SMB Fatima Jinnah High wins Karachi Youth Girls School Championship

Pakistan, Karachi, Monday, June 18, 2012

The colorful ceremony of the final competition of “Karachi 7-A side Girls Youth Football School Championship” concluded in Karachi on Monday. SMB Fatima Jinnah Girls High School lifted the Karachi 7-A Side Girls Youth School Football Championship trophy after edging out Agha Khan Girls High School Kharadar, Karachi in the final played at Karachi Port Trust (KPT), Football Stadium, Karachi.

According to the press release issued here by Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), the final was really a treat to watch between two top youth U-16 teams of the event. The match started in a very positive manner and both the teams started to attack each other’s goal post from the beginning. The match ended in the favour of SMB Fatima Jinnah Girls High School 1:0, when Striker Humera netted the ball at 16th minutes of second half.

Syed Khadim Ali Shah, President Sindh Football Association (SFA) was the chief guest of the final accompanied by Lt. Col. ® Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi TM (I), General Secretary, PFF. Winner Trophy along with Rs. 12,000/- was awarded to SMB Fatima Jinnah Girls High School by chief guest, runner up trophy and Rs. 8, 000/- were given to Agha Khan Girls High School Karadar, Karachi.  Infaq Foundation CDSS got third position trophy and Rs. 5, 000/-. Fair play trophy was given to SMB Fatima Jinnah Girls High School. Humera of SMB Fatima Jinnah Girls High School snatched best players’ trophy. Shaheera declared best Goal Keeper with trophy.

Earlier Syed Khadim Ali Shah, President Sindh Football Association (SFA), held a press conference as a chief guest was very pleased by the contribution of PFF in promoting football in Sindh. He wished and prayed that PFF by dint of its hard work and dedication will also promote football among the youth of interior Sindh which will make our sport conscious giving them a healthy mind in a healthy body. President SFA also hope that the PFF’s initiatives will have important spill-over effects on the wider community, such as promoting health and well-being, and enhancing social cohesion. Such activity reflects the true spirit of our mutual goal for the enhancement of sport activity among our youth.

Lt. Col. ® Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi TM (I), General Secretary, PFF during his address thanked the Australian Government for their interest in the development of football at youth level in Pakistan. While talking about the Australian Sports Outreach Programme (ASOP), Mr. Lodhi has expressed his deep gratitude for their support which will go a long way in producing talented football player in Pakistan. This is a highly systematic program to coach our young football players not only theoretically but by also arranging matches between the students of the school. PFF is taking keen interest for the promotion of football among the women football players by arranging National Woman Championship as well as Women inter club tournament which have given great confidence among the girls. Mr. Lodhi added.

The purpose of ASOP program is to complement larger community development schemes, especially for youth and women worldwide through sport and physical activity. The ASOP is funded by AusAID and managed by Australian Sports Commission (ASC). This event is a part of the Youth Football Development Project in Pakistan being funded by the Australian Sports Commission of Australian Government through its Australian Sports Outreach Program (ASOP). This is noticeable that this is second consecutive edition of such development projects which is presented by the PFF and endorsed by the Australian Government through the Australian High Commission, Islamabad.