Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fans group Mariners@Bangalore celebrates Mohun Bagan Day

Mariners@Bangalore, fans group from the Garden City celebrated Mohun Bagan Day today at the Play Mania sports facility, next to the Bellandur Lake. 

Mohun Bagan Athletic Club, one of the oldest football clubs in Asia, is the National Sports Club of India. Mohun Bagan was established in 15 August 1889, however, the most important day in the club calendar is 29th July celebrated every year as Mohun Bagan Day. On 29th July, 1911 the football team lifted the IFA Shield for the first time in 1911 defeating the British. 

Austin Town boy, Noel Wilson, former Mohun Bagan player (04-06) was the chief guest for the event. Noel took few hours of his busy Sunday to bless the occasion. Sporting a smart green and maroon color, Noel played a 6-a-side game with the Mariners@Bangalore members. Later in a celebration, Noel was felicitated by the group, speaking proudly of fans of his former club, he said that it is one of the best phase of his life when we was wearing Mohun Bagan jersey. 

After hanging boots a couple of season back, Noel has shown interest in coaching, he has recently completed an AFC certification.