Musaib MehrajSrinagar, August 8;
State rugby teams left Tuesday for national championship to be held from 11th August to 13th August 2017 in Patna.
Joint Secretary Sports Council flagged off the team at Gindun multi-purpose Sports Ground Rajbagh today morning.
The state contingent includes 12 senior boys and 12 senior girls, four officials including General Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Rugby association Irfan Aziz. Irfan is also the head coach of Jammu and Kashmir Rugby team.
Speaking on the occasion Irfan said he has high hopes on his team.
“We have done well in the past and I believe my team will definitely do well this time also.”
He said competition is going to be tough but the teams are very strong.
Captain of the girls’ team Sheikh Sajidah said she would try and repeat what her team has done in the past.
“We will make everyone proud.”