Subroto Cup Football Tournament is one of the most famous international Inter-School Football tournament in India, named after the first Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee of Indian Air Force. It started in 1960 by Shri Jawaharlal Nehru (1st Prime Minister of India) and has been conducted every year since then.
The tournament is organized annually by the Indian Air Force Sports Control Board and is supported by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Sports Authority of India.
This year, the Diamond jubilee edition of the Subroto Cup was kick-off on 20th August with Under-14 boy’s tournament and will run till 18th September 2019.
This year Pathways World School, Aravali is one of venue partners of the tournament and some of the matches in different age categories (Under-14 boys, Under-17 boys and girls) are going to be held on school ground.
It’s a league a cum knock out tournament and the teams from various Asian countries has taken part in the past. This year, teams from Bangladesh and Afghanistan are taking part in this tournament in Under-17 category.
This year, our Under-14 boys team also took part in this tournament, representing IBSO (Now ISSO…International Schools Sports Organisation) on the basis of our last year’s performance. Last year, PWSA team were the Runners Up in IBSO Under-14 Football Tournament at National level. So, we got the chance to represent IBSO in Under-14 Subroto Cup 2019 Tournament. Total, we played two matches against Jharkhand and Reliance Foundation, Mumbai. Our boys played their best game but, couldn’t survive against the well-organized, well-balanced, technically sound and physically strong teams and lost both the matches, but it was a great learning experience for our boys.