Cricket may be India’s favourite game, but hockey and football still holds top place in the hearts of Catholics. So, the youth of Andrew church combined the pao-favourites, but took it to the city level. A whooping number of parishes across Mumbai participated in this well planned and successful event.

The Andrean Youth Movement (AYM) organised the Patricia D’Costa Inter-Parish Championship Cup (Hockey & Football) on the 7th, 8th & 15th October, at the St. Andrew’s Turf Park and school grounds. It attracted great participation and die-heart fans of these sports from 16 parishes in Mumbai.

The Andrean Sportsfest was possible with the help of our sponsors. The events main sponsor was Mr. Troy Costa, who is a fashion designer of international fame. Mr. Troy dedicated the sponsorship for the tournament in memory of his late mother Mrs. Patricia D’Costa.

The Hockey event was held on 7th October 2017 and 16 parishes participated. The men’s event was on a knockout basis held at the St. Andrew’s Turf Park. St. Blaise, Amboli emerged winners with St. Andrew, Bandra finishing runner-up.

The Football event had 16 Parishes in contention and was held on 8th and 15th October 2017 was no doubt exciting and got your heart racing. Holy Cross Church, Kurla emerged winners while Our Lady of Egypt Church, Kalina finished second.

Our grateful thanks to Mr. Troy Costa who sponsored the prize money for both disciplines of hockey and football, and to Mr. Amrish Daftary for sponsoring all the individual prizes such as Best Player & Most Promising Player in both disciplines.

This tournament would not have been possible without the unstinted support of the St. Andrews School Principal, Fr. Magi Murzello in using the facilities of the Turf and school grounds. This tournament was a roaring success and we cannot wait to see more action soon.

Wren D’Abreo
AYM