Monday, November 19, 2012

Kedari Redekar Football Tournament: South United emerges as the winner

Tuesday, November 20, 2012: 6 pm: After a hard fought battle against  promising Pune FC Academy (PPFCA), South United came out as the champion of the 12th Kedari Redekar Cup.

The match was tied 2-2 at full time. Striker Stephen scored both the goals for South United. They shot all the goals in tie-break and the score went 5-all. Finally,  in sudden-death, PPFCA's failed to score making making South United the worthy champ!    

Individual awards
  • Best defender - Jayanta Rajbanshi
  • Best midfielder - Manivannan
  • Man of the tournament - Amose T

Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 11 am: South United  stormed into the final of Kedari Redekar Cup at Gadhinglaj, Kolhapur. Playing against Pune based DSK Shivajians today morning, the Bangalore-based club shot 3-0. Amoes, Murugappan, and Madhukaran scored a goal each.

The team will now play against Peninsula Pune FC Academy (PPFCA) in the Finals later today. In the other semifinal, PPFCA defeated Gadhinglaj United 1-0.

Monday, November 19, 2012: South United FC defeated a Kolhapur team to reach the semi-final of the 8th edition of Kedari Redekar football tourney played at Gadhinglaj, Kolhapur today morning.

Raman Vijayan’s boys thumped the local team with 4 goals, Amoes scored a hat trick and I-league footballer Vignesh Gunashekar netted the fourth one. 

The tournament got delayed by a day owing to the death of Balasaheb Thakare. South United will be playing their semifinal match tomorrow morning. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

BEML to conduct football trials on Thursday

Plagued by most the players joining a newly formed football club, BDFA Super Division Champion of last season, BEML is looking out players. BEML team management is going to conduct an open trial on Thursday, November 15, at the Bangalore Football Stadium. 

Earlier in October, they carried out a similar trial at their base turf KGF, however, they were unable to spot competent players.

Interested candidates can come down for trial at the Football Stadium at 8 am.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mahindra Youth Football Challenge 2012-13: Greenwood International wins the Bangalore leg

Greenwood International School won the Bangalore leg of the Mahindra Youth Football Challenge (MYFC). Playing a hard game against much tougher opponent, this school from Sarjapur road defeating Government Sports School 2-0. 

Both the goals were scored in the later half – diminutive midfielder  Aryaman opened the account for Greenwood in 34th minute, Rishab scored the second goal via penalty in 48th minute and sealed the fate for the Government Sports School.
Earlier in the third place classification match, St Aloysius beat Veda Vignana Maha Peeta 2-1. 

Pavan from Greenwood bagged the Player of the Final award and Prasanth from Government Sports School took away the Player of the Tournament trophy. 

Prashanth from Government Sports School was adjudged as the Player of the Tournament

The final match was witnessed by two former Bangalore-based international players, Ilias Pasha and M Rajasekar. 

Star performers of knock-out round

  • Final – Pavan (Greenwood)
  • 3rd place – James (St.Aloysius, Cox Town)
  • 2nd -Semi-Final- Azad (Veda Vignana Maha Peeta)
  • 1st-Semi-Final – Anthony (Goalkeeper Greenwood)
  • 4th Q/F – Prasanth (Govt. Sports School)
  • 3rd Q/F – Kamshow (Veda Vignana Maha Peeeta)
  • 2nd Q/F – Mangmulam (Parikrma)
  • 1st Q/F- Match – Akshay (Magic Bus India Foundation)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sunfeast Dream Cream Roots Football League - A football league for kids

With the thrust given to the grassroots football, the beautiful game has been barely taken seriously in India. Where do you find a Football League for kids played in the Garden City?

But the beautiful game is on the rise in India. It needs to be nurtured very carefully to realize the full potential in a nation where cricket is considered a religion. 

Game On Sports Management, which runs football training programmes for kids looks at grassroot football seriously, and in an attempt to take this to the next level, they are organizing Sunfeast Dream Cream presents Roots Football League (RFL). 

RFL is conceptualized as a platform where the junior and youth football players can participate in a competitive playing environment. The league, played over weekends, will span over a period of three months where all the teams will play against each other in a round robin format. The format is designed to offer maximum exposure to participants. 

RFL has partnered with Sunfeast, which has always been proudly associated with sporting events of such nature – World 10K Marathon, Sunfeast Open, etc.
Just like any other major leagues across the globe, EPL, La Liga, and so on, performance statistics for the weekend with league standing will be the talking point for the week to sustain the enthusiasm throughout the season.

RFL will also provide an opportunity for individuals to play in a team environment. The registered players will be distributed among teams based on skill and age to ensure the teams are balanced. Each team will have a distinct team name and team colour to develop an identity among the kids with their team. 

RFL, in partnership with Sunfeast, aspires to create a football movement among kids and parents – the League will encourage more children in the age group to play football, thus broadening the base of football in our community. The league would encourage parents’ active involvement in the form of Parent Coaches and Managers. An exclusive orientation session is scheduled by qualified coaches of Roots Football School to inculcate Football coaching and managerial skills among the parents.

Sunfeast Dream Cream presents Roots Football League Format 

  • Age group: Boys and Girls in 7-15 age bracket – U11, U13, and U15
  • Duration: 3 months – November 2012, December 2012, and January 2013
  • Match day: Sundays 
  • Team: Max of 8 teams in each group 
  • Number of matches: minimum of 7 matches per team for each age group
How do you register for Sunfeast Dream Cream presents Roots Football League?
  • Individual player registers for a fee through the website
  • Website has all the details regarding the league and will serve as one-point contact for match fixtures, updates, and forum for sharing feedback about Sunfeast Dream Cream presents Roots Football League. 
  • Complimentary football kits will be provided for the registered participants.