India’s leading online fashion e-tailer, Jabong successfully concluded the second edition of the campus tournament through Jabong Turf War. 16 colleges in Delhi-NCR such as Amity, Sharda University, Greater Noida Institute of Technology and so on, competed in front of a 10, 000-strong youth audience at the G.L. Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management (GLBITM), Greater Noida, on 27 and 28 January, 2017. Apart from the Jabong Turf War trophy, the winning team also received a cash prize of Rs. 25k while the player of the tournament received Rs. 10k sponsored by Jabong
The tournament is a platform for the upcoming young talent, where they are exposed to serious competitive football to kick start their journey to the major leagues.In this format, each team fields four outfield players and a goalkeeper in five-a-side football. With relatively smaller pitch, goalposts and a reduced duration, the game is much more fast-paced and action oriented, where every minute counts. The field is enclosed within a barrier or “cage” to prevent the ball from leaving the playing area and keep the game flowing.
Sharda University emerged as the champions of the Jabong Turf War Season II, picking up the Jabong Turf War trophy and a cash prize of INR 25,000. They beat Greater Noida Institute of technology by ten goals to zero in the finals.Anupam Vishwarma from Sharda University won the Player of the Tournament Award and received a cash prize of INR 10000.
Anupam Vishwakarma (Sharda University) was selected as the Player of the Tournament for his all round performances and was also awarded a cash prize of Rs.10,000 sponsored by Jabong.
Rahul Taneja, Chief Business Officer of India’s leading online fashion retailer, Jabong, said, “We are extremely delighted to welcome all the guests and celebrities to the second edition of Jabong turf war. The grit and determination displayed by the participating teams was truly amazing to watch. The competitiveness showcased by the players only reinforces our belief of promoting such events to increase the awareness for sports in the country. Jabong Turf now goes to Mumbai next month and I am eager to witness what the teams there have to offer”
Henrik Svenning, Head of International Markets, hummel®, said, “Hummel is proud to support the Turf War tournament and the promotion of football in India. We receive believe sports and football is about having fun with your friends. Hummel and turf war is about doing your best at the pitch and enjoy fun, fashion and football. It’s the perfect platform to launch our brand in India. A big thank you to Jabong and congratulations with a successful turf war”.
The event was hosted by MTV VJ Clince Varghese. Adding to the glitz along with British film actress, singer, model, TV presenter and former MTV VJ Sophie Choudry were celebrities such as past contestants from the hit reality TV Shows MTV Roadies and Splitsvilla, Martina Thariyan and Shreeradhe Khanduja and Benafsha.
Jabong Turf War enthralled the audience with live performances by the rock band Swarrveda and award-winning DJ Varun Dayal. The event was hosted by MTV VJs Benafsha & Clince.
The event also featured a fashion show sponsored by global premium apparel and denim brand GAS which provided the participants a chance to win GAS jeans and other prizes every hour engaged the audience through emcee games and quizzes. Held over two days, the tournament captivated the audience with some exceptional cultural performances including rock band Swarrveda and award-winning DJ Varun Dayal.
G.L. Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management, Greater Noida is glad to connect with Jabong for Turfwar Session ll. This event has filled G.L. Bajaj campus with renewed energy. I feel that this event has not only boosted physical fitness but has also contributed to the much-needed life skill lessons. Time management, resource management, leadership skills, team work, all are the by-products of Jabong Turfwar. I suppose that Jabong will continue to create more such avenues for youngsters,” said Pankaj Agarwal, Vice Chairman, G.L. Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management.
The Jabong Turf War Season II was supported by many partners including Panasonic, Crowne Plaza, Oyo, Jawed Habib, YFC, Chai Point, Magic Bus, Rite Bite, Eco Wise and others.