RONALE SANJAY NAIDU

March 26, 1982 - October 13, 2003

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2007 Summary & Tournament Photos
The 2007 Tournament continued the legacy of the previous three events, namely a tournament played at the highest level of competition and sportsmanship.

The winning team of the Men's Competitive Division was Sikh Temple, who had to play their best football to overcome the 2005 Champions, DPI.

It was fitting that the Sikh Temple team won this year's tournament as they had come so very close to clinching the title in the inaugural event in 2004.

The third and fourth teams in this year's tournament were Vancity and the Binger's Army.

In the Co-Ed Division, the Westside Ballers prevailed once again in a thrilling final against a very strong Bench Warmers' team.

The semi-final between the 'Ballers and last year's finalists, the Hustlers, was also an exciting encounter and any one of the three teams would have been worthy winners.

Next year's tournament promises to be even more competitive, if that's possible, as the goal of at least two groups is to dethrone the talented four-peater Westside Ballers team.

The recipients this year of the Kits memorial scholarship award were Jake Moodie and Krista Dewar.

Both Jake and Krista were present at the closing ceremonies and were acknowledged as outstanding students both academically and sportswise.

The SFU recipient, Leigh Sembaluk, has been an outstanding player for the SFU team and is a person with exceptional character.

Leigh sustained some serious knee injuries which caused him to sit out the entire 2006 season, which is the reason that he is the only remaining member of the SFU program to have played with Ronale.

Raj Naidu, Ronale Sanjay's father, in presenting the trophies and medals, once again expressed his gratitude to all those who had participated in the highly successful event.

First and foremost, he thanked all the players from both divisions for their enthusiastic participation.

Raj also thanked the organizers of the event, as well as everyone who had volunteered to help make the tournament such a success.

It is his hope, as is the hope of all those who loved his gifted son, that this annual tournament will carry the memory of Ronale Sanjay long into the future.

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