FAIPS-DPS EMERGES AS CHAMPIONS IN 24TH CBSE KUWAIT CLUSTER FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
FAIPS hosted the 24th CBSE Kuwait clusters Football (Under 19) tournament at their synthetic football ground from 31st October to the 3rd of November 2022. This prestigious responsibility was shouldered by the Physical Education Department of FAIPS with great enthusiasm and precision. 240 students from 15 Indian schools participated in the 4-day football carnival.
The inaugural ceremony was held on Monday, 31st October 2022. The Sports Captains of FAIPS, Anirudh Srinivas and Sai Harshita introduced the chief guest and other dignitaries. The Principal of FAIPS, Mr. Ravi Ayanoli, in his welcome address advised the teams to practice fair play and hence to exhibit good sportsmanship. The Chief Guest Dr. V Binumon, the Senior Administrator and Principal of ICSK, Senior, declared the tournament open by kick starting the first match.
The tournament was played on a knockout basis. After 3 days of intense football, 4 teams adorned the semi-final line-up. The first semi-final was played between FAIPS and IIS Mangaf in which FAIPS turned out victorious. The second semi-final was played between IPS and IEAS, and IPS tasted victory.
Under the captainship of Anirudh Srinivas, the FAIPS team comprised Mohammed Ihsaan Asheel, Taha Rahim Abdul Wajid Sheikh Abdul Rahim, Sai Srikant Hari, Mahir Patel, Tanush Rai, Kenneth Alan Jeyakar, Fatin Ahmed, Farazuddin Ahmed Khan, Tridib Biswas, Sharal Arasu Maniyarasu, Nakul Krishna, Divyansh Mani Tripathi, Amen Nambiar, Aniket Tharun, Agaasi Dsouza, Tusheel Das, Benjamin Aji Thomas, Tarun Suresh and Samarth Dixit
The Finals between FAIPS and IPS were intensely waged and FAIPS won the match with a score of 3-0. Anirudh Srinivas, Ihsaan Asheel and Divyansh Tripathi netted the goals for FAIPS. The victorious FAIPS team was coached by Mr. Alok Mishra, Physical Education Teacher, FAIPS. Referees from KEFAK officiated all the matches with great accuracy.
Sportsmanship, Comradery, supreme athleticism and passion for the game was witnessed throughout the tournament. Organising the tournament in a professional way brought appreciation from various corners to the FAIPS Physical Education Department and the HoD Ms. Subbulatha R.