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Round 2 of Sunfeast Dream Cream Roots Football League kicks off in Bangalore

631   //    16 Dec 2012, 18:22 IST

Round 2 of the Sunfeast Dream Cream Roots Football League for kids kicked off at the Mt. Carmel College ground at Vasanth Nagar ground, Bangalore last Sunday, December 9 with children playing in the Under-11, U-13 and U-15 category.

Six teams play in each category in a 5-A-Side format. Around 200 kids had registered for the inaugural league, which is first of a kind junior league in Bangalore. Earlier weeks witnessed skill assessments session based on the age of the registered players. Later the players were distributed among teams ensuring a balanced composition.

Each team in RFL has distinct names – Bisons, Cheetahs, Eagles, Lions, Rhinos, and Sharks. Teams have their own team colours to develop identity among kids with their teams.

Parents’ involvement as team coaches for various teams is another notable feature of Sunfeast Dream Cream Roots Football League. Each coach is ably assisted by qualified coaches of Roots Football School.

The second round of Sunfeast Dream Cream Roots Football League will be played this Sunday, December 16 and the season will extend till the end of January 2013 over
the coming weekends.

All the teams will play against each other in a round robin format followed by a Super League among the top three teams and the next three teams to decide the final standings.

The league initiated by Game On Sports Management, which runs after-school football training programmes for kids in partnership with Sunfeast which has always been proudly associated with sporting events of such nature – World 10K Marathon, Sunfeast Open, etc.

RFL aspires to create a football movement among kids and parents – the League will encourage more children in the age group to play football, thus broadening the base of football in our community.

Round 1 result

Eagles 6 (Johns S-4, Nabeel-2) beat Bisons 3 (Suman, Gabriel, Rohaan)
Cheetahs 13 (Aditya V, Daksh, Mac-5, Saurabh-6) beat Lions 0
Rhinos 5 (Neil-3, Raghav A-2) beat Sharks 2 (Rayaan-2)

Bisons 4 (Banu, Jeeva, Manav, Siddharth) beat Lions 2 (Gaurav, Vijay M)
Rhinos 4 (Sharvana-3, Mario) drew Sharks 4 (Rudra, Tushar, Sheldon, Vimal)
Eagles 2 (Shankar-2) beat Cheetahs 1 (Aaryan)

Lions 3 (Ranjith S-3) drew Sharks 3 (Keshav-2, Deepak G)
Bisons 8 (Jairaj-2, Mohan P, Pavan K-2, Rahav Rao-3) beat Eagles 3 (Sanjay-2, Roshan C)
Rhinos 3 (Dharma, Dilip K) drew Cheetahs 3 (Dominic Raj-2, Vikram S)

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