Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, May 15: 34 member J&K Speedball contingent was flagged off for North Zone Championship in a simple function at Birla Open Mind International School, here.
The selected players are from different schools namely SD Tara Puri School, Dogra Hr Secondary School , DPS Jammu, Banyan International School, Jammu Sanskariti School, May Fair School, Air Force School, St Xavier Convent School, New Era Environmental School and Nanda Sports Club.
Sunny Nanda, International medallist in Speedball will accompany the team as chief coach, while Sahil Janjua will accompany the team as manager and Arti Bhagat as head girl.
Vinnay Kumar, SP South was the chief guest, while Virender Gupta, SHO and JS Hundal, Principal Bomis were the special guests.
Abhay Basur (Director MFS) and Sonu Sharma (Director LMPS) along with the Association members namely Anil Nanda, Pawan Kumar, Jatin, Sandeep and Janeet Kour were also present on the occasion.
The selected players included Bhumika Gupta, Prakshima Gupta, Anshuka Gupta, Kanika Dewan, Sameer Kalotra, Rehana, Mannat Kour, Janvi Sharma, Akriti Gupta, Atharva Gupta, Mishti Gupta, Yogant Singh, Rudraksh Sharma, Aneesh Sharma, Shanu Singh, Harington Paul, Suchit Kumar, Prince Khoja, Dhruv Choudhary, Smohit Sharma, Saksham Rana, Naisargika, Karanveer Singh, Danish Gupta, Veronica Kour, Jatin, Akarshit, Nixon, Princedeep, Gunjot, Sakshi, Pranvita, Harasdeep Singh, Sachin, Viraj, Vyomika, Verainjeet, Alarshit, Kanhiya, Saiyam, Numir and Bhavishya.
On the occasion J&K Sports Speedball Association distributed Speedball Rackets among the selected players.