HYDERABAD: Soundarya, a trainee of the SAI (STC Secunderabad), member of the victorious Indian team in the Kaka Migahra International Challenge Cup women's hockey tournament in Gifu (Japan), was felicitated by the senior officials of SAI at the Begumpet Police Stadium.

K. Srilatha Reddy, Assistant Director of SAI, and coach Gloria Pillai expressed hope that she would continue to bring more laurels in the future.

Incidentally, Soundarya was the first girl from the State to be selected for an international event.

District-level badminton

Hyderabad district badminton championship for seniors, juniors and veterans will be held from July 28 to 30 at Fateh Maidan Indoor Stadium.

Boys and girls will compete in various age groups ranging from under 10 to under 19.

Entries may be sent to K. Phani Rao, secretary of HDBA, and further particulars can be had on Phone No. 94400 65604.

It was also informed that the Ranga Reddy district championship for Dr. Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy Challenge Cup will be organised from July 28 to 30 at Saroornagar Indoor Stadium.

Entries close at 7.00 a.m. on the first day of the competitions.

Contact chief referee P.C.S. Rao on Phone No. 98498 02616.

Selection trials

The Ranga Reddy District Amateur Athletic Association will organise selection trials to select the athletes for the inter-district championship to be held in Vijayawada from August 11 to 13.

Those interested should report at Osmania University grounds on July 23 at 8.00 a.m. to Stanley Jones. Contact 93466 16266.

SAI scholarships

The Sports Authority of India (NIS Patiala) has invited applications from prospective candidates to allot sports scholarships. Applications should be submitted before September 30. Further particulars can be had from the respective District Sports Development Officers and also the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh Office at Lal Bahadur stadium, Hyderabad.

Football trials

The Andhra Pradesh Football Association will conduct selection trials to pick the State team for the South Zone under-16 championship in the second week of September. All the district associations and affiliated units are to send the three best players for the trials on August 10 at Lal Bahadur Stadium. Further details can be had from the APFA office.

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