4th of MArch, 2015
A team of 12 Students from Chennai (Corporation) Higher Secondary School, MGR Nagar , led by Mr. R. Amulraj, the football coach participated in the Inter-school Football Tournament organised by Disha Sports Academy, a unit of Ma Foi Foundation the city based NGO.
The boys' who have received training under Vatsalyam's 'Odi Vilayadu!' project for over 7 months displayed exemplary skills and clinched a win beating CHSS, Sharma Nagr, Chennai 2-1. However, in the second match against CHHS Pulainthope they were outplayed and finished 0-2.
Despite the defeat, the boys were upbeat for the exposure the tournament provided.
Meanwhile, plans are afoot to impart training in Football by way of a 14-day Summer Coaching Programme at CHSS, MGR Nagar premises slated for April 17, 2015. Over 70 students are expected to enroll themselves for the camp which is the second event after the success of the first one conducted in April 2014.