The Shastri Soccer Club is organizing the Sachdev Sports Inter-College Football Tournament, at the Village Ground, Trimulgherry, from 30th June to 11th July. The teams featuring in the tournament include Bhavans (Sainikpuri), Malla Reddy Engineering College, Hyderabad Public School, Loyola Junior College, Little Flower, Wesley Degree, St. Mary's JSN, Mufakkam Jah College of Engineering & Technology, Narayana Junior College (SR Nagar), Abhyasa Junior College, Narayana Junior College (Secunderabad), Gitanjali, Railway Degree College (Tarnaka), Loyola Degree College, Army School (RK Puram), Kendriya Vidyalaya (Trimulgherry), Ramakrishna Junior College, Vignan Junior College and Little Flower College (Uppal).
Each match will have a duration 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 the Shastri Soccer 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 Trimulgherry football ground.
This ground has been the hub of many football activities since the 1960s, and has 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.