Shillong, Nov 26: Army Public School Shillong lifted the East Zone CBSE Cluster 1 (Under 19 Boys) Football Championship 2012 by defeating ARPS Shillong 4-3 in a tie breaker in the final which was held at Sports Authority of India Football Ground, Guwahati on November 24 last.
Over 30 CBSE schools from various parts of North East enthusiastically participated in the tournament which was held from November 20 – 24.
Enroute to the final, the Army Public School Shillong did some giant killing by beating the APS Narangi by 4-0; Srimanta Shanardev Academy, Guwahati by 2-0; St. Xavier School Krishnai, Goalpara by 1-0 and in semifinal VKV Doyong, Nagaland by 3-0.
The APS Shillong Football Team now will proceed to DAV Panipat to play for the top honour in the CBSE National Games which will be held from December 12 to 17.
It may be mentioned that the school football team reached the Quarter Finals at the National Level of the same tournament last year which was held in Chennai.
The team members are: Surya Bahadur Thapa (XII), Nitesh Chheri (XII), Chandra Bahadur Ale (XII), Sheigoulen Khongsai (XII), Suman Thapa (XII), Nitu Swargiary (XI), Amung Zimik (XI), Thanghmulian (XI), Vishal Sunar (IX), Kamkhoson Gangte (XI), N. Lalpual Gangte (XI), David Neihsiel (XI), Long Khon Khual (XI), Rajen Rana ( X),Rajen Pun (XII) and Avshe Majkoti (XII). Coach- Jiten Bhaglari and N.Khadangba, Physical Education Teacher.