SOS Children’s Village Dhaka boys’ team clinched the trophy of the ‘Health First Mini Rugby Tournament 2011’ organized by the Bangladesh Rugby Association. It was a tournament of under 11 age boys only. The tournament was took place in the Sultana Kamal Women’s Sports Complex, Dhanmondi, Dhaka from 26 to 29 July 2011. In total, 8 teams were contested in the tournament where 7 were different reputed English medium schools in Dhaka city.
SOS Children’s Village Dhaka team moved into the semi-final outplayed Methodist International School, Saint Tomas International School and Green Herald International School in the group level matches by 44-5, 32-0 and 29-0 points respectively. As group champion they took Summer Field International School in the semi-final and moved into the final beating the opposition by 27-5 points. In the final match SOS Children’s Village Dhaka team thrashed the Sunnydale International School by 20-5 points and became the champion.
Mr. Md. Kaisar Hamid, former captain of the Bangladesh Football Team, was present as the Chief Guest in the final match held on 29 July 2011 and distributed trophy and medals among the players. Mr. Mir Immam Hossain Jahangir, Managing Director, Monowara Hospital (Pvt.) Ltd. - sponsor of the tournament, was present as special guest. Captain of SOS Children’s Village Dhaka team Nayon Chandro Roy received the championship trophy from the chief guest.
“We are very much delighted to become champion. We have celebrated the championship through victory lap, cheering and lot of joy. In early of this year, we became runners-up in mini handball tournament and observed delightfulness and joy of the winning team which made us upset and also created passion among us to become champion next time. And we are really happy to do it in same year. This is the first time I led our team in a tournament and I played a good role in making the team champion not only through captency but also through my individual performance scoring in total 80 points in the tournament which made me personally very happy.” – captain Nayon was expressing with joy.