Indore (EMS). Emerald Heights International School finished second in the All-India Public School (IPSC) under-19 football competition played at Mayo College Ajmer.
Emerald Heights players performed brilliantly and defeated Assam Valley School (Guwahati) 2–1 in their first league match. Then in the second league match against Birla Public School Pilani, the match was drawn by 3-3 goals. After a good performance in the league match, Emerald Heights got a chance in the quarter-finals and defeated Birla Vidya Mandir Nainital 2–0. Ahmed Raza scored both goals for Emerald Heights. Motilal Nehru School Rai had a team in front of Emerald Heights in the semi-finals. Which he defeated by 1-0 goals. Mohammad Zaid scored the only goal. The Emerald players faced Modern School Delhi in the final but their team could not win the title. Vedanta Kadambari of Emerald Heights was awarded the Best Defender Award.
:: Three players in IPSC team ::
Three players from Emerald Heights made it to the IPSC team on the basis of their excellent performance. Apart from Vedanta and Zaid, Arshan Shukla was successful in the team. The IPSC team will now participate in the National School Competition. These players were honored by the school’s director Muktesh Singh, Principal Siddharth Singh and Sports Officer Akram Khan.