Local Lions clubs team up for three-month long soccer league.
San Francisco, USA, (Aug 26th 2017), Bay Area Lions Soccer League 2017 has officially kicked off on Saturday, Aug 26th 2017 in the Sports complex of El Cerrito High. This league/cup is being collectively organized by eight Lions Clubs of Greater San Francisco Bay Area. After the successful completions of Bay Area Nepalese lions’ sports festival in Jan 2017 and Silicon Valley Cup in 2015, few more lions’ clubs have joined together to organize the first ever three-month long soccer league in various locations of San Francisco Bay area.
This year’s league is the first of its kind in Nepalese community in USA said Gagan Pandey, President of Fremont Sagarmatha Lions Club. He also thanked all the volunteers, teams and sponsors for their continuous support. Berkeley Makalu Lions President Bijaya Subedi who was taking in charge of the registration desk of the event said, today is the first official day of the league and it will be held in different Bay Area cities on Saturday or Sunday, once a week till November 2017.
According to the host clubs they want to inspire the community to inherit sports in their daily lives and motivate them to maintain a healthy life style. The lesson of competition; “inspiration to achieve the goal; excitement of winning; agony of losing & the perseverance, determination and commitment to do better next time; greater commitment and greater chance of success” will be conveyed through these sports tournaments. This event will provide a platform for social networking, adding competitive life skills and install fitness and healthy life style awareness in the community said Dhruva Thapa, Media coordinator of the event. He further emphasized the event is being organized to promote and support local community for charitable and welfare activities giving back to community by serving humanity.
Harihar Dahal President of Sunnyvale Everest lions club said, This year the Soccer cup is named after “Jana Samparka Cup 2017” because the grand prizes are sponsored by Jana Samparka Samiti , The organizing committee express their sincere gratitude to Purna Sherpa, President of Janasampark Samiti California Chapter and entire team for their generous support.
This soccer League is participated by 10 local clubs from bay area which is expected to draw more than 5000 people including visitors, spectators & volunteers with a single motive we serve. Participating clubs are as follows: Fremont Jana Samparka FC, San Francisco Ekata FC, The White zone FC, San Leandro FC, East Bay United FC, Alameda Jungi FC, Himalayan Sherpa FC Creative youth Nepal FC, Sunnyvale Football Force and East Bay Indian FC.
President of San Francisco Budha , Surendra Malla who was also officially recording the scores of the first day league reported the first week’s game as follows: San Leandro FC Vs White zone FC 2-2, East Bay United FC VS Himalayan Sherpa FC 3-0, SF Ekata Vs Fremont JS FC 2-0, Creative FC VS Alameda J FC 3-0, San Leandro FC Vs Himalayan FC 3-0. And this week’s best performer is Sanjay Dhital from San Leandro FC with three goals.
He further added, “I would like to thank all the players and well wishers for their active participation and support. Many thanks to DC Nepal Gulf and OS Nepal for covering the event live. It was fantastic beginning of Jana Samparka Cup Soccer League 2017 organized by 8 Nepalese Lions Clubs of SF Bay Area. Everything went smoothly and we all are excited to make it grand success in our upcoming games too. He said, Next event will be held in Across multiple cities in bay areas sports complex such as Fremont, El Cerrito, Richmond, San Francisco and Union City. Each team will play against every other team within three months. On August 20th Preseason friendly games for Janaa Samparka cup 2017, Bay Area lions’ soccer leagues was also held in the city of Fremont to inspire young kids, youths and all the soccer lovers.
Kids were really excited and motivated for soccer. Some momentum and excitement for soccer among kids are happening. The organizer thanked all the teams for participating in the preseason games of Jana Samparka cup 2017 and invited to participate throughout the league to make it historic and grand success.
Now the next game will be held again in the same field of El Cerrito High on September 9th Saturday from 8 AM to 11 AM. There will be also a special Inauguration ceremony and all the dignitaries will be invited to witness the game. So all are invited with their friends and family specially their kids to inspire and motivate them to keep healthy and fit through sports as it’s theme is “Unity, Success, Charity and real life lesson of competitive sports”. It’s gonna be great 10-12 weeks of fun and competitiveness, said one the player and thanked every one for giving this special opportunity to youths like us.
Here are the Date and time of upcoming games:
August 26th EL Cerrito High, 8am to 11 am,
September 9th EL Cerrito High, 8 am to 11 am
September 17th Polo Field, San Francisco, 8 am to 11 am
September 24th Polo Field, San Francisco, 8 am to 11 am
September 30th 1110 Stevenson Boulevard, Fremont, 8:30 am to 11:30 am
October 7th Union City, 8 am to 10 am
October 14th Union City, 8 am to 10 am
October 21st EL Cerrito High, 8 am to 11 am
October 28th El Cerrito High, 8 am to 11 am.