The Goa Football Development Council (GFDC) in association with Boca Juniors Football School, Bangalore organised the Boca Juniors – GFDC Summer Football League 2016 for youth teams of Boca Juniors Football School, Bangalore and GFDC teams in Goa in the Under-10 and Under-12 Boys category in Goa.
The Tournament consisted of four teams in each age category; for the Under-10 Boys there were one team from Boca Juniors Football School, Bangalore and three GFDC centres namely Quepem, Arambol and Sanquelim; for the Under-12 Boys there were one team from Boca Juniors Football School, Bangalore and three GFDC centres namely Aldona, Siolim and Socorro.
In the Under-12 Boys category GFDC Aldona were the winners winning all its matches with Boca Juniors – Bangalore eventual runners-up; while in the Under-10 Boys category GFDC Arambol were the winners winning all its matches and GFDC Sanquelim were runners-up.
Chief Guest for the finals was Goa MLA Glen Ticlo, as a footballer himself, who expressed his happiness that football was being developed so well through the GFDC all over Goa.
GFDC Chairman Dr. Rufino Monteiro, explained the importance of competitions in the development of football talent and hoped this football league will grow bigger and better in the years to come.
Petros Sideris, technical director of the Boca Juniors Football School in India praised the Goan boys for their wonderful talent and said that he and his boys were happy to be in Goa for the tournament whilst emphasising the need to build up this joint Boca Juniors – GFDC tournament.
GFDC Technical Officer-in-charge Derryl D’Souza proposed the vote of thanks.