The Panchayat level football tournament for under 16 boys and girls was held at Raia today. Organised under the Central Government’s Panchayat Yuva Khell or Kridha Abhiyan, scheme, for the first time this tournament is being organized as an inter-constituency tournament with the villages of Ilha de Rachol, Curtorim, Raia and Camurlim which form the re-designated Curtorim constituency vying for the trophy.
The tournament though played at Raia ground is organized by the Ilha de Rachol panchayat thanks to the efforts of Sarpanch Joseph Vaz.
The inaugural was played between Raia and Camurlim boys where the lads from Raia trounced Camurlim 3-0.
The first girls match was played between Camurlim and Raia where Camurlim girls avenged the defeat of their boys by moving into the next round.
The finals in the boys was played between Curtorim and Raia where Curtorim lifted the trophy by beating Raia 1-0. In the girls finals Camurlim emerged victorious defeating Ilha de Rachol clinching the title through a tie breaker.