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Lotus Valley Junior team wants to shock the best in Delhi-NCR

For the Lotus Valley Junior team, playing in Hindustan Times Great Indian Football Action (HT GIFA) tournament is an opportunity “to shock the best of the lot and claim glory.”

noida Updated: Aug 29, 2016 10:31 IST
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The team, which has seven players, has been practising for the tournament for the past four months. The players feel that it is a chance for them to test the best teams.
The team, which has seven players, has been practising for the tournament for the past four months. The players feel that it is a chance for them to test the best teams. (Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

For the Lotus Valley Junior team, playing in Hindustan Times Great Indian Football Action (HT GIFA) tournament is an opportunity “to shock the best of the lot and claim glory.” The team is making its debut in the mega event, the ultimate football league for Delhi-NCR that has become a calendar event for the sport lovers and residents.

The players will represent their Lotus Valley International School. The school is in Noida Sector 126. The team, which comprises students from Classes VII and VIII, has been practising for the tournament for the past four months. The players feel that it is a chance for them to test the best in Delhi-NCR.

Their coach Vinod, who is the sports teacher in the school, is confident that the team has the potential to challenge some of the best teams in the tournament.

“The children have started training for the tournament since April. We are concentrating on team coordination. For us, there are no special players in the team and everyone has an equal role to play. If we have the ball, then all seven of us are strikers and if the opponents have the ball, all of us are defenders,” said Vinod.

The team members are Saiman Dhir (captain), Aditya Batra, Shadan Hasan, Shivam Arora, Kabeer Wadhwa, Hardit Singh, Jason Singh and Krishna Nanshu Agarwal.

Captain Saiman and goalkeeper Hardit believe that team spirit, timing and coordination are the keys to success.

“We have been improving our skills day by day. Our coach trains us after school. I am hopeful that we will lift the trophy this year,” said Saiman.

“Everything depends on how well we coordinate during the game. We have been practising for months and hope to shock many strong teams in the tournament,” said Hardit.