Mumbai: Local Coordination Committee, Dombivli and Dombivli Youth Wing of Devadiga Sangha Mumbai joined hands to organize the second edition of Devadiga Football League 2018.
Devadiga Sangha Mumbai President Mr Ravi Devadiga and Dombivli LCC chairman Mr. Hemanand Devadiga were given traditional welcome of Pagdee (Turban), Tilak (a mark worn by a Hindus on the forehead) & Aarti (Hindu religious ritual of worship) welcome by Dombivli Youths, wearing traditional attire.
The event was inaugurated by breaking a Coconut as a part of Hindu ritual.10 teams from all over Mumbai jostled for the coveted trophy in front of 250 plus audience.
Teams from LCC Bhandup, Dombivli (2 Teams), Thane, Navi Mumbai, Jogeshwari, Asalpha (2 Teams) and City Region played well to make the tournament as exciting as possible.
The event kick-started by 9 am and group stage was over by 1pm, after which participants and audience were treated with sumptuous lunch sponsored by Dombivli LCC.
The semi-finals resumed after Lunch where eventual finalists Mira Road and Asalpha Anudhaya FC defeated Navi Mumbai Mavericks and Dombivli Warriors 2 respectively.
Eventually Mira Road emerged as winners after a nail biting penalty shootout.
Following were the winners:
WINNERS DFL 2018 : MIRA ROAD
RUNNER UP DFL 2018 : ANUDHYA ASALPHA
BEST PLAYER : GAURAV DEVADIGA
BEST GOAL : SPARSH GUJARAN
BEST GOALKEEPER : PRAVIN DEVADIGA
Before the finals, Dombivli Youth planned a surprise birthday cake cutting for Ashwita Rohit Devadiga.
Thanks to Mr. Ravi S. Devadiga, President & managing Committee, Devadiga Sangha Mumbai, Smt. Jayanthi M Devadiga, Chairperson, Sports Committee, Shri Pravin Narayan Devadiga & Shri Naresh B Devadiga, Youth mentors, Shri Padmanabha Devadiga, Ex. Hon. Gen, Secretary, Shri Suresh Devadiga, Devadiga Sports Committee, Shri Girish Devadiga, Shri Anand Sherigar, Chairman LCC Navi Mumbai, Praneet Devadiga, Vice Chariman , Devadiga Youth Wing, LCC Dombivili & LCC Dombivili Mahila Vibhag and all LCC’s and their, Devadiga Sports Club and Youth Core Team for providing support for conducting 2nd DFL event successfully and the spectators for their splendid support..
Special Thanks to our Sponsors Mr. Harish Shetty, President, Yaksha Kala Samsthe, Mr. Rajesh Kotian, Secretary, Yaksha Kala Samsthe, Mr. Suresh Shringeri M/s. Jagadamba Video Parlor, Mr. Sanjeev Yekkar, President, Rajaka Sangha Dombivli, Ms. Anita Kotian, Youth Member, Jagadamba Temple, Dombivili and Sai Nidhi Restaurant, Airoli for their contribution and support extended.
Last but not the least thanks to all the dignitaries present on the day and the entire youth crowd who supported us for making the event a grand successful and memorable one.
~ Report & Pics;
Prasad Mohan Devadiga
Dombivli Youth Wing Chairman