GIIS qualify for CBSE National footy tourneyOctober 25, 2019, Pune, Noida
Global Indian International School (GIIS), Chinchwad from Pune capped a historic and maiden first by qualifying for the CBSE national football tournament held at JBM Global School, Noida, from November 9.
The under-17 girls earned their right after finishing runners-up in the CBSE South Zone-II tournament. In the final, GIIS Chinchwad went down 0-3 to Ryan International School, Mumbai, in Belagavi.
By making it to nationals, GIIS for the 2019-20 season became the only representation from the city at the apex girls football tournament in the CBSE sports curriculum. As per the CBSE rules, the top two teams from each zone qualify for the nationals. At Belagavi, GIIS playing for the first time in the zonals, which included 32 schools from the CBSE Bengaluru, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram region, did well to capitalise on the first-round bye they earned to make the final.
School: Global Indian International School, JBM Global School