Monday, August 3, 2009

2009 SJC Girls' Futsal League_02.08.09

It was the final day of the 2009 SJC Girls' Futsal Competition on 2nd August. In addition to the sixth round matches played, the fathers and mothers had their opportunity to display their skills in the futsal court in the Mum's & Dad's Competition.

With the Champions decided last week in the Majors Division, the runners up spot was up for grabs for Turquoise and Amber, who played Citrine and Emerald respectively. Both the matches were keenly contested and both produced upsets. In the first match, Emerald played the hearts out to beat Amber by two goals to one, to notch their first win of the tournament. Turquoise outplayed Citrine in the second match, to win two goals to nil to clinch the Runners Up position with 12 points. The results did not effect the table standing as Citrine finished as Champions, followed by Turquoise, Amber and Emerald.
Amber Vs Emerald match
Citrine Vs Turquoise match
In the Senior Division, Sapphire managed to overcome Jade by four goals to three, to emerge undefeated in the League. The second match between Garnet and Opal ended with Garnet winning by three goals by one. Garnet with the formidable forwards, Mayday and Malaysia, was thwarted by the courageous goalkeeping of Devika of Team Opal. The final table standing for Seniors is Champion Sapphire followed by Garnet, Jade and Opal.
Coach Thomas Ward giving instructions during break
The top of the table clash between Diamond against Ruby ended with Diamond crowned champions by winning three goals to nil. In the second match, Topaz revenged their previous defeat by beating Amethyst by two goals to nil. Diamonds are Premier Champions followed by Ruby, Amethyst and Topaz.
Diamond Vs Ruby Match
Coach Afif talking to Ruby players
After the girls completed the final games, the mum's and dad's futsal was played respectively. Three teams of seven players (5 players + 2 reserves) played each other in round robin format and the top two teams met in the finals. In the dad's final, the match between Alpha Fathers and Titans had to be decided by penalty shootout after the teams played to a goalless draw. Alpha Fathers outscored in the penalty shootout to emerge Champions.
Dads Champs Alpha Fathers with their medals and hamper
In the mum's futsal final, Team Red Starz overcame Alpha Mothers by two goals to nil. The Champions were rewarded with medals and hamper.
Mums Futsal match
Mums Champs Red Starz
Dr. Amin (Chairman SJSC), Glen, Azman & Dr.Nazir
The prize giving ceremony was held just after the mums and dads futsal. Dr. Amin, our SJCSC Chairman, gave his opening speech followed by presentation of medals and certificates for the league volunteers i.e. referees, webmaster, coaches, assistant coaches and team managers. The trophies for each player was given out by the respective coaches and team managers. Medals were also given to the Champion and Runners Up of each division. This was followed by presentation of the medals and hamper for the mums and dads futsal champions. Farouk, our SJCSC Coordinator, gave his closing speech to bring the curtains down for another season of girls futsal.
Trophies for each player
Dr. Amin giving opening speech
Dr. Amin presenting volunteer medal to Dave (webmaster)
Coach Larry giving the trophies to his charges Team Emerald
Majors Champion Citrine
Seniors Champion Sapphire
Premiers Champion Diamond
Farouk giving his closing speech
Champion Team Captains
Football family of Tun Kamalul
Everyone was treated with High Tea comprising of mee hoon with ikan bilis sambal, sausages, curry puff and fried chicken.
High Tea party
Makan-makan delicious food
On a personal note, Chitra and myself together with a small band of dedicated volunteers, were finally relieved that we managed to complete the league this year despite problems of lack of players and parents volunteers, and the threat of H1N1 epidemic. Special thanks to Mark and Ida, especially for organising the Mums and Dads futsal. A great appreciation for all those who volunteered as referees for the matches. Thanks to Dave for the SJCSC website updates. A special mention for my wife, Chitra, who worked tireless in the background organising the registration exercise, scorekeepers during the matches, players T-shirts, prizes and medals, and catering the High Tea etc. etc..
Thank you for the memories.
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1 comment:

Kamal and Family said...

Raj, Chitra, Mark and Ida,

All your guys have done an outstanding job, organizing the event!

Despite all odds, the girls’ Futsal season was a success.

Congratulations to all again. Keep up the good work.