Guwahati: Royal Global School hosted the 3rd Little Masters’ Cup 2019, an inter-school cricket (U-13) tournament, as part of its Inter-School Sports Meet recently. Up to 40 schools from across the region took part in the event that came to an end with a closing ceremony at the school premises in Guwahati, Assam on Sunday.
The sports meet was kicked off with the cricket tournament on November 4.
The tournament was eventually bagged by City Faculty School, Guwahati. “Playing cricket is not that easy as people think it to be. There is a huge difference when you are in the pitch and when you are in the field. When you play, you have very less time to think about what you want to do while batting, you would loft it or place it? So it’s very tough and I hope everyone understands our effort,” said Kaustav Medhi, who received ‘Player of the Tournament’ award.
The inter-school sports meet was introduced by Royal Global School in 2013. The idea of the event was to develop sports among the region and also to give an exposure to the young talents of different schools. The sports meet will not only give an opportunity to the young players to showcase their talents but also to provide a platform to interact and hone their sporting skills.
While having a quick chat with EastMojo, Anubha Goyal, the principal of the school, said at the closing ceremony: “Royal Global School has very good infrastructure where we offer 17 different disciplines of sports. So we thought that rather than only our children getting the benefits, it will be nice to share it with the children of the other schools of the region.”
“Everyone can’t be a genius in academics. So we need to give opportunities to both the sportsmen and the one who are good at academics. So I think in our school we give equal opportunities to all of them,” she added.
Initially, the sports meet had only four events — tennis, basketball, badminton and table tennis. This year, the school organised 11 events — tennis, basketball, badminton, table tennis, football, taekwondo, squash, chess, cricket, skating and archery.
“Ultimately, we all want to produce good players. I am sure that with these kinds of tournaments and events for the students, there will be great opportunities for the students to showcase their talents. We have been a doing lot of championships and meets to develop the sports in the entire region,” said Ashoke Talukdar, head of sports at Royal Global School.