Team Ogilvy wins Ad Club Bangalore football tourney

18 Oct,2012

By A Correspondent


Team Ogilvy, the 2011 Champions, retained the championship cup when they won the annual 5-A-Side Football Tournament organised by The Advertising Club Bangalore jointly with The Dainik Bhaskar Group.


Team Ogilvy convincingly beat Group M, 4 – 3 in a keenly contested finals this afternoon, at The Powerplay sports Pavilion at Bangalore. The tournament began on Friday, 12th October under flood lights and continued on Saturday 13th October. 18 teams contested in 4 groups on a league basis. The teams were tied at 1 – 1 at the end of the stipulated time and went into extra time of 5 + 5 minutes. During the extra time Sameer of Ogilvy scored with a hatrick. Group M fought back valiantly by scoring 2 Goals but eventually Team Ogilvy won by the one goal margin.


Sameer of Team Ogilvy who scored a total of 28 goals for the Champions, bagged the trophy for the Highest Scorer. Sameer of Team O & M who scored 28 goals and excelled in an all round display of skill & sportsmanship was also unanimously adjudged “Player of the Tournament “. Soumya Das of Group M, was adjudged ” The Best Goal Keeper for his consistent performance in all matches played by Group M.


The tournament, which is into its 21st year, is being jointly presented by the leading national media group Dainik Bhaskar, which has instituted a championship trophy for the winners. Commenting on their association with this tournament, Dainik Bhaskar’s Sr General Manager-south and Business Head – International Raja Mitra said, “We are proud to be associated with this prestigious event which brings together members of the advertising & marketing community in Bangalore. Such events not only help in improving inter-company relations, it also helps in bringing out a competitive spirit, albeit on the football field.”


Anand Bazaar Patrika gave special prizes to the “Player of the tournament”, Top Scorer and Best Goal Keeper apart from the trophies instituted by the Ad Club.


Speaking about the tournament, Arvind Kumar, Executive Director of the Ad Club, said, “This is the 20th year of this five a side competition and we are happy to receive 19 entries, a record for the Advertising Club, Bangalore. I am happy to see the enthusiasm and fair play, displayed by all the teams.”


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