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7th QPR - South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenger 2015



PRESS RELEASE QPR 16.10.2015 : The 7th edition of the South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenger (SMJSC) 2015 in association with renowned English Club Queens Park Rangers FC (QPR FC) is all set to kick-off at the Western Railway Stadium in Parel on Saturday, 17th October, 2015.

The competition, which has gained popularity and growth in the past six years, is an initiative of former Union Minister Milind Deora.

Conceived and managed by Saran Sports, the event which is also India’s largest and longest running community football tournament, is backed by Aditya Birla Group and Essar Group. The competition is also partnered by Axis Bank (Banking Partner), Britannia and Tang.

With an aim to provide an equal and fair opportunity to kids from diverse backgrounds to showcase their talent and skills on a common platform, the Junior Soccer Challenger involves Private schools, Government aided and Municipal schools from South Mumbai.

The seventh edition of the Junior Soccer Challenger will see participation from over 6000 children in the Boys and the Girls' section. A total of 130-odd schools who are participating will be represented by over 700 teams in five age groups – Under-8, 10, 12, 14, 16 – and will play more than 900 matches over three weekends till December.

The tournament will also serve as a talent hunt to shortlist 50 players for a Coaching Clinic which will be conducted exclusively by the Queens Park Rangers (QPR) Youth Academy coaches in Mumbai during December.

Speaking about the championship, Mr. Milind Deora (Ex Member of Parliament & Ex Union Minister) said: "Football is a growing passion amongst today’s youth. By organising such championships I hope to provide a platform for the youth to exhibit their football skills. I hope to provide football enthusiasts with the necessary infrastructure and help the coaches identify talent. I am sure that with a cohesive effort, we will be able to popularize and develop the sport in India."

QPR.s head of community program, Mr. Andy Evans said: “We have been associated with the South Mumbai Junior Soccer championship since its inception in 2009. The participants have been increasing and we have witnessed some astounding talent. Even though this championship aims at bringing only the South Mumbai community together, I am sure we can contribute to developing the young Indian talent that is clearly evident here in South Mumbai.




7th QPR - South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenger 2015
Young guns Renee and Tricia fire St. Anne’s to title

QPR-MUMBAI 14.12.2015 : Football is their passion. Both of them live football and are very passionate about sport. Best friends Renee Talati and Tricia Colaco’s lethal partnership was one of the shining moments in India’s largest and longest running community football event which concluded recently.

The duo tormented rival defenses leading from the front to help St. Anne's High School (Fort) lift the Under-16 title in the Girls’ section of the 7th QPR South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenger 2015.

Speaking about their title winning campaign, fourteen-year-old Renee said, “I am really happy today that finally we have won the title. We started really well and continued to do well in the entire tournament so we truly deserve it.”

Meanwhile, Tricia too was on cloud nine after winning the prestigious trophy. “We started the tournament with three players as most of the players had exams but once they were back we performed really well and finally we won the tournament.”

Renee who played in an attacking position for her school started playing football when she was in Class 4th. From there on, she never looked back and continued to excel in the sport having been hooked on instantly. In fact, she comes from a sporting background with elder sister Rhea too a footballer who played for the same school. Renee looks upto her elder sister as her idol and inspiration and learns a lot about the game. While Rhea played as Goalkeeper, the younger sibling loves to play upfront. “I love scoring goals and that is why I decided to become a striker,” says an excited Renee.

Speaking about her best friend Tricia, she added, “We have developed a great chemistry both on and off the pitch. Apart from being best friend when off the field, on the field we try to find space and combine well so that we can make an attempt at the goal.”

Meanwhile, another gem of St Anne’s team, Tricia Colaco had to switch schools to pursue her dream of playing football. Tricia earlier studied in St. Agnes before switching to St. Anne’s. “I love playing football and I had to change my school two years back so that I can pursue the sport, as my previous school (St Agnes High School) did not have a football team.”

Tricia along with Renee are also part of Bodyline women’s football team which plays at the senior level. Tricia feels playing with older girls makes them stronger and helps them improve. “Playing with a senior team is a completely different experience and we get to learn a lot while playing,” she says.

Tricia also captained the Maharashtra team at School National Games and was the top scorer in the competition. Speaking about her teammate and best friend Renee, Tricia expresses “We have been friends ever since we met each other at training. We have an understanding between us and it helps a lot!”

Christ Church School, St. Anne’s clinch multiple titles
09.12.2015: QPR-MUMBAI: Christ Church School and St. Anne’s School clinched multiple titles on the final day of the 7th QPR South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenger 2015 held at the Western Railway Sports Complex in Mumbai.

A total of seven different schools emerged victorious in nine finals across two sections and five age-groups played on the seventh day of the competition. Christ Church School and St. Anne’s were the best achievers winning two titles each. The day began Christ Church School beating Campion School 3-0 in the Under-10 Boys’ section after a hattrick from striker Shrey. In the same age group in the Girls’ section, goals from Unmehen (2) and Nupoor helped Christ Church breeze past St. Anne’s School.

St. Anne’s made up for their loss in the Under-10 section by clinching the titles in the Under-12 and Under-16 Girls’ sections. Goals from Simran, Kiara and Saiba (2) helped them to a 4-0 win over Bombay International School in the U12, while Renee Talati struck in the U16 final win over the same opponent.

Elsewhere Bombay International School (Boys, U10), Campion School (Boys, U12), Holy Name High School (Boys, U14) along with JBCN International (Girls, U14) too emerged victorious in their respective sections. At the end of the fourth week of India’s largest and longest running community football event, a total of over 6000 kids from over 700 schools showcased their talent with over a 1000 matches being played.



RESULTS, FINALS - BOYS

Under-8 :Bombay International School 1-1, (3-2) (Kabir) Aditya Birla World Academy (Vedant) 
Under-10: Christ Church School 3 (Shrey 3)-0  Campion School 
Under-12 : Campion School 2 (Amaan Mehta, Vihan Toprani)-0 Christ Church School 
Under-14 : Holy Name High School 1 (Geetesh)-0 St. Mary’s SSC 
Under-16 : Antonio D’Souza High School 2 (Kamran Ansari 2)-1 Bombay International School (Ritvik Radhakrishnan)
 
RESULTS, FINALS - GIRLS

Under-10 : Christ Church School 3 (Unmehen 2, Nupoor)-0 St. Anne’s School 
Under-12 : St. Anne’s School 4 (Saiba 2, Simran, Kiara)-3 Bombay International School (Simran 2, Dia)
Under-14 : JBCN International 2 (Aafreen)-1 JB Petit School (Andita)
Under-16 : St. Anne’s School 2 (Renee Talati, Own Goal)- 0 Bombay International School 



Forty-eight boys’ teams qualify for knockouts in two sections

PRESS RELEASE QPR 10.11.2015 : Forty-eight boys’ teams qualified for the knockout phase in two different sections on the fourth day of the 7th QPR South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenger 2015 at the Western Railway Sports Complex in Mahalaxmi, Mumbai.

A total of over 1200 boys representing over 140 teams of Municipal Schools were in action in the Under-12 and Under-14 age groups.All the teams played at least two matches each, totalling up to 144 games which were played on five pitches with each playing hosting almost 30 games throughout the day.

In the Under-12 section, Worli Naka UP Marathi Municipal No. 1, Motishah Lane UP Hindi, Tadwadi UP Municipal Hindi, Parel Bhoiwada UP Marathi No. 1, Sitaram Mill Compound MPS and N.M Joshi Marg School, were few of the 16 teams who qualified for the knockouts.

Meanwhile, in the Under-14 section, Abhyudaynagar UP Municipal Marathi School, NM Joshi Municipal Secondary 'B', K.K. Marg Municipal UP Hindi No. 1 'A', Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar English 'A' and Love Grove Pumping Marathi School, were a few among 32 teams to qualify for the knockouts.
SELECTED RESULTS

Under-12, Group-8

New Mody Street Mun. Eng: 7 (Rahul 4, Vishal 2, Ashish) b Adarsh Nagr Mun. No. 3: 0

Madanpura Vocational: 5 (Azad 3, Ansur Rehman, Adil) b Adarsh Nagr Mun. No. 3: 0

Madanpura Vocational: 1 (Azad) drew with New Mody Street Mun. Eng: 1 (Vishal)
 

Under-14, Group-3

Mominpura Mun. Urdu 'B': 5 (Hamza 3, Adil, Farhan) Colaba UP Eng. 'A': 1 (Fardeen)

Mominpura Mun. Urdu 'B': 3 (Hamza 2, Farhan) b Khandia Street Mun. Urdu School: 0  

Colaba UP Eng 'A': 4 (Rohan 2, Fardeen, Vicky) b Khandia Street Mun. Urdu School: 0    


Sixty-four girls' teams qualify for knockouts in three sections

PRESS RELEASE QPR 06.11.2015 : Sixty-four girls' teams qualified for the knockout phase in three different sections on the third day of the 7th QPR South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenger 2015 at the Western Railway Sports Complex in Mahalaxmi, Mumbai.

A total of over 1160 girls representing over 145 teams of Private and Municipal Schools were in action in the Under-12, 14 and 16 age groups. All the teams played at least two matches each, totalling up to 188 games which were played on five pitches with each playing hosting more than 50 games throughout the day.

In the Under-12 section, NSS Hill Spring International, JBCN International 'A', St. Annes Girls School 'A', JB Petit 'A' and Bombay International School 'A', were few of the 16 teams who qualified for the knockouts.

Meanwhile, in the Under-14 section, Christ Church International School, Adarsh Nagar UP English, Shiwari Koliwada UP Municipal School, St. Anne's Girls School, JBCN International 'A', JB Petit School 'A', Bombay International School and Sitaram Mull Compound UP Marathi School, were a few among 32 teams to qualify for the knockouts.

Elsewhere, in the Under-16 section, Bombay International Team 'A', JB Petit School 'B', Christ Church School, Convent of Jesus & Mary Fort, Naigaon Municipal Secondary, Aditya Birla World Academy, Baradevi Municipal Secondary Marathi School 'A' and Sacred Heart School, Worli, were few of the 16 teams who qualified for the knockouts.
SELECTED RESULTS

Girls, Under-14

Group 21

Shiwari Koliwada UP: 6 (Pooja Jamnik 6) - 0 Mazgaon Urdu 
Shiwari Koliwada UP: 2 (Pratiksha Hingole, Pooja Jamnik) - 1 Parel Poibawdi Eng (Pooja Thorat)
Parel Poibavdi Eng: 4 (Ritika 2, Pratiksha, Madhuri)- 0 Mazgaon Urdu  

Group 13

JB Petit 'B': 6 (Naina 5, Sehyar) - 0 Prabodhankar Thakare Hindi 
JB Petit 'B': 1 (Sehyar) - 0 Worli Naka UP Hindi 'A' 
Worli Naka UP Hindi 'A': 1 (Gudiya Gupte) - 0 Prabodhankar Thakare Hindi 

Group 11

Nawab Tank Tamil: 0-0 Motishah Lande UP Marathi 
Bombay Int. 'A': 6 (Navya Joshi 4, Malvika, Diya Karwa) - 0 Nawab Tank Tamil 
Bombay Int. 'A': 5 (Navya Joshi 3, Diya Karwa, Malvika M) - 0  Motishah Lande UP Marathi 
Day 2 - 18th October, 2015
Boys U-12: Private Schools 
qualified for knockout rounds are 
NSS Hill Spring International School – A
St. Xaviers Boys – A
Bai Kabibai English School - B
Sundatta School – B

Boys U-16 : Private Schools
qualified for knockout rounds are
Holy Name High School – A
K.C.K.A Jain Vidyalaya - A
St. Mary’s High School SSC – B
Holy Name High School – B


Day 1 - 17th October, 2015 
Boys U-14 : Private Schools 
qualified for knockout rounds are 
St. Xaviers Boys – A
Holy Name High School – A
St. Mary's High School (SSC) – A
Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1 - B
Christ Church Cambridge – B
 

Boys U -16 : Municipal Schools
qualified for knockout rounds are 
Baradevi Municipal Secondary Marathi – A
Worli Sea Face English Secondary – A
Naigaon Municipal Secondary School – A
New Mody Street Municipal English School - B
Naigaon Municipal Secondary School – B
Worli Sea Face Upper Primary English School – B



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This year the tournament was played on a league format with the winners declared on the highest number of points after all teams played one another. It was one of the closest contested league this season with all winners being confirmed on the last day.

The Open Category was won Kick FC headed by Prasham Shah and the Bajaj brother Yash & Kabir. Runners up – OIS ASB headed by Davi Netto, an ex Brazilian Club player. The winners of the U16 category was Project Mayhem captained by Amaan Kharachiwala, they pipped Angry Bulls Captained by Ryan Pontis on goal difference.

The winners of the U13 category was Panthers from Ecole Mondiale, captained by Aditya Shivkumar, they too won on a one goal difference over Youngstars captained by Jordan Narohna. The U10 was won by OIS United by one point beating Jedi Knights.

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