Nagaland Sports News
Wrestlers informed to collect ID cards & re-scheduled fixtures
Dimapur, October 10
The fixture for Nagastyle WrestleMania 2 (King Of The Ring Series 2013), being organised by 3E Nagaland under the aegis of Nagaland Wrestling Association (NWA), has been slightly altered owing to certain reasons. Registered wrestlers are therefore informed to collect their ID cards and other documents. The ID card will ensure free entry throughout the competition. The mega-event was earlier scheduled from October 23 to 26. However, in order to minimise the period of competition for spectators coming from distant locations and in view of the comparatively less number of wrestlers in Middleweight and Heavyweight categories, the fixture has been re-scheduled as follows –
24th Oct. 2013 (Thursday) –
Lightweight Category Championship
(Below 65 KG)
25th Oct. 2013 (Friday)
Middleweight Category Championship
(65 – 78 KG)
Heavyweight Category Championship
(Above 78 KG)
26th Oct. 2013 (Saturday)
King Of The Ring Championship
Best 48 wrestlers : (i.e. 16 from each category)
One extra attraction will be the participation of 9 (nine) wrestlers from Mizoram in addition to 63 wrestlers from Angami tribe, 54 from Chakhesang tribe, 1 from Lotha tribe and 27 Poumai wrestlers from Senapati, making it a record total of 154 wrestlers. The total prize money stands at Rs.6,61,000 plus 1 (one) bike for the King Of The Ring 2013.
Seasonal tickets are on sale and indigenous wrestling lovers are hereby invited to join in this mega-event which will be organised through a professional approach and at the same in the form an indigenous wrestling festival with traditional flavours.
Seasonal tickets (both gallery & chair) will include a lucky draw for winners of 3 TV sets.
German football coach visits St. Joseph’s College
Dimapur, October 10
St. Joseph’s College welcomed the arrival of Robert Johannes Begerau, a football coach from Germany, as a guest faculty on October 9.
Begerau has a degree in physical education and psychology. He is trained as a football coach from German Sports University, Cologne and has a coaching license, the highest qualification level for football coaches, stated a release received here.
Begerau’s has specialist knowledge in coaching up-and-coming professional football players, coaching young football players, training of football coaches. He was a member of the German Football Coaches, an executive committee that collaborates in preparing and conducting compulsory continuing training courses for football coaches acting at professional level, the release added.
Besides his job as a football coah, Begerau played professional football for Fortuna Düsseldorf and VfR Neuss football clubs.
Begerau will be at St. Joseph’s College till October 25.
3rd Open Badminton C’ship underway in Dimapur
DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 10
The 3rd Open Badminton Championship organized by Elite Badminton Club (EBC), Dimapur began Thursday at the Indoor Stadium of Eastern Christian College, Padumpukhuri in Dimapur.
Gracing the inaugural function of the three-day event as the chief guest, Parliamentary Secretary for Irrigation & Flood Control, Y Vikheho Swu stressed on the importance of sports in bridging the Naga society closer.
Observing the divisions in the Naga society which he said has become a detrimental force towards our unity, Swu expressed his hope on sports as a solution to rebuild the relationship and further to bring communities together.
“While you strive to excel in the field of games & sports and also to make a living, remember that you (sportspersons) also carry equal responsibility to promote unity and brotherhood. The Naga society is bound to sink one day if we are not united,” Swu said while urging the sportspersons to carry the message of unity and love.
The Parliamentary Secretary also expressed happiness over the tremendous improvement shown by young Naga sportspersons in recent times. Challenging the sportspersons to be responsible ambassadors, he urged them to be good sportsmen and good human beings. The chief guest also declared the tournament open and took part in an exhibition match right after the inaugural function.
Earlier, the invocation was pronounced by Jongpong, pastor EDBAB, while a special number was presented by Aloino Chophy. The programme was chaired by Ahovi Sema, president EBC.
Altogether, 70 teams with 118 players are participating in the tournament which will conclude on Saturday. The closing ceremony would be graced by by Dr Wati Zulu, president Dimapur District Badminton Association (DDBA) as the guest of honour.
Zasineihu Memorial Trophy from December 17
Dimapur, October 10
The Western Angami Students’ Union (WASU) will organize the 2nd edition of Zasineihu Memorial Trophy from December 17 to 19 at Jotsoma village. The three days event will be host by the Jotsoma Student Union. All the units (village) under the Western Angami Students’ Union (WASU) are compulsory to participate in the tournament (Football).
The entry form is Rs.1000 and forms will be issued from November 1 onwards.
The organizing committee members of Zasineihu Memorial Trophy 2013 are Vizakietuo Nagi and Rokovitso Savino as convenor and co-convenor, Vibeilie Seyie as secretary, and Rülhoulie khawakhrie as treasurer. The members are Keviuchüto Kuotsu, Theja Chüsi, Er. Keneilhousa, Rokophrezo Rocus Rino, Rokoketou Sechü and Kedoroko Casavi as Ex-Officio member.
For further information, contact 9402720324 & 9856070588.
NCA to hold seminar on October 16
Dimapur, October 10
The Nagaland Cricket Association (NCA) will be conducting Level ‘O’ Scorer Seminar on October 16. Informing this in a press release, NCA convenor Umpires’ Panel, Moses Khruomo has requested all the affiliated districts to send 1 (one) scorer each. All concerned are also asked to contact Moses Khruomo for further information.