Final Countdown to Major Sporting Event in Sydney

Raju Manandhar
An editor at Nepalese Australian

The leading community-based sporting team Thakali Sewa Samiti, Australia (ThSeSaAustralia), is all set to hold 6th Toranlha Volleyball Running Cup, 2021’ and ‘4th Toranlha Basketball Running Cup, 2021’to be presented by Metro Homes and Partners. The reputed and prestigious tournaments will take place on Sunday, 13 June 2021 in PCYC Marrickville, 531 Illawarra Rd.  Marrickville NSW, 2204.

On the eve of the much-awaited tournaments, a press meet cum team draw was held at Rockdale Park, Sydney by the admired pioneering social organisation. In the event hosted by the vice-president Om Gauchan, the chief guest, the Samiti president Durga Gauchan remarked, “I personally and on behalf of the team, would like to welcome and thank all representatives of the participating teams, media, sponsors, our supporters and valued community members for your kind presence. We thankfully recognize all stakeholders who have supported us since 2003, the inaugural event of this proud tradition and hope that you would continue to cooperate us to make these editions’ tournaments a remarkable success.”

The special guests, Narayan Bhattachan the former president, Mr. Bharat Sherchan , the advisor to the committee, Mrs. Tara Bhattachan, woman president, Rabin Sherchan, vice-secretary, Gajendra Gauchan sports coordinator  and other officials were also present in the event held amid lively and encouraging atmosphere.

The club secretary Basant Gauchan shared with NepaleseAustralian, “We are really thankful to the participating teams and the media fraternity who have assisted us very reassuringly for the last round preparation to make the running cups successful like in its previous events and join us actively further this glorious sporting tradition.”

The ThaSeSa, Australia volleyball coach Puran Thakali and basketball coach Shakti Gauchan made a comprehensive briefing on the rules and regulations of the contests. The host volleyball team to be captained by Dipendra Gauchan has Buddha Bhattachan as the manager and the basketball team to be captained by Bibek Bhattachan hasJarus Pun as the manager. They extended best wishes to all the participating teams and shared with all that they were looking forward to the healthy sporting competition marked by sportsmanship and social harmony.

The volleyball tournament to be played in knockout format will be contested by 8 competent teams (7 Sydney-based teams and 1 from Canberra)  – Canberra Volleyball Club, Myagdi Kali Volleyball Club, Dhorpatan Volleyball Club, Sunrise Volleyball Club, Pokhara Volleyball club, Jaljala Pariwar, Australia, Chantyal Pariwar, Australia,  the home team Thakali Volleyball Club. They are divided in four groups.  The winner and runner-up will be awarded with the trophies, medals, certificates, and cash prize amounting $2005, and $-1005. The individual cash prizes are awarded to the Man-of-the- match, best spiker, best setter, best libero, best blocker and best quicker.

The basket tournament also to be played in knockout format will be contested by 9 competent teams – Mona Myagdi team A, Mona Myagdi team B, Kasthamandap, West Sliders, Thakali Basketball Team, Downtown Slayers, Grace Vikings, Hornsby Ballers and Wild Yaks. The winner and runner-up will be awarded with the trophies, medals, certificates, and cash prize amounting $ 1305 and $ 705 respectively The League MVP, Final MVP, highest scorer, best defender, rising star and best sportsmanship  will also take home the cash prizes in addition to trophies.

The team draw was conducted being attended by the representatives of the participating teams. Many enthusiastic audiences and community members are expected to turn up to watch the would-be sure-shot spellbinding volleyball and basketball matches.