Kolkata, April 2019:Sunfeast Kolkata School Football League champions, St James School and Mohun Bagan Athletic Club elevated the football experience in Kolkata with unparalleled performances at the exhibition match. As the game concluded today, the boys at St. James School received immense exposure while playing against national level footballers at Mohun Bagan Athletic Club. The football enthusiasts of the state witnessed spectacular performances by talented players from both the teams at the Mohun Bagan Ground. While Mohun Bagan Athletic Club – U 18 team’s defense tackles were strong, Mohun Bagan Athletic Club – U 18 team marched towards victory by a 5-0 goal win. Sunfeast initiated this match with the intent to give young talent a platform, encourage sports in the region and develop an ecosystem for budding football players to explore their talent and skills to become better players.
The match saw an incredible game plan where both teams put their best foot forward and performed with utmost adulation for the game. The friendly match showcased the potential of the sport and the reverence for the game among budding players from the state. Guest of Honor- Sri Babun Banerjee, Secretary Bengal Hockey Association, Football Secretary of Mohun Bagan Athletic Club and renowned footballers like Sri Monoranjan Bhattacharya, Sri Prasanta Banerjee, Sri Debashish Mukherjee, SriHemanta Dorafurther provided encouragement and uplifted the spirits of the young athletes.
Commenting on the exhibition match is Mr Paritosh Wali, Chief Operating Officer, Biscuits & Confections Cluster, Foods Division, ITC Limited said “This match between Sunfeast KSFL champions and Mohun Bagan U-18 team created a good experience for budding players in the state as it is a platform which would enhance the game and produce quality players which would make the nation proud. Sunfeast has been encouraging young football players to develop their talent for the sport through platforms like Sunfeast Cup which is the largest junior football tournament across North Eastern India. We are very keen to encourage budding football players over the whole country. We are happy that KSFL has taken this initiative. Sunfeast biscuits has expanded the horizon of the sport by taking extensive steps for the budding players to receive professional exposure in the country through multiple tournaments and events. It is thus our endeavor to strengthen and nurture the talent who have the zest and potential to make our country proud. In today’s age when kids are spending more & more time on electronic games, it is important that all of us encourage field sports activity.”
Also, commenting on the match Mr. Babun Banerjee, the Secretary of Bengal Hockey Association and Football Secretary of Mohun Bagan Athletic Club said “We are thankful for ITC to create such opportunities, as we witnessed this match in Kolkata. We would be glad to see the brand create more passion for the sport across the country. The match was played well by both the teams; the ethos of the game was intact and saw professional performance due to the spirit of the game.”