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FC Goa hosts junior Christmas Party at Monte de Guirim ground

 FC Goa hosted a special junior Christmas Party at the Monte de Guirim ground, the venue for the North Zone of the Little Gaurs League on Thursday.

Participants of the Little Gaurs League and their families were invited to the event to enjoy a memorable evening.


Five members of the FC Goa First Team, namely, Saviour Gama, Princeton Rebello, Muhammed Nemil, Hrithik Tiwari and Lalremruata HP also attend the event as special guests. Together with the LGL participants and families, they celebrated Christmas and the sport that brought them together, through various fun activities and interactive sessions.

To mark the start of the event, the five players took on 50 children in a unique game of football. This was followed by them speaking to the participants of the LGL, as they narrated their experiences and offered words of advice to budding footballers who are keen to make the sport their career.

Afterwards, the FC Goa star posed for pictures with the children and their families, to cap off a memorable day for the Little Gaurs.

The youngsters were also given the opportunity to meet the official Club mascot, Philly the Gaur who acted as Santa for the day as he came bearing gifts. A body-painting counter was also available to add to the fun for those present.

FC Goa U17 team begin Hero Youth Cup campaign with draw

In other news, the FC Goa U17 side kick-started their Hero U17 Youth Cup campaign on Saturday, at the Benaulim Football Ground where they came back from behind to hold ARA FC to a 3-3 draw.

The Young Gaurs broke the deadlock in the 14th minute through Saideep Tate, but Krishna S brought the scoresheet back to level terms with his strike for ARA FC in the 26th minute.

Following the change of ends, FC Goa took the lead once again in the 66th minute, when Likson Rebelo found the back of the net. ARA FC, however, fought back hard and scored in the 68th and 72nd minute to turn the tides in their favour.

In the 82nd minute, the Boys in Orange were awarded a penalty which was converted successfully by Prachit Gaonkar to restore parity on the scoreboard. Their next assignment is against Bengaluru FC at the Benaulim Football Ground on December 26.


About FC Goa

FC Goa is a professional football club based out of Goa that competes in the Indian Super League (ISL). Nicknamed the Gaurs, FC Goa has been one of the most consistently successful teams in the ISL - reaching 4 semi-finals and 2 finals in 8 seasons.

Heading into the 2022-23 season of the HISL, FC Goa holds the record for most wins, most goals, most golden boots and most number of playoff appearances in the history of the competition.

FC Goa became the first team from India to qualify for the league stages of the AFC Champions League in 2021 by virtue of winning the first-ever Hero ISL League Winners Shield in the 2019-20 season. 

The Gaurs trophy cabinet is also adorned by the 2019 Super Cup, the 2018-19 GFA Pro League,  and the 2021 Durand Cup. 

Co-owned by Mr Jaydev Mody, Mr Akshay Tandon and Mr Virat Kohli, FC Goa is one of the few Indian Clubs to have a complete youth development ecosystem. Its U14, U16, U18 and Developmental Teams compete at the highest levels in Goa and India.

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