Fabulous Friday evening,November 15,2013 as daughter and Goalkeeper Kunashni Parikh Captained Cathedral & John Connon School to their First ever U 19 Girls Football DSO Crown in 152 Years of the School’s History
They Beat the fancied Fr Agnel Team from Vashi who had seven State and one National Player in their Ranks !
Earlier they had won the Mumbai City Trophy and on Friday in the Zonals they were crowned the Mumbai City and Thane Champions ~ They now go to the States Championship for the first time
The Coach,Deepak Narwade was overwhelmed with emotion and was all teary eyed and all the Girls in the Team were ecstatic after having won ,coming from 0-1 down to equalise and then win on penalties in Sudden Death
During the Penalties and Sudden Death, Kunashni ,who has played for India as Vice Captain and Goalkeeper and is also a student of Psychology in Std 12 ISC,psyched out the Fr Agnel Penalty Takers by delaying tactics and going up to them and staring them in the face and pumping herself by screaming “Yes!” in the Goal and was warned by Referee that she would get a Yellow Card but later after they won in Sudden Death he told her “Good Tactics !” ~ Later she told me that once the Match had gone to Penalties she was confident they would win as “it then became a Mind Game”
Kunashni dedicated the Win to the Coach Deepak Narwade and saluted all her Team Members,especially the Goal Scorer Roshni Dadachanji whose brilliant 35 yard Free Kick in the second half equalised for Cathedral after Fr Agnel was 1-0 up early in the First Half,and Simran Sanghvi’s Great Tries that nearly scored for Cathedral and Anam Alwani and Urja Mehta and Niharika Naik who scored in the Penalty Shoot out and her Defender Mallika Razdan
Once again Super Congrats to the Cathedral Girls u 19 Football Team for being fantabulously crowned the DSO u 19 Mumbai City and Zonal Champions for the First time in the School’s 152 year History and now moving to the States Championship
Well done Cathedral Girls ~ The School and Coaches and PE Dept and Teachers and we, the Parents are all Proud of this Historic Victory achieved as a Team
May it motivate and Inspire all of you further and even all the other Football and Other Sports Teams of the School to go out there and play fearlessly and positively and give your best no matter how strong the Opposition is !
You Girls are Fighters and Now should believe more in yourselves ~ Now Go Enjoy and play as fearlessly and positively with great sporting spirit too and as a Team at the State Championships
Inspiring Leadership & Motivation from Captain and Coach or Mentor & Great Teamwork is always a Winning Combination just like in Business
Three Cheers for all of you ! Hip ! Hip! Hurray ! ~ Hip! Hip! Hurray! ~ Hip! Hip! Hurray!