GOING IN STYLE – THE END OF AN ERA
On the 1st of July, the Alumni Association of the Bombay Scottish School, along with the students of our schoo bvgfbl gave Mr Adib Kenkre, our football coach, a farewell for his 17 years of his service to our great institution.
The star of the day, beloved Mr.Kenkre was escorted to the function by our Principal and the captains of the senior teams of the last 10 years, who wore their jerseys with utmost pride.
Some of the students gave short speeches about their favourite memories of him and how his great advice, irrespective of on or off the field was something that each of us was going to miss. While the memories were being shared, each of us recollected an incident of him telling us about how he had scored the winning goal in a final and had been carried around the ground by the supporters. A few laughs were shared and so were a few sighs as we all realised that those fun times with our beloved coach would no longer be made.
His eye for talent, words of encouragement and faith left each of the members of the football team thankful for being able to spend their years in Scottish.
The function ended on an emotional note as Mr Kenkre was felicitated by the school and spoke about how our school has been instrumental in giving him the pleasant and everlasting memories that he was taking with him. He bid adieu to all the students and faculty one last time and was escorted out of the school gates by all the players and teachers thus ending the era of Scottish’s greatest coach, a friend and our biggest inspiration.
– The Football Team.
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The teams that belonged to ZE-04 shuffled their way past the many other teams that awaited the Zenith sports meet to be declared open. After a short introduction and many discussions later, the girls and boys football teams steered towards their respective turfs.
The girls had an easy way till the finals
The details are as follows
Match 1: Ze-07B girls weren’t much of a competition for our Ze-04 Scottish girls and we won 7-0 with Rajnandini Rathi scoring 6 of the seven goals! Rajnandini was awarded the golden boot for this extraordinary feat.
Match 2: Ze-04(Scottish) then played the Ze-05 girls.. And guess what they won that too 2-1
The final: Ze-04(Scottish) played Ze-07A we gave the opponents (and strong ones at footy) a tough competition and ended 0-0. However, during the penalty kicks we lost 2-0. Despite the loss, the Scottish girls had great fun and a great experience to learn from.
–Saaranga Shetty 11B
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Football Update 2
Football is a game which requires not only physical agility but also mental focus.In the Subroto two-day tournament, the U-17 girls team of Bombay Scottish, Mahim played tree matches. Two wins one loss. The first was a cakewalk: 10-0. The second match score was 3-0. It got us to the final round where we played against our rivals Cathedral John Cannon School. Their team, playing with greater determination and more discipline, took home the gold.Returning home with the runners-up trophy was bitter-sweet.
We have learnt a lesson; it’s either hard work, or no work.
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Football Update 1
If football could be obsessed over by thousands of students at Scottish, then it really must be something special.
And the passion has really come along well.
On the 24th of July MSSA awarded the Scottish football teams both girls and boys the Trophy for Best Performance.
On 17th July our boys team played our Ex students, and guess what the Ex students haven’t lost their skill. Our present team lost both the matches 3-0 & 1-0, but who cares right? We still get the credit.
At Subroto, a DSO organized football tournament the U-17 girls and boys played challenging matches and came 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Up coming Anglo’s football tournaments and MSSA tournaments are greatly anticipated and we hope to bag some more Cups and golds.
-Udyaaksh Khera 11B
As told to Saaranga Shetty