Monday, June 20, 2016 Report by
Reenesh's kick started EBRP Football Fest 2016 which was in remembrance to his father and our friend Late Alip Chakroborty
EBRP Football Fest, one of the most happening annual events in Kolkata football since 2011 was held at Salt Lake EE Block Ground on 19th June 2016.
EAST BENGAL the REAL POWER initially started the event for their members with Junior vs Senior Match, however slowly it got popularized in such a manner that for the last four years we are having a six team tournament followed by Junior vs Senior Match and other exhibition matches.
This year before the tournament started hype was created by Fest Management with two competition. EBRP-TV Most Valuable PLAYER Viewer's Choice Award and EBRP-TV Most Valuable Team Viewer's Choice Award. It actually helped the participant players to get more publicity in Indian Football as people in different parts of the world saw their video and could get an idea about them.
The significant thing that has happened in this year’s fest is that we had two associate partners among us. We were proud to have associated with BOGO Bike Taxi Partner and Red Bull as Drink Partner. The Fest started with the National Anthem, followed by a minute silence in memory of East Bengal fan and our beloved Mr. Alip Chakroborty (Alip da), young East Bengal fan and fellow EBRP member, Mr. Avishek Sanyal, and also in memory of our uncle, Avik Bhattacharyya’s father, who left us.
The Fest was officially inaugurated by our beloved Alip da’s son.
Breakfast (Cake, Boiled Egg & Fruits) was distributed among the teams followed by Lunch (Fried Rice and Chicken). Energy drinks were provided to all the team members of all six teams.
This year EBRP dedicated the Junior vs Senior match as the Farewell Match for our most dependable player of EBRP Football Team Mr. Avik Guha. The match was won by EBRP Juniors by 3-1.
6 teams participated in the Fest. REAL POWER Pancha Pandavas won the final beating Real POWER Derby Dynamites. There was lot of enthusiasm throughout the day. Even hot and humidity condition did not deter the members from taking the field and continue the game.
Exhibition match was played among CAB XI and EBRP XI, which was won by CABXI in penalty shoot-out. Most of the current East Bengal Cricket Team’s member represented the CAB XI in the match.
Our special thanks to the officials of East Bengal club, Salt Lake EE Block for letting us use their infrastructure and Alip da’s family for their presence. We are thankful to Calcutta Referee Association, BOGO BIKE Taxi and Red Bull for their unconditional support to make the fest successful.
Lastly, a huge rounds of applause to all the members of EAST BENGAL the Real POWER and their family members who made the event a grand success. The effort they have given in planning, organizing deserves special mention. We do not want to name any particular individual as there is always a chance of missing out somebody. We can only say that it was a team event and we, EBRP, have shown that we can and we have performed successfully as a team.
EBRP thanks each and every member who worked tirelessly towards making the event a reality.
• Champion :: REAL POWER Pancha Pandavas
• Runners :: REAL POWER Derby Dynamites
• Best Goal Keeper :: Chayan Bandyopadhyay
• Best Player :: Sreenath Dhali
• Highest Scorer :: Sayan Das
• EBRP Juniors vs EBRP Seniors Match Winner :: EBRP Juniors
• Exhibition Match :: CAB XI vs EBRP XI Winner :: CAB XI
• EBRP-TV Most Valuable PLAYER Viewer's Choice Award :: Sayantan Ghosh
• EBRP-TV Most Valuable TEAM Viewer's Choice Award :: REAL POWER Bangal Battalions