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Sunfeast Dream Cream Roots Football League - Round 2

635   //    21 Dec 2012, 13:00 IST
Round 2 of the Sunfeast Dream Cream Roots Football League for kids was played at the Mt. Carmel College ground at Vasanth Nagar ground, Bangalore last Sunday, December 16 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 third round of Sunfeast Dream Cream Roots Football League will be played this Sunday, December 23 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 2 result

Eagles 3 (Johns S-2, Nabeel-1) drew Lions 3 (Shiu-2, Raneesh)
Cheetahs 8 (Mac-3, Saurabh-3, Daksh-2) beat Sharks 2 (Soham-2)
Rhinos 4 (Yuvraj-3, Riu) drew Bisons 4 (Gabriel-2, Rohaan Abraham, Suman S Dev)

Sharks 4 (Rudra-2, Anish, Sheldon) beat Bisons 1 (Manav Kapoor)
Rhinos 4 (Sharvana-4) beat Cheetahs 1 (Aaryan)
Eagles 3 (Jathin Jaykumar, Shankar, Marvin [own goal]) beat Lions 3 (Anand-2, Shikritt

Lions 5 (Ranjith S-3, Deepu) beat Bisons 0
Cheetahs 7 (Adithiyan-2, Dominic Raj-2, Vikram S-2, Ojasvi) beat Eagles 1 (Sanjay)
Rhinos 6 (Dilip K-3, Ranjith M-2, Dharma) beat Sharks 0

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