Continuing the “Together and United” College and School Tour 2012,Shillong Lajong Football Club today reached St.Anthony’s College Shillong, to a grand reception by the students of the esteemed college.The event was the second in its series,after it kicked off from Kiddies Corner,Shillong,on the 8th October 2012.
The “Together and United” tour is a flagship initiative by the Club to reach out to its supporters and fans,especially the student community,in Shillong.
The St.Anthony’s edition was anchored by Red Fm RJ Troy and started with a welcome speech from the Club’s Media Manager, J.Lynrah,which was followed by a Meet-and-Greet session with the Shillong Lajong stars,which include star players like Renedy Singh,Eugeneson Lyngdoh,Wailadmi Passah,Jibon Singh,Ebi Sukore,mercurial defender Minchol Son and others.This was followed by an Open Quiz which was conducted by Rj Troy,and revolved around the Club and its players. The quiz threw up accurate and intelligent responses from the students,and evoked a huge response from the crowd.The winners were chosen randomly and were awarded SLFC goodies.
The quiz was followed by another interesting session,the Question and Answer,wherein the students got the opportunity to ask their favourite player any question they wished to ask.The session saw a healthy interaction between the stars and their fans. This was then followed by the last programme of the day and probably the most eagerly awaited event, “The SLFC Five-A-Side” friendly match,against the College football team.
The match saw the crowd getting bigger,and cheering their own College team,as well as the Shillong Lajong team,and was a light hearted but closely contested affair. Surprisingly, the College team doubled their lead in quick succession,after two quick goals,but the pressure of playing against their own idols and stars took its toll,as they ended up losing the match by 3-5.
The match was followed by a closing speech by Shillong Lajong Coach Desmond Bulpin, who said that the event was a good opportunity as a means of interaction between the Club and the students.He also highlighted the importance of youth in today’s society and concluded his speech by handing the official SLFC jersey to the College Vice-Principal. The event was then brought to a close with an autograph and photo session,as the Club prepares for its next college visit,and more importantly the next I-League game against Sporting Clube De Goa,on the 28th October 2012.