Cyril re-elected PY Nuvem chief
HERALD SPORTS DESK/JAN 15, 2009
Cyril Andrade was re-elected President of Parish Youth Nuvem for a second consecutive term at a recently held general body meeting, at Nuvem.
The elections were conducted by Chairman Fr Alvaro Martins.
The following executive committee members were also elected: Vice-President — Anastasio Rodrigues, General Secretary — Paul D’Costa, Assistant General Secretary — Joerose Oliveira, Sports Secretary — Santan Colaco, Assistant Sports Secretary — Remy Colaco, Treasurer — Costao Dias, Assistant Treasurer — Xavier Colaco.
Speaking to Herald soon after his election, Cyril maintained that a proper football ground for Nuvem is the need of the hour. “The existing church ground is not adequate and is only suited for 9-a-side matches,” he said.
He said that a proper football ground in Nuvem will go a long way.
However, the president was quick to add that Parish Youth Nuvem is opposed to the idea of a stadium in the village. He claims that besides the environmental impact, the stadium will not serve the purpose, as the facilities will not be exclusively meant for Nuvem sportspersons. Moreover, the control will wrest with Sports Authority of Goa, he added.
On his plans for this term, Cyril said that top priority as of now would be to raise funds. “It is a distant dream to have our own club house. We will require a lot of support. We are moving towards that goal and we count on all villagers and well-wishers to support us in this quest”, he said.
Cyril also has some ambitious plans for the players of Nuvem. He said better match remuneration and medical facilities besides player insurance is also on the agenda.
The president sounded confident of his new team and said together they will strive to bring football glory to Nuvem.
Nuvem Parishioners Kuwait wishes Parish Youth Nuvem all the very best.
P Y Nuvem edge past Betalbatim
JAN 17, 2009
Parish Youth of Nuvem beat Betalbatim SC 1-0 in the Nagoa Village Panchayat Cup soccer organised by Pax of Nagoa Sports Club at Nagoa ground on Saturday.
The well-attended weekend crowd saw some good football. Both the teams played attacking soccer and tried their level best to get the better of each other. However, a goal eluded both the teams till the lemon break.
At the change of ends, Nuvem lads played their hearts out and tried to outsmart Betalbatim. It appeared the game would end without any result.
It was Youth of Nuvem, which displayed their best moment of the day, and were rewarded at the fag end through the lucky boots of Francisco Noronha, who was declared man-of-the match.