Secunderabad: St Andrews School, Bowenpally, achieved a hat-trick of title successes while winning the ninth Jaya Rao Memorial Under-16 Inter-school football tournament at Bolarum High School grounds here on Wednesday.
St Andrews boys and coach hold aloft the trophy after receiving it from SBI Officers Association Deputy General Secretary, BHVVS Srinivas Rao, following their third successive triumph in the ninth Jaya Rao Memorial Inter-school Football Tournament at Bolarum High School grounds on Wednesday. Also seen is St Andrews coach, S Tony Photo: Saleem
However, the biggest thrill came when Under-12 boys featured in exhibition match, and displayed skills that drew applause from the veterans present on the occasion. Ronaldo XI captain Jaison found the back of the net to nail Messi XI 1-0.
Privithi of St Michael’s was awarded Best Goalkeeper while Rohit of Don Bosco was awarded the Best Defender. Johnson of St Andrews emerged as the Best Midfielder and Clement of ZPHS was awarded the Best Striker.
Later, SBI Officers Association Deputy General Secretary, BHVVS Srinivas Rao, have away the prizes. Government Junior College, Bolarum, Principal, B Srinivasulu and Fateh Hyderabad Manager, Abhik Chakraborty graced the occasion alongside S Tony, the coach of the triumphant outfit.