The Tata Motors ‘School Football Championship’ kicked off to a very successful start at Inventure Academy on the 14 January 2017. The SFC is organised by Just For Kicks, one of the biggest interschool football tournaments in India and ran until 22 January 2017. This was an U10 and U12 age group championship for both boys and girls and we participated with 4 Teams.
On the day 1 itself, our Inventurers from both U-10 and U-12 categories won a total of 6 Matches against Kadugodi Cheetahs, Greenwood High, Avalahalli Invincible and Oakridge International. The results of Day-1 are as follows:
1. Under – 12 Boys Category
● 1st Match – Inventure won against Kadugodi Cheetahs by 11-0 goals.
2. Under – 12 Girls Category
● 1st Match – Inventure won against Greenwood High by 3 – 1 goals.
● 2nd Match – Inventure won against Kadugodi Cheetahs by 6 – 0 goals.
3. Under – 10 Boys Category
● 1st Match – Inventure won against Oakridge International by 6-1 goals.
● 2nd Match – Inventure Won against Avalahalli Invincible by 10 – 0 goals.
4. Under – 10 Girls Category
● 1st Match – Inventure lost to Greenwood high by 3-0 goals.
● 2nd Match – Inventure won against Avalahalli Invincible by 3-0 goals.
Inventurers continued the winning streak on Day 2. We won a total of 6 matches against Avalahalli Invincible, Immadihalli Super Kids, Nallur Direwolves, Oakridge International, Agrahara Blitz and qualified for the Semi-Final matches. The results of the Day 2 are as follows:
1. Under 12 Boys
● 1st match – Inventure won against Avalahalli Invincible by 5-0 goals.
● 2nd match – Inventure won against Immadihalli Super Kids by 12-0 goals.
2. Under 12 Girls
● 1st match – Inventure won against Nallur Direwolves by 5-0 goals.
● 2nd match – Inventure won against Oakridge International by 9-0 goals.
3. Under – 10 Boys
● Inventure won against Agrahara Blitz by 9-0 goals.
4. Under – 10 Girls
● Inventure won against Agrahara Blitz by 7-0 goals.
School Football Championship concluding day was on 21 & 22 January at Inventure Academy. Inventurers added one more feather in Inventure Academy’s Cap by emerging as the winners in U 10 Boys and U 12 Girls Category. The results of the Semifinals and Finals are as:
● Semifinals – Inventure Won against TISB by 3-2 goals.
● Finals – Inventure won against Greenwood High by 2-0 goals.
Hyunjoon Ahn emerges as the top scorer of the tournament with 17 goals and Inventure Academy declared as winners in Under 10 Boys Category.
Inventure Academy was declared winner in the Under 12 Girls category and ‘Treia Menon’ emerges as the top scorer of the tournament by scoring 19 goals.
● Semifinals – Inventure won against Brigade by 1-0 goals.
● Finals – Inventure won against Greenwood high by 6-0 goals.
In U 10 Girls and U 12 Boys Category, Inventure Academy lost to Greenwood High and Ebenezar but our Inventurer Ananya Jain was declared top scorer of the tournament.
● Under 10 Girls Category – Runners Up
○ Finals – Inventure lost to greenwood high by 1-0 goals.
● Under 12 Boys Cat – Runners Up
○ Semifinals – Inventure won against Ebenezar by 1-0 goals.
○ Finals – Inventure lost to Greenwood by 3-1 goals.
We are delighted to have got this opportunity to be a part of SFC. It was a very inspiring & fun event for our Young football enthusiasts.
Inventure U-10 Boys and U-12 Girls teams won the Bangalore leg of the SFC Championships held at Inventure and qualified for the the Nationals held in Mumbai on 5 February 2017.
At the Nationals, our U-12 Girls team won the championship while our U-10 Boys finished runners-up. In addition, Treia Menon won the Golden Boot (Best Player of the tournament) and Trisha Pereira won the Golden Boot (Best Goalkeeper of the tournament) awards.
Here are more details on the matches the teams played:
● U-12 Girls:
○ Semi-finals – Inventure Academy, Bangalore won 5-0 against Sreenidhi International School, Hyderabad
○ Finals – Inventure Academy Bangalore won against Sitaram Mill Compound Public School, Mumbai 2-0 in a tie breaker (Full time score 1-1)
● U-10 Boys:
○ Semi-finals – Inventure Academy Bangalore won 2-0 against Sreenidhi International School, Hyderabad.
○ Finals – Inventure Academy Bangalore lost 2-4 to St. Anne’s High School, Mumbai.
Here’s what our parents say about School Football Championship.
“As a first time parent at the School Football Championship, I was overwhelmed at the participation and interaction between the students over football. I think getting young children to compete with other schools builds a certain level of confidence, camaraderie and a love for the game which is unparalleled.
The interaction between children from diverse backgrounds was interesting to watch.While for some it was a new experience and a whole new kind of exposure, for others it was a grounding experience. But an experience, I think, every child must have when playing any sport.
I congratulate Inventure Academy and the team of organizers for hosting such events which provide our children with a platform to develop essential life skills and good sportsmanship.’”
(Parent of Ishaan Nikhil Yathiraj Grade 3)