Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:12 am Post subject: PIFA Inter Center Tournament 2009
Premier India Football Academy held their annual PIFA Inter Center Tournament this year at their Bandra center on 31 January 2009.
About two hundred and fifty children between 7-16 years reported from all the 6 centers to participate in this annual PIFA fest organised by Premier India Football Academy.
The children played in their respective age group along with students from different centers. The children made new friends and played a very high standard of football. Parents were impressed by the children’s ability and progress.
The winners for the U-8 was Black Cats, the best player was Rahil B; the winners for U-11 was Team Germany, the best player was Ishaan; the winners for U-14 was Team Gerrard, the best player was Elton; the winners for U-17 was Team Manchester United, the best player was Dashyang K. The best player of the tournament was Saeki Osamura.
Fair Play awards were also give for each age group, the winners were Pratam, Krish, Arkin I. & Aayush P.
A special award was given for the most improved player from each of the 3 centers that operated throughout the year. The winners were Karandeep A. from Juhu, Manav N. from Bandra and Yohaan C. from Gamdevi.
At the prize distribution sponsored by Nike, children & coaches from the academy were feliciated by their respective PIFA coaches for achieving glory for their state.
• Hussain Vahanvaty played for WIFA Maharashtra U-13 boys that won the Fair Play award at the AIFF National Football Festival held in Tatanagar.
• Natasha Merchant, Tavishi Pandey, Sakshi Mehta, Kunashni Parikh, Leah Poonawalla, Natasha Rajpal played for WIFA Maharashtra U-14 girls that came runners up at the AIFF National Football Festival held in Chennai
• Elton, Sunny, Siddarth & Garrick played for DSO Maharashtra U-14 that won third place at the National School Games held in Mumbai
• Neel Shah for playing for WIFA Maharashtra U-14 boys at the AIFF National Football Festival held in Goa
• Nirvan Shah for coaching the WIFA Maharashtra U-14 girls that came runners up & DSO Maharashtra U-14 that won third place.
During the tournament 14 players were selected for the PIFA Elite Junior team that will tour Kolhapur from 20-22 February 2009.
Nike held an informative session – EKIN, they addressed all the latest development of football gears available to the children.
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