A keenly fought final match between Army Boys Sports Coy, 2 ASC, Bengaluru and Clube Atletico Paraneanse, Brazil, at Ambedkar stadium on October 22, 2016, saw Brazil team emerge as the Champions of 2016 edition of the Subroto Cup.
Earlier, GSS School Bhiwani, Haryana Girls team emerged as Champions of the Junior Girls tournament held on October 10, 2016, beating Nagaland by a solitary goal. In the Sub Junior (U14) Boys tournament, BKSP Bangladesh team emerged as the Champions, defeating Chandigarh by 4-2 goals, on September 29, 2016.
The Chief Guest, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of Air Staff, together with famous Brazilian footballer Rivaldo, the 'Guest of Honour', graced the occasion.The colourful closing ceremony was marked by cultural programme by school children, display by the famous Air Warrior Drill Team (AWDT) and the AF band. Air Marshal MK Malik, AOA and Air Marshal HN Bhagwat, DG (Works and Ceremonial), witnessed the final match and also gave away prizes to the winners in different categories.
After a glittering prize distribution ceremony,Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha declared Subroto Cup Tournament 2016, closed.
- Gp Capt SK Mehta with K Ramesh
pix: GD Mehra and Rakesh Mangaraj