The spectacular journey of the girls’ volleyball team from Z.P. to nationals and the experience of organizing and coaching the National camp in the school made us think of organizing the 1st ‘Late Dr. Sudheer Phatak & Mrs Vaidehi Phatak Memorial U/12 VolleyBall Tournament’ For Boys & Girls.
This tournament was held over the last weekend of February with a great response of around 22 teams of boys and 16 teams of girls participating in the tournament. These included teams from Saswad, Ahmednagar and Baramati too.
The opening ceremony of the tournament was graced with the presence of our Director Mr Anvit Phatak, Mr. Yogesh Deshmukh – Mandar Developers, Mr. Shyam Palsule – Poona District Volleyball Vice President, Mr. Akshay Tavare – NIS coach, Mr. Umesh Zagade – PWD Engineer, Beed District and Ms. Zeenal Zala – National player.
The tournament was played by League cum knock out basis. The results for tournament are as follows:
GIRLS: The top two teams – Millennium team A and B won us the 1st and the 2nd place, that too in a close match between them with the scores: 25 – 23 and 25 – 22. The team from Saswad secured the 3rd place.
BOYS: Atmamalik school played really well, deserved the gold while defeating Millennium boys in a close fight with scores: 25 – 23, 25 – 22. Millennium boys who were the runners-up displayed a good performance in the earlier matches too winning against the strongest team from Maharashtra – Pride English School. Shivaji English Medium School secured the 3rd place.
Congratulations to the managing committee and the coaches for planning, organizing, co-ordinating and implementing a huge event.