SSPF names 36 footballers to undergo special camp in Dehradun

Odisha presses forward against Telangana in a crucial match.
Odisha presses forward against Telangana in a crucial match.

New Delhi, September 14: Thirtysix boys have been picked from the inaugural National Talent Search and Nurture football championship to attend a camp at the SelaQui International School in Dehradun from October 13 to 25. As many as seven of these boys are from Haryana, which emerged champion of the School Sports Promotion Foundation event here on September 2.

The following are the 36 probables:

Goalkeepers: Aleef Rahman Mollah (DPS Sushant Lok, Gurgaon), Prasoon Kumar Rai (Sant Atul Anand School, Varanasi), Rangrez Abdulla (Zilla Parishad School, Osmanabad) and Shreyan Dev Singh (JK Public School, Jammu).

Defenders: Eashav Singh (MV International School, Kathua), Jitendar Manjhi (SS High School, Simdega), Abhishek Aggarwal (Campion School, Bhopal), Mohammed Sohel Mansuri (Nirmala English Higher Secondary School, Korba), Fleming Sotra (DBN Vidya Mandir, Jammu), Sunny Singh (Scottish High, Gurgaon), Ashu Singh (Summerfield, Gurgaon) and Aniket Parasher (DPS, Bhopal), Aryan Raj (DPS Patna), Chotelal Mahto (Urdu Town High School, West Singhbhum), Amir Shapuri (Islamic Composite PU College, Belgaum) and Sameer Thapa (Army Public School, Varanasi).

Midfielders: S Masthanvali (Little Birds High School, Kurnool), Ali Khan (KC Public School, Jammu), Jitender Mahto (Catholic Ashram School, Ramgarh, Jharkhand), Kaushik Patil (St Mary High School, Belgaum), Parwaz Singh Gill (Scottish High, Gurgaon), Raj Kishore Mahto (SS High School, Simdega), Hansit Varshney (Scottish High, Gurgaon), Gaurav Rai (Army Public School, Varanasi), Anmol Soni (Decent English School, Bhopal), Mayank Singh (Sri Guru Goving Singh High School, Patna), Aashish Kumar (Kernriya Vidyalaya, Kankarbagh, Aayan Taragi (Scottish High, Gurgaon), Shubham Sangwan (Kendriya Vidyalaya, Hyderabad), Vipin Yadav (APS, Gwalior).

Strikers: Rajat Rathi(DPS Sushant Lok, Gurgaon), Nishant Chandra (St. Michael’s, Patna), Priyanshu (DPS, Patna), Samir Kiro (SS High School, Simdhega), Shaurya Singh (MVMS Vidyalaya, Jaipur) and Rajat Singh (Stepping Stone Intermediate College, Varanasi).

38 Cricketers picked for special camp to hone skills

img_5804New Delhi, September 3: As many 38 schoolboy cricketers, who featured in the inaugural National Talent Search and Nurture cricket championship which concluded here last month have been selected to undergo an intensive training camp at the SelaQui International School in Dehradun from October 13 to 25.

School Sports Promotion Foundation’s National Cricket Council Chairman and former India cricketer Chetan Sharma said the camp in Dehardun would give the 38 players an opportunity to refine their skills and prepare them for bigger contests ahead.

The probables:

Andhra Pradesh: K Prudhvi Prashant Kumar (MK Baig MCH School).

Delhi: Priyansh Arya, Sanchit Pasricha and Shivender Sharma (Kulachi Hansraj Model School), Sumit Chikkara and Suraj Vashisht (Salwan Boys School), Nikhil Tanwar (Bal Bhavan International School), Ikshit Nishal (Mount Abu Public School) and Tejasvi Singh (Bal Bharati Public School).

Haryana: Aayush Doseja and Anurag Wasmin (DPS Sonipat), Himanshi Malik (Gyan Ganga Global School), Gurnoor Kohli (DPS Faridabad).

Jharkhand: Amar Jyoti (Oxford Public School), Pintu Yadav (Ascot International School), Gazi Jaffar (Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1), Sourav Vats (GD DAV Public School);

Madhya Pradesh: Vyomkesh Tripathi (Carmel Convent Senior Secondary School).

Punjab: Lovepreet Singh (CT Public School), Adityavir Singh (BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School) and Navdeep Singh Mann (Mother Teacher Preparatory School).

Rajasthan: Sawai Chaudhary (Saraswati Vidya Ashram).

Tamil Nadu: Manav Parakh (St Bede’s Higher Secondary School).

Telangana: K Sarvan Kumar (St Joseph’s Public School) and Ankur Singh (Harvest Public School).

Uttar Pradesh: Vipul Krishna and Prince Maurya (City Montessori School), Abhishek Choudhary (RRK School), Amaan Siddique (Suryansh Public School) and Shourya Singh (DPS Janakipuram).

Uttarakhand: Anoop Patel (Sri Sai Baba International) and Aswani Rajput (Montfort School, Roorkee).

West Bengal: Trishul Das (St Thomas Boys School), Deganto Niogi (Akshar), Sreyan Dutta (South Point High School), Tridev (South City International School), Amanjot Singh Sidhu (National High School for Boys), Aryaman Bhutoria (La Martinere for Boys).

Rajat Rathi’s hat-trick stars in Haryana’s NTSN title triumph

Haryana team celebrates the title triumph with this special photograph
Haryana team celebrates the title triumph with this special photograph

New Delhi, September 2: Haryana’s scoring machines Rajat Rathi, who scored a hat-trick, and Aayan Taragi found an extra gear the final half hour to slot in four goals in the team’s 5-2 victory over Bihar and claim the inaugural National Talent Search and Nurture football championship, conducted by the School Sports Promotion Foundation here today.

Jharkhand shared two goals with Madhya Pradesh in regulation time but won the third place play-off via the penalty shootout as curtain came down at the DDA CWG Village Sports Complex on the first season of India’s largest school-based sports programme. As many as 2100 schools across 21 States had registered for the cricket and football competitions. Continue reading “Rajat Rathi’s hat-trick stars in Haryana’s NTSN title triumph”

Priyansh Arya balances cricket with academics

img_6548The left-handed Priyansh Arya, who caught the eye with an elegant knock of 72 off 66 balls (five fours, two sixes) in Delhi’s title victory over Uttar Pradesh and was named Player of the National Talent Search and Nurture cricket championship last month, aims to add layers to his batting and become the best he can be.

Cricket started as a hobby for Priyansh when he was not even 10 years old. He turned that into a passion when he was in fifth class in school and joined the LB Shastri Cricket Academy to be trained by renowned cricket coach Sanjay Bharadwaj. He is turning out to be a fine batsman with the hunger to get better.

For a lad who idolises Indian ace Yuvraj Singh, Priyansh sharpens his skills at the nets, sometimes stretching to four hours a day. With the support of parents – social studies teachers both, father Pawan Kumar in Kendriya Vidayalaya Shalimar Bagh and mother Rajbala in Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1 Shaktinagar – and coach, Priyansh is making his dream come true.

The good thing is that Priyansh has not compromised on his studies. The student of class 10 in Kulachi Hansraj Model School has acquitted himself well in academics also. It has allowed him to keep a mature head on his young shoulders.

Haryana to take on Bihar in NTSN title clash

img_7266New Delhi, Sept 1: Bihar and Haryana secured contrasting victories over Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand to set up the summit clash in the inaugural National Talent Search and Nurture football championship, conducted by the School Sports Promotion Foundation, here.

Bihar scrapped hard to beat a depleted but gallant Madhya Pradesh 1-0 while Haryana outwitted Jharkhand 5-1 in the semifinals at the Salwan Public School, Loni.  Arpit Kapil slotted home a penalty kick to help Bihar win its second match of the day, having beaten Rajasthan 4-1 in the quarterfinals that had been deferred to this morning because of Wednesday’s rain. Continue reading “Haryana to take on Bihar in NTSN title clash”