Goan Community of Oman

Fun Sports 2012 PDF Print
Written by Gayle Veronica Araujo   
Thursday, 04 October 2012
The world we live in, is growing increasingly fast-paced, stressful, and filled with responsibility. Everyone needs some time to relax and have some recreation. Therefore, the Youth Wing of the Goan Community of Oman (GCO), organized the “FUN SPORTS 2012” on Friday 14th September 2012, in  Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ruwi at the Basketball Court.

The focus of the event was pure entertainment, opportunity for fun and socialization between all communities of our parishes.

We had 5 mixed age group teams, comprising of 20 members each, which were inspired by names of saints like St. Francis Xavier, Don Bosco, St. Peter, St. Paul and St. Anthony.

As the teams registered themselves, participants were tied with ribbons matching their team names. Father Wilson, assistant parish priest, led us with an opening prayer and declared the Fun Sports open. The event began with a march past by all the participating teams, led by their chosen team captains holding team name plaque cards.  It was a fun filled spectacle organized by the youth members of the committee.

The highlights of the sports were the four games that suited all the age groups, teens, youth and adults who participated with great enthusiasm and energy. Our in-house DJ kept the crowd in a cheery mood with great music during the games and teams were awarded points at the end of each game which led to their grand total.

St. Francis Xavier emerged winners of the event, the second place was bagged by St. Paul and the third place by St. Anthony.

GCO would like to take this opportunity to thank Omantel, Khimji Ramdas, Al-Felaij Plastics, Oman Refreshments Co. (Pepsi) and Mr. Sebastian Coelho of METLIFE who were our sponsors for the event.  Our special thanks to Talents for the sound system.

At the end, the event was a success with wonderful sporting spirits and funniest moments captured; a great way to relieve stress.

Gayle Veronica Araujo
Youth Wing Co-ordinator, GCO
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