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Loyola U-15 set to play all India finals in Kolkata

Star Sports U-17 South Goa champions and State runners-up

Story: Final | on | 15th January 2016, 12:00 Hrs

The Goan Network


Loyola High School, Margao sponsored by Salgaocar Football Club, has been hogging the limelight and dominating the various age groups in inter-school football tournaments. The under 15 team, winners of the Goa leg of the Star Sports Young Heroes, presented by Parle in association with IDBI Federal Life Insurance, has qualified for the All India finals to be played in Kolkata on January 16. Loyola school Principal, Fr Peter Rodrigues said:“At Loyolas we create an ambiance for every boy to inculcate a love for football; apart from his studies. We are consistent in our performance and have contributed players for the National team, I-League, Goa Professional League as well as Indian Super League in the country. We are grateful to Salgaocar Football Club for taking the initiative in contributing towards expenses of the team which will shortly leave for Kolkata and also for their continuous support in all school football activities."

He added: "Salgaocar FC continuously supports and encourages the coaches to update and improve their knowledge as well as to constantly strive to upgrade their licensing so as to reach the potential of each and every player. To this effect, a variety of innovative programmes are conducted to meet the interest and ability of the players. This year also the school football teams U-13/14/15 and 17 categories have performed well in various interschool football tournaments. They all are doing well because of the continuous support from the school management and Salgaocar Football Club. We wish the team all the success."

Swati Salgaocar, Vice-President - Youth Development, Salgaocar FC, also added: "We at Salgaocar FC are proud of our long standing association with Loyola High School, an institution that shares our passion in promoting football among Goan youth. All of us at Salgaocar FC would like to wish them great success in their campaign at the Star Sports Young Heroes tournament.”

Loyola HS performance for 2015-16: U-13 Runners up for Bro Slatery Cup held at Chicalim;U-14 Subroto Cup Taluka runners-up (a total of 52 teams participated); U-14 Runners up for Fr Pedro Arrupe Cup organised by St Britto old boys association; U-15 State Champions and qualified for Nationals to be held at Kolkata organized by Star SportsU-17 South Goa champions and State runners-up.