Super Six SCG Academy players selected for Goa

Sporting Clube de Goa - GROWING GOA'S GAME!
-Malcolm named Captain

A super six Sporting Clube de Goa Academy players have been selected to represent the state at the 59th School Football National games for U-14 boys, organized by the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, to be held from the 16th till the 22nd January in West Bengal.
David Cardosa (right wing), Jonas Fernandes (stopper), Akshat Hadkonkar (goalkeeper), Malcolm Gonsalves (striker), Niraj Parekh (left wing) and Jayden Fernandes (right back) are the six talented SCG academy players who have been selected for the Goa team.
Sporting Clube de Goa launched their Academy last August and it is extremely satisfying to witness six wards being selected for the Goa team after sharpening their skills under the watchful eyes of the SCG Academy coaches.
The six young players are also students of Don Bosco High School, Panjim where the Academy is based and it is with the determined support of the Principal Rev Fr Avin Carvalho and devotion of the PE teachers which has also played a large role in this achievement.
“It is a proud moment for our club to see six young wards donning Goa colours, although the real challenge for us is to nurture these players further and ensure that they have the desire, dedication and discipline to rise up further through the ranks, remarked Sporting Clube de Goa President Peter Vaz.

Three Cheers for Don Bosco

Geno Sports Award Winners
Three Cheers for Don Bosco!
Sporting Clube de Goa wishes Don Bosco High School, Panjim congratulations on scooping the prestigious Geno sports award for the “Best School for Sports”.
Principal of Don Bosco High School, Panjim, Rev. Fr. Avin Carvalho and administrator Fr. Wilfred Fernandes picked up the award at the hands of the governor of Goa, Bharat Vir Wanchoo, at a gala ceremony held in the capital.
The award was much deserved as Don Bosco has a well planned out calendar program created by the management who ensure sports goes hand in hand with studies, the PE teachers are extremely dedicated in striving for excellence and the institution also boasts of great sports Infrastructure.
Don Bosco High School has a special tie-up with Sporting Clube de Goa for football.
The Flaming Oranje also salutes the following winners for their outstanding contribution to Sport in Goa:
1. Best Team- Churchill Brothers Goa Sports Club (Champions of the I-League 2012-13)
2. Best Coach- Mr. Mariano Dias (Head of Coach of Churchill Brothers)
3. Best Sportsman- Mr.Aalhad Thati (State Diving Champion)
4. Best Sportswoman- Ms. Akanksha Salunkhe (Squash Champion)
5. Best Upcoming Sportsman- Mr. Rishubh Naik (Chess)
6. Best Upcoming Sportswoman –Ms. Urmila Mense (Table Tennis)
7. Best College For Sports- St. Xaviers, Mapusa
8. Best School- Don Bosco, Panjim.
Big thanks to the Sports Journalists Association of Goa, along with Geno Pharmaceuticals for recognizing and rewarding the achievements of these athletes and sports organizations.

Sporting Clube de Goa’s Community program finishes on a high

The participants of the Sporting Goa - Don Bosco Community program

The participants of the Sporting Goa – Don Bosco Community program

Sporting Clube de Goa in the community

An exciting five-a-side event was organised to bring an end to Sporting Clube de Goa’s U-12 Community football program which was held in partnership with Don Bosco High School at Don Bosco ground, Panjim on Saturday.

The year round youth training initiative took a short break as the young participants prepare for their important end of year exams.

Forty-one players took part in the tournament on the last day, while a total of 76 wards in the U-10 and U-12 category experienced the program during the course of the last academic year.

Football coaching is offered three times a week to Don Bosco students and also neighbouring schools in the capital, to give them an introduction to football regardless of their ability.

The School and professional football club aim to widen the base of participation in the sport at the grassroots level, whilst also focusing on studies.

 This is endeavour is promoted extensively by the principal of Don Bosco High School Fr. Dominic Savio Fernandes as well as the Sporting Clube de Goa president Peter Vaz.

The training conducted by the Flaming Oranje coaches not only teaches the fundamentals of soccer, but also builds self-esteem, demonstrates tolerance, respect and inclusion for all.

It is hoped that the more talented players will eventually be absorbed into the competition age group teams, keeping with Sporting Clube de Goa’s motto of “Growing Goa’s Game!”  

Don Bosco, Panjim win Mahindra Cup

Champions, Don Bosco High School, Panjim overcame Guardian Angel High School 4-3 via the tie-breaker in the U-14 Mahindra Youth Football Challenge finals, at Duler Stadium, recently. The match was goalless at full time.
Don Bosco, Panjim will now take part in the national finals due be held in Kerala, next month.
Elmer Sequeira, Aaryan Gonsalves, Anthony Fernandes, Dhiraj Chauhan scored from the spot for Don Bosco, Panjim while Maclan, Sweeton and Presley were on target for Guardian Angel.
“We have been trying to get our hands on the trophy for the past three years. I give full credit to the boys who trained in a disciplined fashion throughout the year,” stated Don Bosco physical education teacher Francis Raposa.
Don Bosco, Panjim received Rs. 30,000 prize money and the winner’s trophy, while runners up Guardian Angel had to settle for Rs. 20,000 and trophy.
Don Bosco’s Glevito Miranda was adjudged man of the match, while Don Bosco’s Dwayne Britto was declared the player of the tournament.
Don Bosco, Panjim has a unique technical tie-up with Sporting Clube de Goa and scouts from the Flaming Oranje were at the venue to witness how their future young prodigies were blossoming.