Inaugural edition of Jaipur SFA Championships kicks off today
- On Day one, athletes competed in sporting categoriesof football, chess, carrom, shooting, skating and speedcubing
- Football Fever began with U-18 Boys' Knockout Matches
- Skating soars in popularity with over 500 athletes on day one
Jaipur, October 14th, 2023: Sports For All (SFA) - India’s leading tech-enabled multi-sport school competition platform, today commenced with Jaipur’s inaugural edition of the SFA Championships. The opening ceremony bought together athletes, schools, and coaches, highlighting the city's abundant sporting talent and enthusiasm.
With record participation, athletes competed at a scale never before imagined for school sports, in the country. SFA Championships aims to unveil the city's best-kept athletic talent, to discover the "number one school in sports", and eventually enable athletes to compete across geographies.
Today, October 14th made a historic beginning for school sports. SFA Championships were conducted simultaneously in 3 - Jaipur (kickoff), Indore (closing) and Dehradun (biggest weekend). Across 8 state-of-the-art sporting venues in 3 cities, athletes competed in 12 sporting disciplines – all within one day. This is the first time that school sports has witnessed a scale, this magnificent.
The inaugural day of the SFA Championships took place at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, featuring football, carrom, speedcubing and chess competitions. Additionally, the RSSC Oases Shooting Range was the venue for shooting matches, while skating contests unfolded at the JP Skating Club Banked Track, where more than 500 athletes graced the rink on day one!
Chess enthusiasts witnessed the excitement with boys participating in categories from U-7 to U-19 and girls in categories from U-9 to U-15. Young minds showcased their strategic prowess and determination, setting the stage for intense competitions in the days ahead. Simultaneously, Carrom enthusiasts, including boys in the U-12, U-14, and U-18 categories, and girls in the U-12 category, participated in knockout matches that left the audience spellbound with their remarkable skill and precision.
Against the backdrop of other exciting sports like chess and carrom, shooting competitions added a unique dimension to the SFA Championships. Athletes hailing from prestigious institutions, including Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh School Jaipur, Kendriya Vidyalaya 1, Bajaj Nagar, Tagore Public School, Vaishali Nagar, Alpha International Academy, St. Teresa's School, Harnathapura, and more, showcased their commendable marksmanship and unwavering focus, setting the stage for thrilling contests in the upcoming days.
The Rajasthan State Sports Council's invaluable support and collaboration have been instrumental in making the inaugural SFA Championships a resounding success. Their commitment to empowering sporting talent aligns perfectly with the SFA's mission to provide a platform for young athletes to showcase their skills and promote sportsmanship.
Get ready for an action-packed day on the second day of the Championships as the Basketball matches are set to kick off! The daily schedule and detailed results of each sport's competition are available on SFA’s official website – www.sfaplay.com. For real-time updates, highlights, and exclusive behind-the-scenes moments, follow SFA’s social media channels – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
SFA Championships is poised to make sports accessible for young athletes across the country, thereby empowering today’s talent to become the Champions of tomorrow.