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KCO Trust (India) Organizes KCO Throwball Tournament 2024

KCO Throwball Tournament 2024
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Abu Dhabi: As part of KCO’s Annual Sports Event, KCO Trust (India) organized the KCO Throwball Tournament 2024 recently, which was held on 25 Feb at ISC Rooftop Abu Dhabi. The event began  at 9.30 am with a short introduction to the event, by the host, Jason Correa who also leads as the KCO Entertainment Secretary.

He thereafter requested all the dignitaries of the day to the stage: Vivek Serrao, President of KCO, Sandhya Vas, Gen Secretary KCO, Chief Guest: Michael D’souza, the Managing Director of Ivory Grand Real Estate LLC, Dubai, ISC President John Verghese, ISC Geneal Secretary, Pradeep Kumar and Jairam Rai. All the dignitaries on the stage were felicitated with flower bouquets by KCO General Secretary Sandhya Vas.

The Chief Guest, Michael D’souza who has been a long standing social veteran, in his speech wished all the participating teams the very best and emphasized that sport and taking care of one’s wellbeing, is of utmost importance, in today’s fast pacing world!

The Main Sponsors for the event were: Hyssna International, Abu Dhabi, Ivory Grand Real Estate, UAE, and Co-Sponsors were: Amigo Automotive Services, Abu Dhabi and Bright Winders, Abu Dhabi.

The KCO President, Vivek Serrao, in his presidential address welcomed all the members present, and thanked all the teams for attending the prestigious KCO Throwball Tournament 2024, he further acknowledged the immense support of the sponsors, through the years and thanked them for their belief in KCO’s social work.
As many as 11 teams participated in the all-day exhilarating tournament:
(five teams from men’s side and six teams from the women’s side)
Men’s Throwball Teams
1. ACME Mangalore Strikers
2. Bunts Dubai
3. Coastal Friends UAE
4. KCO
5. Konkans Dubai
Women’s Throwball Teams
1. ACME Mangalore Strikers
2. Bunts Dubai
3. Coastal Friends UAE
4. KCO
5. Konkans Dubai
6. Leyton AB

The supporters and spectators enjoyed all the scheduled matches thoroughly, including the nail-biting finals, that were played with a blend of enthusiasm and sportsman spirit!
The Final Results were as follows:
Qualifiers Men:
1. Konkan’s Dubai
2. ACME Mangalore Strikers, Dubai
3. CFU, Dubai
In the men’s qualifier 1, Coastal Friends UAE defeated ACME Mangalore Strikers by 2-0 sets (scores: 15-10 and 15-13) to secure their place in the finals
Konkans Dubai defeated Coastal Friends UAE by 2-0 sets 15-12, 15-6, to lift the KCO Throwball Championship 2024 in the men’s category.
Qualifiers Ladies:
1. ACME Mangalore Strikers, Dubai
2. CFU, Dubai
3. Bunts Dubai
In Ladies qualifier 1, Coastal Friends UAE, defeated Bunts Dubai by 2-0 sets (scores: 15-13, 15-8) to secure their place in the finals
Coastal Friends UAE, defeated ACME Mangalore Strikers, by 2-0 sets (scores: 15-11, 15-5) to lift the KCO Throwball Championship 2024 in the women’s category.
Men’s Throw Ball:
Winner: Konkans Dubai
Runner up: Coastal Friends UAE
2nd Runner up: Acme Mangalore Strikers, Dubai
Ladies Throw Ball:
Winner: Coastal Friends UAE
Runner up: Acme Mangalore Strikers, Dubai
2nd Runner up: Bunts Dubai
During the prize distribution ceremony, Sandhya Vas proposed the vote of thanks to all the dignitaries, sponsors, referees, organizing committee, media personnel and all the teams who participated in the tournament.

The main referees Shiva Shetty and Daniel Pinto and the Scorers Claudia Dalmeida and Sherine Rodrigues, were felicitated by the Sports Manager Valerian Fernandes, who also assisted in refereeing through the day, for their dedicated service.
The winning teams in both the Men and Women’s section, were awarded trophies, cash prize and individual medals, by the dignitaries present on the stage in a wonderful prize distribution ceremony.

The following outstanding players of the tournament were presented with mementos:
Throwball Men:
Vijaya Pandiyan, Konkan Dubai – Best Striker
Jonathan, Costal Friends United – Best Defender
Ison Monteiro, Konkans Dubai – Best All-Rounder
Throwball Women:
Neha Naveen (Costal Friends) – Best Striker
Solita Mendonsa, (ACME Mangalore Strikers) – Best Defender
Asiya Sharief, (Coastal Friends) – Best All-Rounder

The KCO Throwball Tournament 2024, was enjoyed by everyone present. The organizers did a meticulous job of hosting the sports event within the scheduled timeframe and with a zest of fun and sportsman spirit!

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