On Sunday, 8 January 2006, it poured the night before, in the morning and right throughout the day. Yet, as in 2005, more than 200 sports enthusiasts turned up for YSA’s Third “Racial Harmony” 4-A-Side Football Tournament at Kolam Ayer CC. Again, it was a full house with 30 teams.

Despite the downpour, the players dished out some very exciting and entertaining football. At the end of a highly competitive tournament with 72 matches, Jurong Boys X emerged champion by defeating Qaidis C 3-1 in the final.

In addition to the main event, YSA also organised the “Ball Juggling” and “Target Shooting” competitions during the tournament. The response was very impressive, with players keen to showcase their talent in the two events. At the end, Deepak from Pardesi A took top spot in the “Ball Juggling”, while Vicky from Nehtaji Boyz emerged victorious in the “Target Shooting”.

The annual YSA “Racial Harmony’ tournament is aimed at bringing youths of different ethnic groups together to interact and network for greater rapport and camaraderie, while at the same time promoting a healthy and sporting lifestyle among the Singaporeans. It is also geared to create a platform for a better understanding between the Sikh and other ethnic communities and for learning to appreciate each other better.

This year’s tournament was supported by the Central Singapore Community Development Council, National Youth Council, with a grant through its Youth Development Fund, Singapore Sports Council and Kolam Ayer CSC and IRCC, while Singapore Pools is the “Partner in Sports” for this tournament.

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