Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 14: KC International School, Jammu hosted 2-day KCIS Independence Day Junior Soccer Challenge for Under-10 boys in the school premises, which concluded here today.
Six schools participated in the tournament. The main objective of the tournament was to bring forth the importance of sports in the holistic development of the younger generation.
Dr Daud Iqbal Baba, Director, Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, University of Jammu, graced the occasion as the chief guest.
The tournament commenced on Day-1 yesterday with the march past of the teams, wherein all the participating teams marched to the beats of drum.
The first match of the day was played between Jodhamal Public School and Alexander Public School.
Jodhamal Public School thrashed Alexander Public School by eight goals to nil (8-0).
The second qualifying match was played between Heritage School and Ashoka Higher Secondary School. Heritage School won the match by two goals to one (2-1).
In the first semifinal, Jodhamal Public School defeated GD Goenka Public School by three goals to nil (3-0) via tie-breaker, making it to the finals.
In another semifinal, KC International School trounced Heritage School by three goals to two (3-2) via tie-breaker, thus qualifying for the finals.
The final match was played on Day-2 today between KC International School and Jodhamal Public School. Jodhamal Public School won the match by four goals to nil in an easy contest (4-0).
The winning team was presented a trophy and individual medals by the chief guest, Dr Baba.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest emphasized the importance of sports in schools and encouraged the youth to come forward in the field of sports.
The Vice Chairman KCIS, Chaitanya Chowdhary also spoke on the occasion, congratulating both the teams for their superb display of football skills.
Principal KCIS, Subhendu Sarkar presented the vote of thanks.