Ferarites-UAE, an association of parishioners of St Francis Xavier Church, Ferar, on Friday December 14 organized its maiden throwball and volleyball tournaments at the Sharjah Wanderers Club grounds on the occasion of its fifth anniversary celebration.
The exciting final matches of Throw Ball between Bunts Dubai, Mangalore Konkans and Konkans Dubai saw that the Bunts Dubai beat both teams to lift the precious Ferarites Throw Ball (Ladies and Gents) in very close and competitive matches. The Volley Ball trophy was lifted by Ace Spikers.
It was a very beautiful day and wonderful weather added colour to the tournament though it drizzling a bit in the morning but rest of the just fine.
Master of Ceremony Vincent Pereira, (Founder & Former President of Ferarites UAE) welcomed the guests to the dais namely Fr. Ronald Lobo, Walter Nandalike, Joseph Mathias, Lancy Madtha, James Mendonca and they were felicitated with flower bouquets including refrees of the day Sudhakar Alva & Team , Moideen& Team. He welcomed all the teams, sponsors, guests and audience and wished them a very good sports day and all success to the teams.
Leslie Fernandes, President, Ferarites UAE in his Welcome Speech requested all team members to play games in a sportsmen spirit and wished them good luck. Fr. Ronald Lobo, Parish Priest, Kokkada Church invoked Gods blessings on all teams and organizers for the smooth running of matches.
A beautiful Prayer song was sung by Ms. Sabitha Mathias (2nd Semi-Finalist of GOVM-3) followed by National Anthem was Sung by all team members. Guest of honour Walter Nandalike spoke on the occasion and requested all players to stick to the ethics of the game and have the matches played in a good sportsmen spirit and have healthy competition.
Oath Taking ceremony was conducted by Alwyn Fernandes, Sports Secretary, Ferarites UAE and immediately followed by Inauguration via releasing Balloons in the air.
The games were inaugurated thereafter first the Inauguration of throw ball match was inaugurated by well known community leaders Joseph Mathias and James Mendonsa with Team Captains and Volleyball game was Inaugurated by another veteran of Dubai Lancy Madtha along with Team Captains.
The matches were held throughout and all matches were held in a very healthy competitive way and professional manner. All the teams and referees were briefed prior to matches on ethics of the games. The matches were tight and close esp. between Mangalore Konkans Dubai and Konkans Dubai (champions of LKAE Tournament held recently) and Buts Dubai but this time Bunts Dubai managed to beat both Ladies and Men Throw Ball matches and lifted the precious Ferarites Throw Ball Trophy. Volley Ball teams also played good games and finally Ace Spikers managed to get away with Volley Ball Trophy.
Rasoi Restaurant & Kitchen RAK provided delicious lunch for all the teams and audience.
The closing ceremony was held on the evening of December 14 with Norbert Sequeira compering the event. Roque Rego, Joseph Mathias, Olivia D’Mello and Olisha D’Mello were the distinguished chief guests for the ceremony.
Main Referees and Assistant RefereesHonoured and Lucky DipAuction and Drawwas held by Vincent and Norbert and grandprizes such as 32 inch LED TV, Samsung Mobile and 4 Consolation Prizes were given away. Special Thanks was given to Noel Almeida for all his support for organizing the tournament.
All the winners/teams were given away with trophies and mementos by Guests of honour on the dais. The winners are:
Bunts Dubai : Gents Throw ball
Bunts Dubai : Ladies Throw ball
Ace Spikers : Volley Ball
Konkans Dubai – Gents Throw ball
Mangalore Konkans – Ladies Throw ball
Team Bhatkal – Valley Ball
Lionel – Konkan Dubai, Best Smasher – Gents Throw ball
Ranjit Shetty – Bunts Dubai, Best All-rounder – Gents Throw ball
Neethu Shetty – Bunts Dubai, Best Smasher – Ladies Throw ball
Jane Aranha – Mangalore Konkans, Best All-rounder – Ladies Throw ball
Arun – Ace Spikers, Best Lifter – Valley Ball
Hakeeb – Team Bhatkal Best Spiker – Valley Ball
SPONSORS OF THE TOURNAMENT WERE:
Main Sponsors : Al Munasib Bldg Materials Trading LLC
Envoteclnc (Middle East Office)
BeekayBldg Materials Trading LLC
Co Sponsors : Merit Freight Shipping LLC
Mr. Jerald Lobo & Fly
Support Sponsors : Eastern Printing Press Materials Supply
Arabian Falcon LLC
Standard Fabricators &Engg Works
Dunes Hotel Apts
Integrated Freight and Logistic LLC
Al Mazrouie Automobiles
Mr. Lawrence V Cutinha
Mr. Stany Dsouza, Kanajar