5th Season of Darshan Trophy Begins
A colourful and grand inauguration of the much awaited Darshan Trophy- Season 5 kicked off today at the Lele Ground, Tilakwadi, amidst huge soccer lovers raising the temperature on the ground. The Tournament is being organized by the Darshan United Football Club. The tournament since its inception has received an overwhelming response from all quarter with 62 teams participating from Belgaum, Goa, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Bangalore & Mangalore. Also for the first time ever inter-school girls football matches will be played. About 10 Girls teams from various schools from the city will seen competing for the trophy. The final match will be played on September 10th.
The Chief Guests Shri. T. G. Krishna Bhatta, Commissioner Of Police inaugurated the mega event along with Ex-MLA Shri. Abhay Patil, Shri. Ajit Siddhanavar, Shri. Sunil Aptekar. Hiradevi Desai, Mughda Desai, Shirish Gogte, Vijay More, Vijay Patil, Bharat Deshpande, Fazal Mujawar, Izaz Taked, Satish Mehta, Kalyani Shanbag, Dr. Sonali Sarnobat, Venkatesh Sarnobat , Guru Mutalik, Yogesh Kulkarni, CPI Deshnur Of Tilakwadi Police Station, Vishal Amble and others graced the occasion with their presence. In his address, Shri T. G. Krishna Bhatta stated huge turnout of crowds for the event was a testimony to the popularity of the tournament and lauded the organizer for hosting the tournament consistently for the Fifth time. He further added that this tourney is organized to create a platform for young players to show case their talents in sports especially football so as to uplift the standard of the game in the country. He advised the youths to maintain discipline and sportsman spirit and to engage themselves in physical activities for personality development and career prospects, adds the report. Shri. T. G. Krishna Bhatta said that discipline, dedication, patriotism and sportsmanship are the qualities of a good player that make a person ideal citizen of society and world. He wished all the teams the very best & hoped that these budding players of today will shine for India in future. He congratulated Mr. Darshan Desai , President, DUFC & Mr. Shrikant Desai for taking pains to organize the tournament as football needs to be promoted at the grassroots.
Shri. Abhay Patil said that the youngsters have to indulge themselves in such sports activities to keep fit. Also he accolade Desai family for taking efforts for organizing the tournament in such discipline & professional manner. Shri. Sunil Aptekar addressed the audience & said that “Don’t Give up. Your practice & hard work will never go in vain, but this will act as stepping stone to your success.” He also emphasized the number of suicide taking place in the city and advised the youth to accept the challenges they confront. Later the inauguration was marked by a ceremonial kick off by our Chief Guest. Shri. T. G. Krishna Bhatta and witnessed the exciting opening match.
Mr. Darshan Desai informed that this football tournament is being organized as per the international standards and renowned referees from Kolhapur will support the game.
The Prize money for this Season is kept at Rs 2.35 Lacs along with beautiful trophy & Jersey’s. Matches will be played on knock-out basis and the young footballers would be awarded for the categories – best goal keeper, best player of the tournament, highest goal scorer & best discipline team.
Mr. Shrikant Desai said, this tournament will not only give opportunity to young players to test their sporting skills but it would spread compassion. These young people will gain qualitative characteristics that would develop their character. Today people lack feelings of true sportsmanship and such events will promote this quality in them that will further promote unity. The skilled upcoming students will display their talents by indulging in healthy competition.
The Darshan Trophy has taken painstaking efforts in putting up the show with its traditional & historic charm & this wouldn’t have been possible without the contribution of Vinayak Dhamanekar, Vijay Redekar, Manasi Kandekar, Ashwini Navagekar, Vinayak Bhatkhande, Kiran Chavan & the entire team of Darshan Design Pro Pvt. Ltd.
The first match was played between Benson School v/s Amrita Vidyalaya. The Score were nil till the end which led to penalty shootout in which Benson school scored 3 goals by Shubham Balekundri, Yuvraj Chittagi & Yash Patil as against 1 goal by Pratik Hardi of Amrita Vidyalaya.
The second match was played between Lovedale Central School v/s Marathi Vidyaniketan. Lovedale school scored two goals and Umar Farooq scored both the goals. Lovedale Central school won the match.
The third match was played by girls of St. Mary’s and Divine Providence in which Disha Varur of Divine Providence scored one goal and they won the match.
The fourth match was played between Swami Vivekanand Khanapur and G.G. Chitnis Belgaum. Gurunath Gawalkar of Swami Vivekanand Khanapur scored one goal and they won the match.
The fifth match was played between SGBIT and Bharatesh Polytechnic. Harshawardhan Patil & Samraj Jagdale of SGBIT scored two goals & they won the match.
The Sixth match was played between Vasantrao potdar polytechnic and Lingaraj college.The scores were zero zero uptill the full time . The match was won by Vasant Rao Potdar
On penalty shoots by 5 goals as against 3 goals of lingraj college
Goal Scorers of Vasant Rao Potdar Polytechnic- Pradnum, Ashish, Ganesh, Arvind, Kishan
Goal Scorers of Lingraj College Akash, Zaid, Slyvester.