The Shastry Soccer Club is organising the 2nd Sachdev Sports Inter-School Knock-Out Football Tournament, from 10th to 19th August, at the Lal Bazaar football grounds. 18 school teams are participating in this annual football tournament, divided into two groups.
Group A has St. Andrews High School (A team), Pallavi Model School, St. Theresa High School, St. Joseph High School, St. Xavier High School, Meridian Public School, Sherwood Public School, St. Patricks High School and Abhyasa School, while Group B has Hyderabad Public School (Begumpet), RPS, Wesley School, Geetanjali Public School, Army School, St. Andrews High School (B team), Model Mision High School, Government School and Ivy League Academy.
All the matches will be played in the knockout format, right till the finals, where the winners of each group clash in the final on 19th August, as per schedule given below:
3:30pm - St. Andrews (B) Vs Model Mission
4:30pm - Meridian Vs Sherwood
3:30pm - St. Patricks Vs Abhyasa
4:30pm - Govt. School Vs Ivy League
3:30pm - Geetanjali Vs Army School
4:30pm - St. Joseph Vs St. Xavier
3:30pm - Pallavi Vs St. Theresa
4:30pm - RPS Vs Wesley
3:30pm - Winner of 1st match on 10th Vs Winner of 1st match on 12th August
4:30pm - Winner of 2nd match on 10th Vs Winner of 2nd match on 12th August
3:30pm - Winner of 1st match on 11th Vs Winner of 2nd match on 14th August
4:30pm - Winner of 1st match on 14th Vs Winner of 2nd match on 16th August
3:30pm - Winner of 1st match on 13th Vs St. Andrews (A)
4:30pm - Winner of 2nd match on 13th Vs HPS (Begumpet)
18th August - Semifinals
3:30pm - Winner of 1st match on 16th Vs Winner of 1st match on 17th August
4:30pm - Winner of 2nd match on 16th Vs Winner of 2nd match on 17th August
3:00pm - Winner of 1st semifinal Vs winner of 2nd semifinal
Every match will have a total of 50 minutes, 20 minutes each in two halves with a break of 10 minutes. In case of a draw, the match will be decided by direct penalty shootouts. Cups will be awarded to the winners and runners-up by the sponsors of this tournament, Sachdev Sports.
With no state and federation support, this tournament is being organised with internal funding from Sachdev Sports and die-hard footballers like Tony, Jesu Raj, Aleem Khan and Mohan who started Shastry Football Club. These ex-stars pick children from the nearby slums and coach them free of cost. To enthuse them, they organise under-16 and under-18 community level tournaments and inter-schools tournaments at the Lal Bazaar football ground.
This ground has been the hub of many football activities since the 1960s, and produced some of the best footballers of those days, like Victor Amalraj, K P Dhanraj, Balaraman, Peter Thangaraj, D Kannan, P Ramaswamy, Aleem Khan, Tony and John Victor. The Shastri Soccer Club was established and is being run by these stalwarts for the last four decades.
Please contact M Mohan at 2779-3322 or Jesuraj at 98492-78268 for further details.