The 53rd All Kerala Don Bosco Trophy Football Tournament, Kerala’s longest unbroken series of tournament, was held at Don Bosco, Vaduthala from December 6 to 20. On December 6th the tournament was inaugurated by Mr. Mather (President of the DFA and the MD of Mather Builders). In the days that followed, 16 teams from all over Kerala tried their chance in this prestigious tournament. In the finals Shine Soldiers, Vazhakkala defeated Udaya FC Cochin for a convincing margin of 3/1. At the concluding ceremony, the former Sports Minister and newly elected MLA of Ernakulam, Sri Dominic Presentation, presided. Individual prizes were given away by Rev. Fr. Joffie Puthuva, the Director of the Youth centre and the prizes for the best players were given away by Mr. Johnson Fernandez, the General Secretary of the Youth Centre. Fr. Devassy Chirackel (Rector) gave away the permanent trophies for the winners and runners-up along with the cash award. Mr. Dominic Presentation gave away the Don Bosco Trophy and congratulated the players. There was also the lucky dip of coupons conducted for the financial assistance of this tournament. The lot was drawn by the Hon. MLA. For the people of the place this was indeed a football fest of sportsmanship, entertainment and togetherness.

Bro Sumon SDB