On 3rd of August 2018, our school’s basketball team participated in the U-19 District level Basketball Tournament organized at the Swaminarayan Mission School in Surat.

A total of 12 teams from different schools participated in this tournament. From the lots drawn, our school had the 1st match against Vidyamangal School. The match was divided into two quarters of 10 minutes each. Our team led in the first quarter with a 9-0 score. Niramaybhai and Smitbhai put up a pretty decent game and due to the team efforts, the match ended in AVM’s favour with the score of 21-04.

The second match was against a very good team from Shree Vasishtha Vidhyalaya that had 1 national player and 4 state level players. Initially in the match, the scoreboard showed head to head score and by the end of the first quarter Shree Vasishtha Vidhyalaya was leading with a score of 12-07. Eventually, our school team lost the match with the end score of 32-21.

Overall, the school team put in sincere efforts despite the lack of practice owing to rains, and Niramaybhai, Parambhai and Smitbhai gave very notable performance in this tournament.

Submitted by: Param Dubey, Smit Padmani (Class 11 Commerce); Bankim Sir