May 22, 2015

[Picture Gallery] Blues Cup


Pics from the recently concluded Blues Cup, played at Play Arena, off-Sarjapur Rd. 

Convergys team Winner of the 1st Cup

HCL team unners of the 1st Cup


Decathlon Team winners of the 2nd Cup
Ernst & Young Team runners-up of the 2nd Cup



Thursday, May 21, 2015

Atlético de Kolkata's support to ‎Play for Nepal

Champion of the first edition of ISL, Atlético de Kolkata, has large-heartedly come forward to support Play for Nepal, an endeavor by Love for the Game. 

Community Cup'15, which is scheduled on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Kicks on Grass, Bellandur, from 9 am onwards. 

8 teams will be battling it out on a knock-out basis to determine the champions in this 8-a-side (with 4 rolling subs) tournament.  

Participating teams are Atletico De Kolkata Fan Club, Manchester United Fan Club A and B, Chelsea Fan Club, Liverpool KOP FC Bengal, Blue Stars FC, Avengers FC. 


This is much more than football, they will be playing for pride, for humanity, and above all they will PLAY FOR NEPAL.

Primary objective to host this  event is to collect and donate maximum funds. The organizers are requesting the fan clubs and communities to collect as much as they can by themselves. The organizers in turn would hand over the entire sum of money to the PMO India (https://pmnrf.gov.in/)

No cash prizes in offing for these events, money collected will be donated. The winning teams would definitely cherish the Winner’s trophy which would be presented to them.

Both events will be streamed live on the internet via our Broadcast Partner BeamitLive - http://beamitlive.com/loveforthegame

Kicks on Grass already have been very generous to lend their support by becoming Venue Partners for these events. 

www.gcsstars.com and thif-live.com are the Media Partners.

Necessary information is available here - 
www.loveforthegame.in or visit the FaceBook page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Love-for-the-Game/1596977423850359?ref=br_rs.  



Monday, May 18, 2015

[Charity Event] Playing for Nepal

Nepal has suffered a total of 49 quakes with magnitude more than 4.5 on Richter scale in past few weeks. It is a time of great pain and agony for our neighbors.

Organizer, www.loveforthegame.in, is hosting back-to-back events to help raise funds for Nepal.

Community Cup'15   
 Date: May 31, 2015 
 Venue: Kicks on Grass 
 Time: 9 am - 6 pm 
Kolkata Fans Derby 
 Date: June 7, 2015 
 Venue: Kicks on Grass 
 Time: 6 pm - 8 pm


8 teams battle it out on a knock-out basis to determine the champions in this 8-a-side (with 4 rolling subs) tourney. 

One-off duel between the Bangalore-based fans’ club of Kolkata giants – eternal rivals Kingfisher East Bengal and McDowell's Mohun Bagan.

This is much more than football, they will be playing for pride, for humanity, and above all they will PLAY FOR NEPAL.

There will be no restrictions on entry fee for the events. Primary objective to host these events is to collect and donate as maximum funds. The organizers are requesting the fan clubs and communities to collect as much as they can by themselves. The organizers in turn would hand over the entire sum of money to the PMO India (https://pmnrf.gov.in/)

No cash prizes in offing for these events, money collected will be donated. The winning teams would definitely cherish the Winner’s trophy which would be presented to them.

Both events will be streamed live on the internet via our Broadcast Partner BeamitLive - http://beamitlive.com/loveforthegame

Kicks on Grass already have been very generous to lend their support by becoming Venue Partners for these events. 

www.gcsstars.com and thif-live.com are the Media Partners.

Necessary information is available here - 
www.loveforthegame.in or visit the FaceBook page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Love-for-the-Game/1596977423850359?ref=br_rs.  






Sunday, May 17, 2015

Bengaluru whack Salgaokar, take pole position

Propelled by a favorable result in Mohun Bagan’s match yesterday, the Blues whopped seventh-placed Salgaokar 3-1 at their fortress. 

Salgaokar coach Derrick Perriera preferred Karanjit Singh over National team skipper Subrata Paul. Something to do with Paul’s performance in their 2-4 loss against Royal Wahingdoh! They kicked off the game from right to left.   

Bengaluru began the game in a positive note. The game was only 3 minutes old, a big appeal from Bengaluru when CK Vineeth fell down inside the edge of box, referee Ajit Metei overruled the plea.

They forced the first corner in 6th after a beautiful wall pass between Shankar and Thoi, however the corner yielded any result. 

A horrendous pass from Salgaokar defender Augustin Fernandes in 10th minute almost gave an opening to BFC. 

Heavy downpour at the middle of the first-half made the ground heavy, players found difficult to play control the ball.

The first goal for the Blues came in 25th minute, Thoi Singh who was on the top of the box received the ball after a goalmouth melee from Eugenson’s corner, Thoi’s accurate attempt kept the ball into the back of the net. 

It was all Bengaluru after the goal with the strikers missed scoring opportunities at least three-times. The visitors came close in few occasions, the long rangers kept the Bengaluru defense perturbed, but proved futile for Salgaokar. 

Salgaokar came back well in the later half. Keeper Ralte put up a brave save at the beginning of the second-half, when Salgaokar was holding the game. That was one powerful shot from skipper Douhou, which was on target. 

Few minutes later, it was Douhou again in action, this time a curling shot from free-kick which Ralte managed to put away. 

The consistent pressure proved good for them. Striker Darryl Duffy came up with a world class equalizer from Douhou’s cross. 

However, within no time Bengaluru took the lead again courtesy Mr. consistent Eugenson Lyngdoh. It was Vineeth's header via Rooney’s cross which keeper Karanjit prevented only to find a marching Lyngdoh who coolly placed the ball in the goal. 

One cannot keep Lyngdoh out of action. Bengaluru took 3-1 lead and this time with his assist. Lyngdoh’s precise corner which central back Curtis Osano headed to goal. That was Osano’s first goal for Bengaluru FC! 



Convergys and Decathlon lift Blues Cup

100-plus goals in 38 matches with over 180 players at fray, well that very much sums the inaugural version of the Blues Cup, 5-a-side Corporate Football Tournament played at the PLaY, off-Sarjapur Rd. yesterday.

The one-day tournament had two championships, Cup 1 and Cup 2, very akin to main and plate winners. 

Convergys won Cup 1 and took home Rs.30,000 cash by defeating HCL who bagged Rs.15,000 cash. Cup 2 was won by Decathlon who got the better of Ernst & Young. 

For Cup 1 category, Lohith Shetty of HCL was adjudged the best player of the tournament and Ranjith of Convergys the best goalkeeper. James of Ernst & Young bagged the best player in Cup 2 category.