Archery, SATball tournaments bring players together in Nagaland

Dimapur, Jan. 29 (ANI): The 4th edition of the All India Police Archery Championship was organized at Nagaland Armed Police Training Centre (NAPTC) Stadium at Chumukedima here.

In all twenty one state police and central police teams participated in the five-day long tournament organized by the Nagaland police.

In the men’s category, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) team clinched the championship while ITBT team and Assam Rifles emerged the first and second runners-up respectively.

In the women’s category, Manipur women police clinched the team title while ITBT and SSB teams were declared as first and second runners-up respectively.

Later, State Home Minister, Y Patton, gave away prizes to the winners.

“Overall all the performances are very good. The archers from all the teams played very well and the competition was very successful one. Last year champion was BSF but this year CRPF team won the tournament so, it is very competitive tournament. Hope, next time the competition will go up,” said Bendang Lemtur, (IPS) IG and Organizing Secretary.

“I feel very good that we won the championship. We tried our best. Even the weather was good though it was raining in between the match but we gave our best and we won the trophy so I’m very happy and I want to thank to Nagaland police and the people of Nagaland for organizing such event,” said a player, CRPF team.

Meanwhile, the 6th edition of SATball running tournament was recently concluded in Dimapur.

Altogether, 14 sporting clubs participated in the three-day long tournament.

Satball is played by 5 players in each team without a goal keeper. The tournament was organized by Emporia Sporting Club supported by Nagaland SATball Association, Dimapur.

The Martyans FC emerged winners while Black Stars finished second.

“I want to encourage our youngsters who have participated in the tournament to have a bright future so that they will be able to go for national and international tournament and that will be a good opportunity for all of us,” said Mong, Player, Martyans FC.

“We are the runners up but it’s not about winning or losing but is about participation and we will try our level best to win next year. SATball is very enjoyable and energetic game. We lost it but it does not mean we will stop playing we will give our best,” said Mere, Player, Black Stars team.

Organizing such events will definitely help the local players to compete at the national and international levels. (ANI)

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