Noida Educational Academy triumphs as the ‘number one school in sports’ in Delhi, at the SFA Championships -

Noida Educational Academy triumphs as the ‘number one school in sports’ in Delhi, at the SFA Championships

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  •  Anika Gupta from Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan  bags the ‘Golden Girl’ title, while Harsh Kumar, from  Manava Bhawna Public School, Nathupura bags the ‘Golden Boy’ title
  •  Pathways World School, Gurugram secured the second position, with Manava Bhawna Public School, Nathupura closely trailing behind in third place

Khel Today Bureau 

New Delhi: The inaugural edition of the SFA Championships in Delhi concluded with resounding success, showcasing the remarkable talent and sportsmanship of schools across the city. Noida Educational Academy became the number one school in sports’ with 119 points securing 7 gold, 4 silver, and 4 bronze medals, displaying unparalleled passion for sports.

Pathways World School, Gurugram took the first runner-up position, and Manava Bhawna Public School, Nathupura claimed the second runner-up award. These achievements highlight the fierce competition and commendable sportsmanship displayed by Delhi schools. 

Mr. Deepak Gaur, Director, Manava Bhawna Public School, expressed, “As we celebrate the resounding success of the inaugural edition of the SFA Championships in Delhi, we commend the dedication and sportsmanship displayed by all participating schools and athletes. Their remarkable achievements not only highlight the immense talent present in our city but also serve as a testament to the transformative power of sports in shaping young lives. We applaud Team SFA for their efforts in promoting grassroots sports development and fostering a culture of athleticism among our youth”. 

Individual excellence shone brightly as well, with standout athletes from Delhi schools earning prestigious titles. The coveted ‘Golden Girl’ accolade was awarded to Anika Gupta from Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, who showcased remarkable prowess with 2 Gold medals, each in Carrom and Chess. Meanwhile, Harsh Kumar, representing Manava Bhawna Public School, Nathupura earned the esteemed distinction of ‘Golden Boy’ by clinching 2 Gold medals, each in Athletics and Kho Kho.

The SFA Championships in Delhi witnessed an overwhelming participation, with close to 6200 athletes representing over 540 schools. Engaging in thrilling matches across various sports, including skating, shooting, football, athletics, badminton, basketball, and kabaddi, the championship captivated audiences and showcased the city’s vibrant sporting culture. With a balanced participation of 64% male athletes and 34% female athletes, the championship celebrated inclusivity and diversity, fostering a spirit of healthy competition and camaraderie among participants.  

The success of the 1st edition of the SFA Championships in Delhi reflects the commitment and dedication of young athletes, schools, support of the sporting infrastructure teams, in promoting sports and inculcating a spirit of healthy competition. As the city bids farewell to this edition, it looks forward to future editions that will continue to inspire and celebrate the sporting spirit of its future Champions!

Final results

Top Schools in Sports at the SFA Championships, Delhi, 2023-2024:

S.no Schools Gold Silver Bronze Points
1 Noida Educational Academy 7 4 4 119
2 Pathways World School, Gurugram 8 11 15 112
3 Manava Bhawna Public School, Nathupura 3 5 6 111
4 DLF Public School 8 9 8 99
5 Shiv Nadar School, Gurugram 6 5 5 84

Most Valuable Coach at the SFA Championships, Delhi, 2023-2024: Mr. Charanjeet, Manava Bhawna Public School, Nathupura

Highest Contingent: Manava Bhawna Public School, Nathupura

Top schools in each sport at the SFA Championships, Delhi, 2023-2024:

S. No Sports School Name
1 Athletics GD Goenka Public School, Paschim Vihar
2 Badminton Delhi Public school, Morta
3 Basketball Shiv Nadar School, Noida
4 Carrom GD Goenka Public School, Gurugram 

Prudence School, Dwarka

5 Chess DLF Public School
6 Football Shiv Nadar School, Gurugram
7 Kabaddi Noida Educational Academy
8 Karate Gyaananda School, Gurugram
9 Kho Kho Manava Bhawna Public School, Nathupura
10 Shooting Manav Sthali School, New Rajendra Nagar
Squash Kothari International School, Noida
11 Skating Indraprastha World School, Paschim Vihar
13 Swimming Pathways World School, Gurugram
14 Table Tennis Manav Sthali School, New Rajendra Nagar
15 Tennis Delhi Public School, RK Puram
16 Volleyball Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, East Punjabi Bagh
17 Yogasana DLF Public School

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