The two-day tournament experienced its final moments with the final match of U-19 girls’ category where BAF Shaheen English Medium School clinched the title after an exhilarating and breath-taking finale, beating Don Bosco School 3-2
The Inter-English Medium School Football Fest, organised by BAF SEMS, concluded at BAF Shaheen College playground Saturday night.
The two-day tournament experienced its final moments with the final match of U-19 girls’ category where BAF Shaheen English Medium School clinched the title after an exhilarating and breath-taking finale, beating Don Bosco School 3-2.
Earlier, the final matches of the U-16 and 19 boys’ group were also held in a befitting fashion where the spectators witnessed some thrilling moments, great dribbling and passing skills from the young players.
In the U-16 boys’ category, BAF SEMS became champion beating Seabreeze School 4-1.
In the U-19 boys’ category, Bangladesh International School and College clinched the title by defeating Delhi Public School 3-1 .
As the chief guest, Air Vice Marshal M Abul Bashar, BBP, OSP, ndc, acsc, psc, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operation), Bangladesh Air Force was present among the spectators to witness the final match.
In his noteworthy speech, the chief guest mentioned that BAF SEMS is a unique school to nurture the juveniles through their academic lessons, moral values as well as sportsmanship spirit to pave their way towards greater achievements in life.
He also added, “The enthusiasm that fills the heart of the players and audience inspires physical stamina and teach us to take victories and defeats in our stride. Very provides a winner a scale to measure his or her success.”
The principal of BAF SEMS group captain Ferdous Mannan, psc, also delivered a speech.
In his speech, he thanked the 24 schools and all concerned people for being part of SEMS’ historic journey of acquaintance.
Later on, the chief guest along with the AOC, BSR and and Principal of SEMS distributed the prizes among the players and team officials of the champions and runner-up teams.
There were also individual awards like top-scorer, best goalkeeper, best defender and Most Valuable Player from each category.
It is mentionable that the tournament started Friday and 430 players (including both boys and girls) from 24 renowned English Medium schools of the city played in 80 matches in three different categories.
All the participating teams enjoyed the event in true spirit of sportsmanship.
They returned home happily and desired to participate in future.