5 a side tournament for U17 boys

Boys with the Trophy

Vignesh - Player of the tournament

A 5 a side football tournament was organized by Unique football academy, Madurai on 25th and 26th October. Boys under the age group of 17 were eligible to participate in the tournament. Total 23 teams from school,clubs and football academy participated in the tournament. It was a league cum knockout tournament. Our middle academy boy represented our academy team. In fact our was the youngest team- the average age was 15. We started the tournament with defeat in the league opener and eventually finished as winners. It was most tiring tournament as we played 7 matches in 2days to win the trophy. In the 2nd day we played 5 matches. Our boys played each match as if it was a final. Anyone who witnessed the tournament would have understood the real meaning of team work.In the final match our team had to come from behind twice to draw level before winning on penalty shoot out. Vignesh was adjudged as player of the tournament.


Match OpponentResultScoreScorer
1st League MatchDon Bosco FCLost1 - 2Vignesh
2nd League MatchBosco FCDraw0 - 0
3rd League MatchVelammal SchoolWon2 - 1Vignesh, Arunpandi
Pre Qtr final St Mary’s SchoolWon3 - 1Vignesh, Sundar 2
Quarter FinalKeswick SchoolWon1 - 1
1 - 0 (penalty shootout)
Semi FinalFuscos SchoolWon1 - 0Vignesh
FinalKeren public schoolWon2 - 2
2 - 1 (penalty shootout)
Vignesh, Vinith

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