WCG rink hockey tournament

Customs to meet Catholic Gym in opening men’s match

by Shrutee K/DNS

Mumbai : Mumbai Customs will take on Catholic Gymkhana in a men’s first round match of the Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana 36th Invitation Rink Hockey Tournament – 2016 for the Victor D’Mello Memorial Trophy, which commences at the Gymkhana's floodlit tennis courts from Wednesday, March 2, 2016. In the second match, Sea View SC face off against Mumbai Port Trust.

All leading players, representing the top Mumbai teams will be seen in action during the five-day tournament to be played on a knockout basis and the finals are scheduled for Sunday, March 6.

The participating teams in the men's event include, Mumbai Customs, Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers, Abhi Sports Foundation, Bombay Republicans, Companeroes, Rhema Sports, Sea View, Sports Authority of India and Ave Maria (Dadar). Eight women teams have confirmed their participation. There are also be a women’s competition in which eight teams will be vying for the top honours.

Olympian Viren Rasquinha will be Chief Guest on the first day and preside over the Opening Ceremony. Four-time Olympian Dhanraj Pillay will be the Chief Guest for the finals and will present the Trophies and other awards to the winning and runners-up teams.


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