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A Spectacular Dominic Savio Football Tournament at Rinaldi - Don Bosco Youth Centre, Chennai campus


By Fr. Sagayaraj Kasi sdb
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Chennai, Feb. 22. Rinaldi - Don Bosco Youth Centre, Chennai organized a two-day Dominic Savio Football Tournament for under 14 age category children from 20th to 21st February 2021.
The sprawling SIGA oratory campus was filled with more than 500 young children in this august gathering. The managers, coaches, parents, well-wishers, and friends of various playing teams were enthralled to see the bubbling sportive spirit of young children. Nearly 45 teams from in and around Chennai city participated in the football tournament.
Fr. Sagayaraj SDB, the youth director welcomed all the participants while Fr. Nallayan, the Rector felicitated the event with his words of blessing. The tournament was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. John Wilson SDB, the province youth director on 20th February. The tournament was played on a league cum knock-out system. The final match was held on 21st February between Dominic Savio, Kilpauk, and Puzhal FC B team. Both teams tried their best to win and were equally strong and showed their excellent skill and performance. Finally, the Puzhal FC B team with a 4-1 goal defeated Dominic Savio, Kilpauk and won the trophy. The Salesian community members of SIGA along with the oratory members and well-wishers were present for the grand finale on the second day evening. Fr. John Christy SDB, the province youth pastoral delegate,  along with Fr. Nallayan, the Rector of SIGA community, and Mr. Mime Gopi, a cine artist distributed the prizes and trophies to the winning teams. It was a wonderful opportunity to bring all our young children to unlock their talents and exhibit their skills.
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