Pravara Football League (PFL) – 2013
The Pravara Football League (PFL), one of the prestigious and most awaited events at Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation’s Pravara Centre for Management Research and Development. The pleasant and warm afternoon of 4th October ’13 witnessed PFL 2013 at the Fun Fitness Health Club, Vimannagar.
There were four teams who stood to prove their metal on the ground and grab the gorgeous and shining trophy that awaited its true mentor. Each team followed a color and were named as follows: Risk Takers (Blue) headed by Anurag Sarde, Achievers (Red) headed by Kunal Patil, Motivators (Green) headed by Sachin Sapre and Innovators (Yellow) captained by Pranay Achwal.
In the 1st match the Risk Takers captained by Anurag took on Pranay Achwal’s Innovators wherein Risk Takers turned down the Innovators with a 6-1 defeat .
The 2nd match saw Achievers headed by Kunal taking over Sachin’s Motivators. It was proving to be a tough match for both the sides while achievers had more of the freshers and the Motivators refusing to loosen up.There was no goal up to the half-time. The teams tried different strategies in the 2nd half but did not succeed in scoring. The teams were bound in the penalty shoot-out best of 3.However the motivators could not crack the strong goal-keeping by Rohit Jadhav.The match ended 1-0 in favor of the Achievers with a penalty kick from Kunal.
The final was ultimately played between Achievers and the Risk Takers. Both the teams were determined to win. Risk Takers won the toss and decided to kick-off. Initially the match started with a high energy from both the sides but suddenly the Risk Takers got through and Anurag scored the first goal from a corner kick. This goal witnessed the downfall of the Achievers. The players were exhausted but were determined to win and gave their 100% but could not score. Ultimately the Risk Takers gave out a surprising score of 10-0 to prove their supremacy and win the PFL 2013.
Moving to the end of the event that is the Award distribution ceremony. The sponsorers of Trophy and Medals were Mangesh Musmade and Sourabh Gourkhede of ‘Green Field Agro Services’ . The runner-up Team Red-Achievers were awarded the Silver medal by Prof. Devkumar Mahisekar. Anurag Sarde was chosen as the Best Player and awarded a Token of Excellence by Prof.Devkumar Mahisekar. Finally going through the tough competition, Risk Takers proved their metal and were the ultimate winners of PFL 2013.The team was endorsed with the Gold medal by Prof. Vijay Deshmukh and awarded with the bright Trophy of PFL 2013.
An excellent footballer and an ex-PCMRDian Mr. Abhijeet Deshmukh was invited as the Referee for the matches
The event was not carried through by any specific person. Each and every student of PCMRD as well as Faculty members had directly or indirectly given their handful in making PFL 2013 a success.
The entire event was well co-ordinated by our sports secretary Anurag Sarde.
The chief motivator without whom the event would not have happened; none other than our Director Dr. Manoj Narwade is worth thanking a ton.