The Shastry Soccer Club is organising the Susai Sr. Memorial Prize Money Football Tournament, from 27th November to 16th December, at the Lal Bazaar Football grounds in Trimulgherry. This year, 20 clubs are participating in this tournament, and matches will be played in the knockout format, as below:
27th November - Dhanraj XI Vs Tarnaka Football Club
28th November - Rainbow Club Vs French United Club
29th November - V V Nagar Vs Bolarum
30th November - Gymkhana XI Vs ITS MCEME
1st December - Munsif XI Vs All Stars
2nd December - Gowri Shankar XI Vs J J Nagar
3rd December - Murshed XI Vs Sashidharan XI
4th December - Friends United Vs Gandhi Nagar
5th December - Sports School Vs University XI
6th December - Sai Kurnool Vs Sporting Football Club
7th December - Winner of 27th November match Vs Winner of 1st December match
8th December - Winner of 30th Nov match Vs Winner of 2nd Dec match
9th December - Winner of 29th Nov match Vs Winner of 5th Dec match
10th December - Winner of 28th Nov match Vs Winner of 4th Dec match
11th December - Winner of 3rd Dec match Vs Winner of 9th Dec match
12th December - Winner of 6th Dec match Vs Winner of 10th Dec match
13th December - 1st Semifinal - Winner of 7th Dec match Vs Winner of 11th Dec match
14th December - 2nd Semifinal - Winner of 8th Dec match Vs Winner of 12th Dec match
16th December - Finals - Winner of 1st Semifinals Vs Winner of 2nd Semifinals
The matches start at 3:00pm everyday. Each game will be of 90 minutes, divided into two halves of 40 minutes each with a break of 10 minutes in between. In case of a draw, a direct penalty shootout will decide the winner. Prize worth Rs. 15,000 will awarded, with the winner pocketing Rs. 10,000 and the runners-up Rs. 5,000.
Shastry Soccer Club was started by die-hard footballers like Tony, Jesu Raj, Aleem Khan, Victor Amalraj and Mohan. They 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 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.
Please contact Jesu Raj at 98492-78268 for further details.