- Gunika Baid from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Vidyasharam declared Golden Girl and Kartik Jhingoria from Cambridge Court World School Golden Boy
- Keynote address by Chief Guest Shri Sohan Ram Choudhary, Secretary, Rajasthan State Sports Council highlights SFA Championships’ role in nurturing grassroots sports
Jaipur, October 19th, 2023: As the first edition of SFA Championships, Jaipur, draws the curtains, the city celebrated indomitable spirit and passion of young athletes. The SFA Championships bought alive sporting brilliance like never before, bringing school sports to the centre stage.
In a grand finale, Cambridge Court World School secured its position as the “number one school in sports” in Jaipur. Athletes from Cambridge Court World School clinched impressive podium wins with 25 gold, 24 silver, and 26 bronze medals, displaying unparalleled passion for sports. The school’s performance is truly exemplary and deserving of this prestigious title.
SFA Championships also discovered the Golden Girl and Golden Boy for the debut edition of Jaipur. Gunika Baid from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Vidyasharam and Kartik Jhingoria from Cambridge Court World School are athletes who displayed commendable performances in more than one sport.
Gracing the ceremony was Chief Guest, Shri Sohan Ram Choudhary, Secretary, Rajasthan State Sports Council. He shared his thoughts on the impact of the SFA Championships, “It’s truly inspiring to see the passion and commitment of these young athletes. The SFA Championships have empowered school athletes with a platform to enhance their sporting skills and learn valuable life lessons. These experiences will shape them into well-rounded individuals and assist them to excel in all walks of life. It’s a testament to the power of sports in shaping the journey of our future Champions. There is a delightful anticipation and enthusiasm for next year’s edition, as we continue to witness the growth and success of these remarkable young athletes.”
The SFA Championships have indeed mobilised an ecosystem of budding sporting talent with a league of extraordinary athletes.
The last day of the Championships saw outstanding performances in Kho-Kho, with SS International school bagging Gold in U-14 Girls, U-14 Boys, and U-18 Girls category. Government Senior Secondary School, Bamori emerged victorious in the U-18 Boys category. Swimming was another highlight which featured fiercely contested races across the 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle events for Boys and Girls from U-8 to U-16 categories.
The SFA Championships in Jaipur have discovered champions across multi-sports and democratised access to sports for athletes, inspiring the next generation of sporting enthusiasts. It’s a celebration of sports, talent, and the unwavering spirit of youth, contributing to becoming a sporting powerhouse, thereby empowering today’s talent to become the Champions of tomorrow.
All the podium wins and the complete scoreboard will be available on the official website.
About Sports For All (SFA)
Sports For All (SFA) is India’s largest tech-enabled multi-sport grassroots competition platform. The vision is to make youth fall in love with sports through inspiring and joyful sporting experiences. Founders Rishikesh Joshi and Vishwas Choksi, since the inception of SFA in 2015, have determinedly focused on transforming and mobilising school sporting championships in the country, by providing an inclusive, diverse, safe, and best-in-class platform for the youth to realize their fullest potential through sports.
SFA is the leading sports entrepreneurial venture empanelled with the Sports Authority of India (SAI), the ‘official partner’ of Team India under the aegis of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and are ‘official sponsors’ for Khelo India Youth Games (for the next five years). The 36th National Games, Gujarat, 2022 and previous editions of Khelo India Youth Games (Haryana, Pune, Guwahati, and Panchkula), were powered by SFA’s Tech IP ‘Games Management System’ (GMS).
About SFA Championships
SFA Championships showcase the potential of large-scale multi-sporting competitions propelled by tech and data analytics. Since 2015, SFA has enabled 12 Championships in Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, and Uttarakhand, across 30 sporting disciplines, with the participation of 200,000 athletes across more than 4000 schools. Being phygital in nature, the SFA Championships have today become the backbone of identifying sporting potential at the grassroots level. In 2023, SFA has pledged to encourage 2 lakh athletes to participate at 10 SFA Championships. This city-based model will be held across Indore, Dehradun, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Bangalore, Delhi and Ahmedabad (in this order).
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