MATUNGA-MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013: Don Bosco Matunga claimed the under-14 Subroto Mukherjee Football Trophy after defeating Amravati Dynmata School in the finals of the U-14 State Football Champions at Yavatmal in Nagpur. The Matunga boys beat Dynmata School with a difference of 3 goals to one.
The school authorities were hesitant to send the boys for the matches because of late intimation as it would be impossible to make all the necessary arrangements in a single day. The parents, not able to bear the disappointment on their kids' faces took up the initiative and assured their support in arranging for their transport and stay. They even agreed to accompany the boys to Nagpur.
The boys gave their best. In the quarterfinals they beat Aurangabad 4 goals to nil and in the semifinals they beat Pune 3 goals to nil. One of the players, Clivert Millar, was so jubilant that he said, "We thought we were the underdogs but after drubbing Aurangabad, we knew the title was ours". His father was equally upbeat, 'The kids were the real heroes. They dominated all the games. I'm glad the school authorities supported the boys in the end."
Don Bosco Matunga are now State champions and they will represent Maharashtra at the National level tournament which will be held at New Delhi starting 20th September 2013. The boys, parents and the school are eagerly waiting for the competition and are hoping they become National Champions.