Mohali, 5th December: The first ever "Doon International Soccer-Cup Tournament" concluded here today at the soccer ground of Doon International School, Mohali with an impressive closing ceremony and a closely contested final match between Doon International, Mohali and St. Xaviers, Chandigarh, the teams that emerged winners of the two semi-finals. The tournament had started on 2nd December. The event was sponsored by Prof Puri’s Classes, Ganges College of Competition. The tournament went extremely successful, which saw 16 schools of the tri-city participating since last 3 days of tough struggle to reach the finals. A huge celebration atmosphere and big bang was witnessed as the host team won the title.
Mr Tilak R. Sarangal, I.A.S, Principal Secretary, was the chief guest on the occasion, while the two guest of honour were Mr Harjit Singh, General Secretary Mohali District Lawn Tennis Association (MDLTA) and Mr. S.K Dudeja, Marketing Manager, Verka. The management of Doon International was present and remained quite enthusiastic during the entire event including the Managing Director, Principal, Vice Principal and teachers of the school.
In the first semi-final, the host team, Doon International School convincingly beat St. Kabir- Chandigarh by 5-1, while the second semi-final was a close match in which St. Xaviers-Chandigarh defeated I.P.S, Kurali by 5-4.
The nail biting final today took place held between the host team and St. Xaviers, Chandigarh. The show was stolen by Doon International which gave a tough time to St Xaviers in an exciting battle. During the match the host team, Doon International School team registered a convincing 2-1 win over St. Xaviers, Chandigarh in a tie-breaker culminating in penalty shoots. Enthusiasm, cheering, drum beats and vociferous shouting by the by teams of both Schools, and audiences added up to create a befitting atmosphere for a grand finale. The management of Doon International, encouraged with an overwhelming response from different schools, have decided to hold the "Doon International Soccer-Cup Tournament", every year as an annual tournament for schools of the tri-city and promised to make it a watch-out event for every year.