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Feb 16 : Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) unit of St Vincent Ferrer Church  Valencia organised an inter parish Mangalore Diocese level Women’s Throw ball Match which was inaugurated at Father Muller's Indoor Stadium on Sunday, 12 February 2023.

Speaking on the occasion, chief guest of the tournament, National level throw ball player Asha DSouza gave her best wishes to the players and urged them to play with true spirit.

Administrator of Father Muller Medical College, Fr Ajith Menezes said, "I congratulate ICYM Valencia for organising women’s throw ball event and it's not easy to organise a sports event, ICYM Valencia has initiated the event. I wish the best for the players."

Parish priest of Valencia church Fr Roque D'Sa and animator Ronald Rodrigues were also present. ICYM Valencia unit President Valerie Lobo welcomed the gathering and Gloria Menezes compered the event.

The inter parish throw ball tournament was exclusively for women of Mangalore Diocese. As many as 19 teams took part in the tournament. The teams participating in the tournament were presented with a memento, certificate and trophy.

For the closing ceremony Santhosh Sequeira of Santhosh Arrangers Mangalore was the guest. Fr Roque Dsa Parish Priest, Fr Vijay Monterio Asst Parish Priest, Ronald Rodrigues PPC vice-president and the animator of ICYM Valencia Unit, Rita Menezes secretary PPC were the guests of honour.

The final nail biting match was between Bondel and Cordel. The neck to neck match between the two teams led St Lawrence Church Bondel winning the tournament with a margin of few points. Bondel  was awarded with Rs 22,222/- +Trophy and Runners Up Holy Cross Church Cordel were awarded with a prize of Rs 11,111/- + Trophy.

Individual prizes were bagged by Best Server Bianca Saldanha (Bondel), Best Receiver Vinitha Rego (Cordel) and Best All rounder Deona Alvares (Bondel).

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