St Agnes and St Aloysius PUC Winners in District Level Handball Tourney

St Agnes and St Aloysius PUC Winners in District Level Handball Tourney

St Agnes PUC -Mangaluru were winners in the Girls Section & St Aloysius PUC Winners in Boys Section in the District Level Handball Tourney held at St Aloysius PUC on Tuesday, 14 November.

Mangaluru: Team handball, also called field-ball or handball, game played between two teams of 7 or 11 players who try to throw or hit an inflated ball into a goal at either end of a rectangular playing area while preventing their opponents from doing so. It is unrelated to the two- or four-player games, in which a small hard ball is hit against one or more walls. A game consists of two 30-minute halves with an intermission, and players wear no protective equipment. The ball is moved by passing, dribbling, or hitting it with any part of the body above the knee. In handball, only the goalkeeper may kick the ball. Running more than three steps with the ball and holding it longer than three seconds are illegal.

Attacking players must take their shots at goal from outside an arc marked on the playing surface, within which only the defending goalkeeper may play. Free throws (usually passes to a teammate) are awarded for minor violations of rules and taken from the spot of the violation or from a line a short distance outside the goal area, or circle. Penalty throws at goal are awarded for more serious infractions and are taken from a penalty mark just outside the circle and directly in front of the goal. Having given a brief introduction of the Handball game, St Aloysius Pre-University College-Mangaluru had organized District Level Handball Tournament for PUC Boys and Girls, on Tuesday, 14 November 2017 at the Gonzaga Grounds, popularly earlier known as “Paathala”?

The tourney began with invoking God’s blessings through a prayer song rendered by the St Aloysius PUC students, followed by welcome address by Fr Melwyn Mendonca Sj-Principal of SAPUC, where he said, ” The ground you are all standing now and playing later is the ground used by thousands of Aloysians who had taken part in various sports events or practiced in sports during the last 135 plus years, and one of them is Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid, an alumni of this college. At Aloysius Institutions we give a lot of scope for students to take part in sports and excel in it. St Aloysius apart from academics has also fared well in sports events. It’s not about winning in the game it counts, but participating is more important. So don’t lose hopes if your team doesn’t win today, you can try again next time- as they say, try, try and you’ll succeed. Best of luck to you all in the tourney”

The chief guest of the day, Premanath Shetty- District Coordinator of Physical Education-DK addressing the players said, “I have come to this ground so many times on many sporting events. This is an excellent ground for sports, and it has been a lucky ground for athletes and sportsmen in the past. It’s nice to note that St Aloysius College is giving a lot of interest and preference to sporting activities to its students, and gives a chance to students from outside colleges to enter in the sporting events, to unleash their sporting talents. Handball is a quite interesting game which was popular in Western countries has invaded India, and there have been lots of Handball tournaments held here. Wishing the teams all success”

Shashidar Mani- Taluk Coordinator of Physical Education also graced the event. The teams that participated in this tournament were- St Aloysius PUC (Boys Team and Girls Team); Ganapathi PUC; Parijnana PUC-Someshwar; St Agnes PUC; Satya Sai PUC; Brilliant PUC; Pana PUC; Vivekananda PUC; Niranjana Swamy PUC-Sunkadakatte; and Govinda Dasa PUC. In the girls, section-St Agnes PUC won the First place, and St Aloysius PUC bagged the runners-Up trophy. In the Boys section, St Aloysius PUC were the Winners, while Runners-Up were Vivekananda PUC-Puttur.

The Vote of thanks was delivered by Viola Rodrigues, and the event was compered by Riya Monteiro. The convenors of the tournament were Naveen Kumar and Ms Usha AJ- the PD’s of St Aloysius PUC.

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