Future Trendz, Nuvem emerged champions in the men’s section of 20th state senior men and women handball championship organized by Goa Handball Association under the aegis of SAG in collaboration with North Goa District Handball at Peddem Sports Complex, Mapusa.St Joseph Shiroda came second while Daniela Sports Club, Navelim bagged the third spot.
Individual prizes: Best player: Succor Velho (St Joseph Shiroda). Best goalkeeper: Sunny Vaz (St Joseph Shiroda).
In the women’s category, St Joseph Shiroda secured the top spot while Future Trendz Nuvem finished second. Rosary Youth Sports Club Dona Paula came third.
Individual prizes: Best player: Zahra Cardoza (St Joseph Shiroda). Best goalkeeper: Yeslinda Barretto (Future Trendz Nuvem).
In all, 18 teams participated.
Chief guest Sudhir Kandolkar gave away the prizes. Ramesh Desai welcomed. Salvino D’Costa proposed the vote of thanks.
Earlier the tournament was inaugurated in the presence of Sudhir Kandolkar, chairperson Mapusa Municipal Council, Rupesh Mahatme, president Goa Handball Association (GHA), Ramesh Desai, chairman GHA, Salvino D’Costa, secretary GHA, Mahesh Rivonkar, assistant PE officer Mapusa, Devendra Desai, vice-president GHA, Anant Sawal, vice-president GHA, Sriram Naik, chairman referee board GHA, RJ Vijay Kumar, chairman North Goa District Handball, Vilas Kundaikar, Bashir Khan, Vinay Sambari, Swapnil Shirodkar, Dinesh Hadfadkar and Sandip Patil [H]