A prominent footbal team of youngsters of Uttarakhand, having a national character known as GARHWAL HEROES FOOTBALL CLUB is adding feathers aftar feathers to its cap. In a prestigious footbal tournament yesterday namely KALI KUMAON CLUB FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS being held in Champawat, Uttarakhand, Garhwal Heroes Footbal Club defeated Banaras by 2-0 in the finals and became the CHAMPIONS. Hundreds of football lovers were present during the match at CHAMPAWAT adding grace and vitality to the tournament. The union minister of state for textiles Ajay Tamta was the chief guest at the prize giving felicitation ceremony who delivered the Championship trophy and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to the victorious team of GHFC while the runners up team of Banaras was handed over Rs.50000. The minister lauded the fantastic game of GHFC and congratulated both the teams for their bright future. He said, victory and defeat are the two sides of the coin and therefore the losing team should never feel disheartened and rather gearup for the next victory.
The football championship was organised by a leading entrepreneur of Uttarakhand Narendra Singh Ladwal. The Garhwal Heroes Footbal Club comprises of few Nigerian playersas well who have contributed tremendously in the victory of GHFC. Prior to this triumph GHFC has been the Delhi footbal champion twice and is a popular Indian Football team at national level too having defeated several prestigious state teams in the past. The credit for the team’s good and outstanding performance primarily goes to its players but the patron, president and general secretary of Garhwal Heroes Footbal Club namely BS Negi, Anil Negi, JS Patwal,Rattan Rawat and Mr. Rana also deserve special mention and appreciation for their untiring efforts to enhance the prestige of the team to a level, highly laudable, as it is today. These four inspirers of the team managed funds and enthused the players to bring laurels for the club, state of Uttarakhand and the nation. GARHWAL HEROES FOOTBAL CLUB today is a household name in India especially in every Uttarakhandies mind and heart. BRAVO GARHWAL HEROES.The Uttarakhand Journalists Forum conveys its heartiest greeting to GHFC on this occasion and urges upon the chief minisyer of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat to encourage sports, particularly football and cricket in the state as there is no dearth of potential sportsmen in the state but the complacense attitude of succesive governments during the 17 years have not been so encoraging, unfortunately.