The Seventh All Kerala ICSE/ISC Don Bosco Trophy Football Tournament was conducted at Don Bosco Ground, Vaduthala from October 14th to 16th. Mr. V A Zakkir Hussain, President of the District Sports Council, inaugurated the tournament on 14th. He delivered the inaugural address and hoisted the flag to mark the official inauguration of the tournament. The inauguration ceremony was followed by the inaugural match between Sarvodaya, TVM & Kalabhavan, Ernakulam. This time most of the districts of Kerala were represented in the tournament. Yet another noteworthy fact of this tournament was the presence of players from foreign countries: there were almost 10 Korean players and 1 Ethiopian.
In the first semi final conducted on 16th, Don Bosco, Vaduthala defeated Hari Sri Vidhyanithi, Trichur and in the second semi, International School, Trivandrum defeated Kalabhavan, Ernakulam. In the heated finals that followed, Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, Vaduthala defeated International School, Trivandrum, 2-0. Master Anil Peter (Don Bosco) was awarded the trophy for the best goal keeper. Master Subith Lal (Don Bosco) was the best defender. Master Akhil Antony (Don Bosco) was given the trophy for the Promising Player. Master Muhammad Jiddah of Inter national Trivandrum was judged the best forward.
In the concluding function Rev. Fr. Thomas Anchukandam, the Provincial, gave away the trophies. Rev. Fr. Devassy Chirackel (the Rector) and Rev. Fr. Babu Manisserry (administrator) felicitated the gathering.
Bro. Sumon, SDB