Team Ogilvy has retained the Championship Cup by winning the annual 5-A-Side Football Tournament organised by The Advertising Club Bangalore jointly with Dainik Bhaskar Group. The tournament was held in Bangalore at the Powerplay Sports Pavilion.
Team Ogilvy beat GroupM 4-3 in the finals. A total of 18 teams had contested in four groups on a league basis.
Commenting on the win, Sriram Sunder, Captain, Team Ogilvy, said, “We played great together and this is our secod win. We are really happy and I would say all credit goes to our star player Sameer. We had a tough competitor and we overall enjoyed the match.”
Sameer of Team Ogilvy, who scored a total of 28 goals, bagged the trophy for the highest scorer and was also unanimously adjudged Player of the Tournament. Soumya Das of GroupM was adjudged Best Goal Keeper.
Commenting on the Tournament, the Executive Director of The Advertising Club Bangalore, said, “This is the 20th year of this Five-A-Side competition and we are happy to receive 19 entries, a record for the Club. We have found football to be a good alternative to bring the ad industry on to a level playing field.”
Commenting on their association with this tournament, Raja Mitra, Senior General Manager-South and Business Head – International, Dainik Bhaskar, said, “We are proud to be associated with this prestigious event which brings together members of the advertising and marketing community in Bangalore. Such events not only help in improving inter-company relations, but also help in bringing out a competitive spirit, albeit on the football field.”
Anand Bazaar Patrika gave away special prizes to the Player of the Tournament, Top Scorer and Best Goal Keeper, apart from the trophies instituted by the Ad Club.