Bengaluru athletes compete in Tennis, Athletics and Football on Day 3 of SFA Championships

· Tennis saw school athletes in the U-10, U-12 and U-14 categories battle it out on the courts

· Football in the U-14 & U-16 categories (male athletes) and Athletics in U-8 to U-12 categories (female & male) witnessed immense action

Bengaluru, January 18th, 2024: Day 3 of the SFA Championships saw the Padukone Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence (PDCSE) brimming with energy as Tennis matches kicked off, and Football matches continued to set an electrifying atmosphere. Meanwhile, at the Sports Authority of India Netaji Subhas Southern Centre, Athletics reached the finals, across all categories. The day showcased the remarkable dedication and unique skills of over 550 athletes across three sporting categories.

The Tennis arena unfolded with intense matches, ranging from fast-paced rallies to strategic plays, powerful serves to agile volleys, the young tennis enthusiasts displayed their skills, adding to the overall excitement of the SFA Championships. In the U-12 (male) category, Sriram Sesh Kana, from Oakridge International School, Dommasandra won the Round 1 against Rishank Chandramouli, from Global Indian International School, Whitefield, with a score of 4-2.

Meanwhile, Athletics saw fierce competition in sprints and relays to long jumps and high jumps, for athletes in U-8 to U-12 categories. Ananya Natarajan, from Vidyashilp academy, Yelahanka took the podium position for U-12 female athletes in 300m, clocking 56.06seconds. In the same category, Praganya Deepti Pradeep from Euro school, Whitefield bagged silver and Parmita Lade from The Cambridge International School, Harlur bagged bronze.

Gleaming with joy, the U-14 Football team from Global Indian International School, Whitefield shared their thoughts on winning the match at the SFA Championships, “We are thankful to our dedicated coaches who have trained us diligently. While we were nervous before the match, we gave our best, and the victorious feeling upon winning is unparalleled. We have participated in the SFA Championships for the first time ever, and are impressed by the scale of the Championships.”

Football matches had U-14 and U-16 boys competing in the knockout rounds. Global Indian International School, Bannerghatta won against KLE Society’s School , Rajajinagar, with an unbeatable score of 4-0!

Results of Day 3

Sport

Category

Winner name – Athlete & School

1st Runner up

2nd Runner up

Scoreboard of the 1st Place winners or matches

Tennis

U-10 Boys

Niiam Adarsh, Vidyashilp Academy, Yelahanka

Gurav Agarwal, Vidyashilp Academy, Yelahanka

4-3

U-10 Boys

Vedanth Gowda, Sri Sri Ravishankar, Vidya Mandir

Tanush shah, Delhi Public School, Electronic City

4-3

U-10 Boys

Samarth Narayan, Vidyashilp Academy, Yelahanka

Vihaan Kumar, Global Indian International School, Whitefield

4-0

U-12 Boys

Avyukt Nayak, Ryan International School, Yelahanka

Badrinath Reddy, Delhi Public School, Bangalore East

4-0

U-12 Boys

Akshay Vinayak, Delhi Public School, Electronic City

Samaksh garg, Delhi Public School, Bangalore East

4-2

U-12 Boys

Sriram Sesh Kana, Oakridge International School, Dommasandra

Rishank Chandramouli, Global Indian International School, Whitefield

4-2

U-12 Boys

Smayan Desai, Oakridge International School, Dommasandra

Ahaan sapre, Oakridge International School, Dommasandra

4-0

U-12 Boys

Padigala shrihari, Delhi Public School, Bangalore East

Auyukt sreekar reddy, Vidyashilp Academy, Yelahanka

4-0

U-12 Boys

Vikash Meganathan, Ebenezer International School Bangalore, E City

Adhyant Hooda, Samsidh International School, HSR Layout

4-1

U-12 Boys

Sreehari Bavukat, Tattva School, Kumbalgodu

Vivaan Srivastava, The Cambridge International School, Harlur

4-3

U-12 Boys

Rachith R, St. Joseph’s School (CBSE), Vittal Mallya Road

Dakshith Gowda H M, Ryan International School, Yelahanka

4-1

U-12 Boys

Arjun Krishnan, Greenwood High, Sarjapur

Vikranth Peddireddy, Delhi Public School, Bangalore East

4-0

U-12 Boys

GuhanPanner kumar, Delhi Public School, Bangalore East

Krishay Saproo, The Cambridge International School, Harlur

4-1

U-12 Boys

Ryansh Arora, Greenwood High, Sarjapur

Animesh Vasisht, Delhi Public School, Bangalore East

4-2

U-12 Boys

Shivansh, Sharma, Greenwood High, Sarjapur

Divit Chawla, Global Indian International School, Whitefield

4-0

U-12 Boys

Darsh Malhan, The Cambridge International School, Harlur

Vihaan Arkeri, 21kSchool

U-14 Boys

Karthikeya Nalam Oakridge International School, Dommasandra

Shaurya Achar, Greenwood High, Bannerghatta (ICSE)

4-0

Athletics

U-12 3OOM Girls

Ananya Natarajan Vidyashilp academy, yelahanka

Praganya Deepti, Pradeep Euro school, Whitefield

Parmita Lade The cambridge international school, harlur

56:06 sec

U 12 Shot put 3 KG – Boys

Damodara, K R V Public school, visweswarapuram, bengalure

Yashas Jagadish Gurikar, Sri chaitanya techno school, subramanyapura

Yadhuveer D Sri krishna international public school, Lakshman nagar

5.63 m

U 12 300M – Boys

Sreehari MR. Kendriya Vidyaliya, Malleswaram

Karthik Aksaran, Kamaraj Balwin international school

Aahil J Balwin boys school

51:48 sec

Football

U – 14 Boys’

Cambridge International School, Harlur

Venus International Public School, Rajajinagar

8 – 0

U – 14 Boys’

Global Indian International School, Bannerghatta

KLE Society’s School , Rajajinagar

4-0

U – 14 Boys’

Global Indian International School, Whitefield

Delhi Public School, East

4-1

U – 14 Boys’

Delhi Public School, Bangalore East – D

Global Indian International School, Whitefield -B

10-0

Padukone Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence is all set to kickoff Badminton, Volleyball, and Basketball matches on the Day 4 of SFA Championships. Meanwhile, the Force 1 Skating Rink will witness thrilling Skating competitions, adding an extra layer of excitement to the SFA Championships.

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