| 2008 Summary & Tournament Photos
Another year, another successful tournament! Now in its 5th year, the well-established Ronale Sanjay Naidu Tournament did Ronale proud.
Once again the level of sportsmanship and respect for opponents and game officials was to be highly commended.
The winning team of the Men’s Competitive Division was DPI, a team captained by Ronale Sanjay’s brother, Vince.
DPI, which had previously won the tournament, came up against a very strong SFU team and the many spectators present were treated to an exciting final.
The third and fourth teams in this year’s tournament were Parktown FC and Binger’s Army.
In the Co-Ed Division, perennial champions the Westside Ballers managed to make it five wins in a row, narrowly overcoming a new team to the tournament, IFC.
The third and fourth teams were Benchwarmers and The Hustlers. This year a new division in the Co-Ed section was introduced, called Co-Ed Recreational.
The reason for adding this new group was to address the disparity between, on the one hand, the highly competitive co-ed teams, and on the other hand those teams of a more recreational nature and ability.
Most participants favoured the new format, although it will take a few more tournaments to get it perfect. The winning team this year was Kits Blue Demons, who prevailed over the Sabre Tooth Tigers. The third and fourth teams were Tobasco and The Bounty Hunters.
The recipient this year of the Kits memorial scholarship award was Devin Todd-Jones.
The SFU award recipient was Todd Lucyk. Both Devin and Todd were present at the closing ceremonies and were acknowledged as outstanding students, both academically and sportswise.
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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