This was our first attempt at organizing a tournament at this picturesque venue. This tournament was played during on a green mat since the ground had not been prepared as yet. Eight local teams from Haridwar, Roorkee, Rishikesh and Dehradun participated in this event and MAMS Cricket Academy emerged as the deserving winner. Being December, the weather was extremely chilly and windy and hence a lot of people compared this to England. The success of this tournament gave us confidence to keep convert this into a state of the art facility and continue organizing such tournaments regularly.
This tournament was played from 8th June to 14th June 2014. The following teams participated in this tournament:-
This tournament was played from 23rd – 26th December 2013 at Delhi Public School, Haridwar and at MAMS, Raiwala. Mr. Deepak Khanna (CMD, Repographics India Limited) kindly sponsored this tournament. The following teams participated :-
Football is dearer to out students than any other sport. Keeping this in mind we took an impromptu decision to organize a football tournament at very short notice. This tournament was sponsored by ACC Cement Ltd. The tournament was played from 14th to 16th September and the following teams participated
After considerable planning, we invited the best of schools to participate in this tournament. Which was played between 30th April and 4th May 2014 at DPS and MAMS. We did inevitably succeed to get the sought after schools on board. This tournament was path breaking in the sense that for the first time we had most outstation teams staying and dining on campus. Looking after so many people was never going to be an easy task and this tournament provided us that indispensable feedback about how to cater to the players during the course of such events. The following teams participated in this tournament :-
The success of the same tournament in 2013 gave us confidence to organize it once again in 2014 but with a more planned approach. We definitely wanted to take this tournament a few notches hire and hence we sent out invites well in advance. The tournament was played at our expansive and state of the art playground from Friday 22nd August to Sunday 24th August 2014. The tournament received an overwhelming response, as we had to deny a few enthusiastic teams entry due to paucity of time to organize so many matches in such a short duration. The following teams participated in this tournament :-
The 1st Semi – Final was played between DAV and Welham. In an edge of the seat encounter that went the distance, Welham prevailed over DAV in the tie break after the match was tied 3-3 at full time.
The 2nd Semi – Final was played between DIS and Genesis in which DIS had the lead for majority of the match but towards the end Genesis boys picked up their game and eventually secured victory 2-1.
The Final was a classic that was played between the two most deserving teams of the tournament: Genesis Global School, Noida and defending champions Welham Boys’ School, Dehradun. Both teams began cautiously knowing that this match could go either way. Although Genesis led comfortably 2-0 towards the end of the first half but they let Welham bounce back with two quick goals as soon as play resumed after break. Welham scored again leading the crowd to believe that this match was done and dusted but Genesis scored right back to make the tie even more interesting. At full time the game was tied at 3-3. In the penalty shoot out, both teams kept scoring till the very last shot. The Genesis keeper saved the final shot by Welham to drive their team to victory and be crowned the deserving champions of Director’s Cup 7-a-side Football Tournament. The seemingly underdogs, had scripted a fairytale victory to the delight of the audience winning many a hearts with their skillful play.