Goa will host the National School Games which will be held from 10th to 14th November at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. The events mainly will be U-17 girls football, U-19 boys and girls baseball and chess for U-14 boys and girls, U-17 boys and girls, and U-19 boys and girls, under the auspices of the Schools Games Federation of India.
Addressing media persons on Monday, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat informed that most of the states and union territories will be participating with Goa having strong teams in football, baseball and chess.
Sports and Youth Affairs Director Susan de Souza hoped for a better performance by the state as the department had conducted residential coaching camps.
Following are the Goans children participating in the event:
Football U-17 girls: Astrid Savia Pereira, Jennys Sabina Silva, Bethany Tracy Remedios, Velanie Fernandes Lifa Tavares, Ansiva Vaz, Simone Lalwani, Leena Saunlo Gaunso, Luica Simoes, Josline Maria D’Souza, Salma Fernandes, Haima Nizar, Mariel Analee Fernandes, Kulsum Shaikh, Vailanka D’Souza, Casey Eloisa Dias, Mabel Mascarenhas, Sonali G. Bhomkar. Coach: M.M. Muttawali. Asst. Coach: Domiana Gomendes. Manager: Fatima Gonsalves.
Baseball U-19 boys: Amey Shetye, Sahil S. Vaigaikar, Nirjay M. Gaude, Hemang M. Kamat, Ravichandra Bandivadder, Laxman Y. Prabhudessai, Swapnil V. Naik, Jayesh J. Gaude, Prathmesh L. Narse, Ashok P. Phaldessai, Gauraksh P. Naik, Nikesh N Prabhu, Alekh_A._Devari, Kalpesh_T. Satarkar, Jagannath Gaonkar, Sunny K Gaude. Coach: Kailash Gaonkar. Asst coach: Dincsh Gaude. Manager: O D Naik Desai.
Baseball U-19 girls: Neha Bhomkar, Anuja Mudaliar, Nikita Gaude, Sheral D’Mello, Mayuri Gaude, Anjali Borkar, Divya Upadhye, Chitra Gaude, Mamata Dessai, Velancia Estibeiro, Sneha Mayekar, Deepashri Naik, Vanita Parsekar, Ranjita Gosavi, Prachi Prabhu, Riki Satarkar. Coach: Hanumant Naik. Asst coach: Kavita Avati. Manager: Deepti Gaude. Senior coach: Dilip Naik.
Chess U-14 boys: Anirudh Bhat, Shubham_Sawaikar, Suyan Belulkar, Kapil Pawse, Ritriz Parab.
Chess U- 14 girls: Riya Sawant, Gauri Hadkonkar, Riddhi Zantye, Urmi Bandekar, Aditi Prabhu Desai.
Chess U-17 boys: Niraj Saripalli, Anurag Mhamal, Vipul Kulkarni, Saeesh Bandodkar, Pranav Zantye.
Chess U-17 girls: Sayani Kerkar, Sonali Kerkar, Aishwarya Thorat, Disha Vernekar.
Chess U-19 boys: Umang Kaisary, Avinash Kochrekar, Vivek Shetye, Amey Audi, Adrian Almeida.
Chess U- 19 girls: Nandini Saripalli, Diksha Chawan, Celiane CarvaJho, Sukanya Chari, Supriya Shanbag. Coaches: Sanjay Kavlekar, Swapnil Hoble. Managers: Valangi Borkar, Yogesh Parab. General Manager: Naguesh Cascar.