Ahmedabad, Gujarat [India]: The GIIS Ahmedabad football team has made history by qualifying for the state level in the prestigious Subroto Cup International Football Tournament. The team, consisting of talented young footballers, dominated their opponents and won most of their matches with ease. The students have successfully qualified for the state-level championship after winning the district-level Under 14 category in the 62nd Pre-Subroto Cup International Football Tournament.
The Subroto Cup is an annual tournament that attracts teams from all over India and other countries. This year, the tournament was held in Ahmedabad from 11-17 July 2023, and the U-14 category GIIS Ahmedabad students competed with 4 other football teams of Kalorex Future School, SGVP International School, Riverside School, and Rachana School.
The Champions of GIIS played under the captaincy of Jayshil Sompura winning the semifinal match against Riverside School by 6-1 and the finals against SGVP International School winning with a score of 3-0. The team played with confidence and determination, and their hard work paid off as they won the match comfortably.
The GIIS Ahmedabad football team’s qualification for the state level in the Subroto Cup International Football Tournament is a significant achievement. Mr.Caesar D’silva, Principal of GIIS Ahmedabad felt extremely proud of the students’ achievement. He said that the team had “worked very hard” and that they were “deserving winners”. He also congratulated the coaches and the school management for their support.
The highest scorer champain of the finals, Shresth Sharma recorded the most goals, netting five goals over the tournament. Sharing his experience he said, “It was an amazing and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me. The journey from the preparations to winning was extraordinary. I just focused on playing the match and wanted to perform with full enthusiasm.”
The GIIS young champions after this win are looking forward to maintaining the streak. Soon the players will be representing Ahmedabad City during the state-level championship at Godhra. Adding to it, Shresth said, “Now we are planning to perform even better at the state-level competition to be held in Godhra. After the Ahmedabad City win, the expectations would be higher and we will work hard and consistently to set another benchmark for other GIIS students.”
The final 62nd Subroto Cup International Football Tournament 2023 is planned to be conducted in New Delhi from 14th September to 23 October 2023. The GIIS Ahmedabad team’s victory in the Pre-Subroto Cup is a major achievement. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the players, coaches, and school management. The team is now looking forward to the state-level tournament, where they will be hoping to continue their winning streak.
About Subroto Cup International Football Tournament
The Pre-Subroto Cup International Football Tournament is a prestigious tournament that is held every year in India. The tournament is named after Air Chief Marshal Subroto Mukerjee, who was the first Chief of Air Staff of the Indian Air Force under the aegis of the Air Force Sports Control Board. In this unique tournament, the champion school teams from the states and union territories will participate at the national level. These teams will compete in three age categories – Sub-Junior Boys (U-14), Junior Boys (U-17), and Junior Girls (U-17).
About Global Indian International School
Global Indian International School (GIIS) is part of a global network of premier international schools under GSF which has won over 450+ awards for providing quality education. GIIS operates in 10 countries, with 35 campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, UAE, and India.
GIIS Ahmedabad believes in providing equal opportunities to the students in indoor and outdoor sports to bring out a sportsman in them and groom their personality. School sports are foundational activities for students which can help build physical health, mental toughness, character, and collaborative nature in students.