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Ashburton Cup 2.0 lives up to its promise as amateur footballers make a mark

The event was organised by Arsenal Bengal, the state's official fan club of Arsenal Football Club of England

Our Correspondent Published 12.04.22, 07:24 PM
Arsenal Bengal's own team, ABSC Ballers, on a hurdle before a match
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Arsenal Bengal's own team, ABSC Ballers, on a hurdle before a match

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Ashburton Cup 2.0 organised by Arsenal Bengal (ABSC), an official fans club of Arsenal Football Club of England, lived up to its promise of providing the budding footballers with a platform to showcase their talents.

The tournament, which was organized for the second year in a row on April 10 at the Turf Air Plaza in New Town, saw the participation of 24 teams. The fan club fielded two teams of their own, besides a team from the Vivekanda Academy of Purulia, which is supported by ABSC and is made up of underprivileged footballers belonging to Santhal and Kudmi tribes of the region. The tournament saw a mammoth response, with hundreds of footballers gunning for glory.

Here are some snapshots of the event! 

ABSC Ballers in action
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ABSC Ballers in action

The colourful banner made by the organisers made it a selfie point for players and supporters alike
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The colourful banner made by the organisers made it a selfie point for players and supporters alike

Players from the Vivekananda Academy in Purulia. The crowd continuously cheered for them during their matches, providing the much-needed support. However, the lads just fell short, losing in the semifinals
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Players from the Vivekananda Academy in Purulia. The crowd continuously cheered for them during their matches, providing the much-needed support. However, the lads just fell short, losing in the semifinals

ABSC Red Army in action
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ABSC Red Army in action

ABSC Red Army poses for a photograph before their game
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ABSC Red Army poses for a photograph before their game

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