After a week of intense competition among 56 teams from 3 neighboring states, Arasaradi FC from Madurai were crowned Champions today in the finals of our Silver Jubilee tournament conducted here at Thiruvalluvar Nagar Grounds. They beat TVS FC, another Madurai based team, 1-0 in a thrilling final. The solitary goal was scored by Mr. Beauton
In the earlier game for third place, the local team Acme SC which fielded a young side finished 4th after they were defeated by Vinod Kumar FC via penalty shootout.
The winners took home a record prize money of Rs 1 lakh along with individual prizes. The runners-up collected a prize of Rs 50,000 and the third and fourth placed teams took home Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively.
Mr. Rajesh from TVS SC team was awarded the best player of the tournament. The tournament is conducted every year by Acme Sports Club, Madurai, as part of Pongal celebrations. It has grown from its humble beginnings 25 years ago to today’s stature attracting some of the best players in the region.