Glorious International Achievement by Apeejay School, Kharghar

Denmark, July 16, 2016: It was a moment of great pride for the nation and Apeejay School, Kharghar when the Under 10 Girls' Handball team won the Dronninglund Cup at the World Handball Tournament held at Denmark from 9th to 16th July 2016. The team, consisting of 8 students, included Aarushi Antil, Neelaksha Shailesh Gaikwad, Disha Vishesh Chadha, Chaarvi Ravindra Rathaur, Janice Andrea Sequeira, Minal Kiran Dusane, Shrushti Sham Gambhire and Vaani Sharma. The team had participated in the Partille Cup Tournament at Sweden for 7 days before proceeding to Denmark.

This was the first international exposure for the 10 year olds who had a competitive edge as they had been extensively trained by coaches, Mrs. Rashmi Barthwal and Mr. Pradnyanand Kamble. The girls had trained hard throughout the summer vacations and enhanced their skill in dribbling, shooting, goal keeping and giving passes. Their relentless efforts enabled the team to bring glory to India and their School.

The Principal, Mrs. Indu Mathur, who as Contingent Head had accompanied the students along with Mrs. Rashmi Barthwal, said that the international exposure built the confidence of the girls and helped them improve their game. They also learnt various strategies as they watched the other teams play. Mrs. Mathur expressed her gratitude to the Mumbai Handball Association, especially to the Secretary, Mr. Randhir Singh who was instrumental in sending this team to Denmark and Sweden.

She was also thankful to Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia, Chairman of Apeejay Education Society, for her continuous encouragement and support. She also extended a special thanks to the parents for their faith in the School and students’ talents.