The CBSE Central Zone Girls Football Tournament, Under 17 and Under 19, Delhi Region 2019 was hosted by Somerville School, Vasundhara Enclave from 21st October 2019 to 25th October 2019.
The opening ceremony was held on 21st October 2019 in the presence of CBSE officials, honourable members of the school management and other guests. The Chief Guest, Mr. Manoj Kumar Srivastava, Director for Professional Examinations, CBSE, Delhi, declared the meet open.
In the opening knockout match in the Under-17 category, Ryan International School, Mayur Vihar defeated Bal Bhavan Public School, MayurVihar by 1-0.
The first match in the Under-19 category was played between Ahlcon Public School, MayurVihar Phase l and Holy Child Senior Secondary School, Tagore Garden. Ahlcon Public School won the tie breaker 5-4.
As the tournament progressed to the next level, teams from different schools from all over Delhi competed against one another with great fervour and enthusiasm.
The first semi-final match in the Under – 17 category was played between Somerville School, Vasundhara Enclave and Ahlcon Public School, MayurVihar where Ahlcon Public School won the match by 7-0.
In the second semi-final match, Modern School Vasant Vihar, beat Springdales School, Pusa Road by 3-0 and made their way into the finals.
In the Under 19 category, the first semi-final was played between Somerville School, Vasundhara Enclave and St. Mary’s School, Safdarjung Enclave. Our team played exceptionally well to beat their rivals 4-0 to reach the finals.
The second semi- final in this category was played between Sanskriti School, Chanakyapuri and Delhi Public School, R K Puram. It was a close finish for Sanskriti School who won the match by 6-5 in a penalty shootout and made their way into the finals.
The special guests at the Prize Distribution Ceremony held on 25th October 2019 were Mr. Ashok Kumar Dhyanchand, the renowned Olympian hockey player and Mr J K Yadav, Regional Officer, CBSE.
In the Under 17 category, Modern School, Vasant Vihar defeated Ahlcon Public School (2-1 in penalties) to lift the Winner’sTrophy.
In the Under 19 category, Somerville School beat Sanskriti School (1-0) and won the Winner’s Trophy.
By winning the CBSE Girls’ Football Tournament (Delhi Region) 2019 the football teams of Modern School, Vasant Vihar (Under 17 team) and Somerville School, Vasundhara Enclave (Under 19 team) have qualified to play at the CBSE Girls’ National Football Tournament 2019 at JBM Global School, NOIDA, from 09 November to 12 November 2019.