TISB during a match in Parikrma Champions League 2013Parikrma Humanity Foundation

The Parikrma Champions League 2013 is coming towards the end of the tournament with quarter-final matches to be played on Thursday before the title match on Friday.

 The five-day (16-20 September) under-16 football tournament kicked off at the Bangalore Football Stadium on Monday. The third day of the tournament saw some exciting plays with TISB and Father Agnel scoring 10 and 12 respectively in their respective games.

St. Joseph Indian High School was left without scoring a goal, while Legacy School defeated TRIO 4-1 after a goaless game. Parikrma lost 0-2 to Father Agnel before defeating TRIO 3-0 in their second match.

The winners of the semi-finals will play for the Equality Cup on Friday.

The Parikrma Champions League 2013 is an under-16 football tournament presented by Menzies Aviation in association with the Karnataka State Football Association. Fourteen teams from Bangalore and a team each from Mumbai, Goa and Kerala are playing for the Equality Cup this year.

The third edition of Parikrma Champions League 2013 was launched at Bangalore Football Stadium on 11 September by former Olympian Ashwini Nachappa, Founder-CEO Parikrma Humanity Foundation MS Shukla Bose, and MR A.R Khaleel, President of the Karnataka State Football Association.

"We want children, parents and school authorities to understand how important it is to incorporate sports in the curriculum so that wholesome development of children can be achieved and not just academic progress," Shukla Bose said at the launch event.

Speaking via Skype from the UK, Mervyn Walker, Executive Vice President, Operations of Menzies Aviation said, "We are really happy to support Parikrma Humanity Foundation to make Parikrma Champions League a household name in inter-school tournaments."

Parikrma Humanity Foundation is an NGO with the aim to ensure that even the poorest children have access to the best opportunity anywhere in the world. It helps less privileged children through its orphanages and educational institutions where nutrition, healthcare, family care and sports are an integral part.