Prof. Joe Ezekiel Inter-School Hockey Cup 2015 commenced today at the Shivaji Stadium in New Delhi with teams looking eager to start the tournament on a high.
The first match between Government Boys Senior Secondary School (GBSSS) Ghitorni and Acharya Tulsi Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya saw the former register a convincing 2-0 win over the latter.
The Second game of the day between GBSSS Saket hold GBSSS Mehrauli in an eventful but 0-0 draw.
Followed was an excellent win for VC Agri School which defeated Citizen XI 5-0, striking bulk of the goal in the first half.
The match between GBSSS Ashok Vihar and Anglo-Arabic Senior Secondary School ended in a one-sided affair as the former won 5-0. Making its intentions clear from the start, GBSSS Ashok Vihar gave no chance to the Anglo-Arabic boys to comeback and register an easy victory.
In the other game, Yogi Arvind Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Ambedkar Nagar, edged past GBSSS Khanpur 4-3 to emerge victorious in their first match of the tournament. Government Co-ed Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya ShahpurJat also recorded an easy 2-0 win over Saket G-Block.
In the last match of the day, Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya defeated OTHL XI 4-2 to mark their dominance.
The four-day tournament’s second day will resume tomorrow at Shivaji Stadium 7 AM onwards
The 8-team event is the idea of Gulu Eziekiel, son of late Prof Joe Eziekiel, and is organized by the Hockey Citizen Group, which runs the universally popular One Thousand Hockey Legs project.
Developing sustained passion for Hockey by introduction of Hockey to pre and early teenaged children and simultaneously promoting playing sport as a culture and tradition, thereby contributing to develop a sports loving society.