Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana Rink Football Tournament 2018 to kick off September 24 onwards

The tournament will begin with an encounter between defending champions Sacred Heart, and St. Joseph’s on September 24.

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Defending champions Sacred Heart ‘A’, Andheri will set the ball rolling when they take on St. Joseph’s, Umerkhadi in the opening Men’s match of the Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana’s Inter-Parish Rink Football Tournament 2018 for the Victor D’Mello Trophy. The matches will be played under floodlights at the Gymkhana’s tennis courts, starting from Monday, September 24.

Over 90 parish teams from across south, western and central parts of the Mumbai, Vasai, Vashi and Navi Mumbai will be seen in this annual tournament.

Besides the competition for men, the organisers would also conduct events in the women’s open and Veterans men categories. Former Indian stars, Godfred Pereira and Steven Dias to name a few have had experience of participating in action during this popular and eagerly awaited tournament.

Pereira lauded the efforts of the WCG organising committee. “This is a tournament of very high quality and keen competition that sets the pace and standard to encourage the youth of our parishes to achieve greater heights in the game. The organisers have done a fantastic job putting this together, year after year. Another superb tournament is on cards,” he stated.

Dias looks forward to once again witness some engrossing and exciting matches. 

“Like in the past, I once again enjoyed the experience of playing in the tournament last year and also watched a couple of exciting games, including the three finals. I urge football lovers to attend in large numbers to cheer the cream of international and national players and encourage the younger ones, who would be seen taking part in this tournament.”

The finals of all the events are slated to be played on Sunday, November 4. The champions, runners-up and all the individual award winners would be presented with handsome trophies and gifts.

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