Kuwait: Kuwait Konkans bags Providence Cup 2017, Women’s Throw ball Tourney
Kuwait, 19 Apr 2017: Kuwait Konkans were crowned champions of the first Providence Cup Women’s Indoor Throw ball Tournament held at American International School (AIS), Maidan Hawally, here, on Friday, April 7. It was organized by Sarvodaya Friends Club (SFC), in association with Providence Group - Kuwait.
Providence Cup-2017 is the first event organized by the Sarvodaya Friends Club under the leadership of Austin Abreo and Harry Albukar after the club’s establishment in March 2017.
The tournament eligible for Indian nationals was organized for a cause – to raise funds for charity. A total of 5 select throw ball teams participated in the day-long tournament. Participating teams included Kuwait Konkans, Starz, Warriors, Jesraj and Felix’s Al Rathath.
The tournament commenced at 8:00am with a welcome note by Austine Abreo and a prayer by Ronnie D’ Cunha in presence of distinguished guests, participating teams, referees, representatives/members from various associations, committee members, etc.
In his welcome note, Austin appealed to all participating teams to maintain discipline and decorum. Gathered guests conveyed their best wishes to the participating teams and organizers. Spectators and supporters of participating teams applauded the well-organized opening ceremony.
The day was filled with challenges and fun for all.
The tournament was played on a round-robin league cum knockout.
Kuwait Konkans and Starz made it to the finals. Both teams were equally strong throughout.
Kuwait Konkans reached the final defeating all the teams in the league, they were undefeated in the tournament winning 6 games in a row including the semifinal and final.
Kuwait Konkans, despite losing the first set 8-15 and losing their star player Enica D’Souza in the 3rd set due to injuries, defeated Starz 8-15, 14-10, 15-13 to emerge champions of ‘Providence Cup-2017.’