Sopore : In order to provide a platfom for the young minds to freely interact amongst one another, the Friends club Sopore organised 28th Rahim Memorial football tournament which concluded on sunday at Khushal Sports Stadium with final match between Lone Star Srinagar and Sopore Academy.
Demonstrating good sportsmanship little champs of Sanctorum Education Institute Sopore shook hands with the players on the field at the beginning of a match. The students reminded the players to be respectful of their opponents, demonstrate good sportsmanship and stop being disrespectful to each other on the field and out of the field.However the little champs received lord applause from a very encouraging crowd.
Photo : Peerzada Waseem
Meanwhile the organizing body told Kashmir Despatch that to encourage people’s participation, sharpen the sporting skills and techniques of the footballers and provide positive recreational activities for youth, and keep them in good physique, inculcate and develop team spirit and healthy competition among players was the aim to organise foothball tournament in Sopore belt. They further added that as the tournament progressed, the teams exhibited some exceptional sporting skills and healthy competitiveness providing a pleasurable spectacle to a good swell of cheering crowds that came to watch the matches on all days. Lone Star Srinagar and Sopore Academy emerged as the top two teams which clashed for the championship trophy in a keenly contested final which Lone Star Srinagar won with a scoreline of 2-1.
The chief guest on the occasion was Jammu and Kashmir Football Association President Khawaja Zameer Thakur, others who were present including Vice President Peer Siraj ul din , District Football President Fayaz Ahmed, District Football Association Baramulla President Noor Mohammad , Member of Jammu and Kashmir Football Association Basharat Ahmed , Administrator of Sanctorum institure Mohammad Ashraf , Traders Federation Sopore President Haji Mohammad Ashraf were present.
Later on the occasion of closing ceremony prize distribution were also held.
2015 Kashmir Despatch