Thursday, May 3, 2018


by Barrington Serrao
MUMBAI, MAY 3, 2018: As the mercury in Mumbai rises to new heights, hundreds of youth in the city are making a beeline to Don Bosco High School, Matunga, for the two annual summer camp extravaganzas, beginning in April till June.
The first summer camp, began on April 10 till April 27, and the second is from May 2 till May 19, with youth participating in football, basketball, skating, athletics, hockey, cricket, chess, music, gymnastics, lawn tennis, calligraphy, handwriting, robotics, emoticon (speech - drama, dance and art - craft), abacus and vedic math.  
Professional coaches helped the youth hone in on their academic or sporting skills through fun and intense coaching programmes. The 2018 edition of the camp was different as the school hosted the fourth edition of Don Bosco Cup – an interschool basketball tournament – from April 23 to April 29.

A total of 162 teams – boys and girls - from the schools in the city registered for the tourney. A record 386 matches were played in this period. In the Boys Under 9 category, Don Bosco, Matunga won top honours. In the Girls Under 9 category Rajhans High School, Andheri lifted the cup.

In the Boys Under 11 category, Don Bosco, Matunga lifted the trophy, while in the GirlsUnder 11 category, Bombay Scottish, Powai won the title. In the Boys Under 13 category St. Joseph's High School, Wadala, lifted top honours, while in the Girls Under 13 category, Gokuldham High School won the title.

In the Boys Under 16 Boys category, St. Joseph's, Wadala, won the title, while St. Anthony's High School lifted top honours in the Girls Under 16 category. Members of the management – Rector, Father Crispino D’Souza, Principal, Father Bernard Fernandes and Administrator, Father Roy Noronha –prominent figures from the basketball fraternity, the sponsors, parents and well-wishers, were present at the felicitation ceremony.

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