CC2012 liliman

Umbrella Christmas Cup 2012

On December 25th, all Umbrella children and youths in Kathmandu made their way to Tribhuvan University grounds for the yearly Christmas Cup football tournament. Annapurna’s A Team and the Youth’s A Team were hot favourites to pinch the title. The staff team were knocked out in the first round – no surprises there!

However, a big surprise came as Manaslu boys showed great heart and made it all the way to the final against the Youth’s A Team! The crowd roared in support from the sideline but the Youth’s were too good and won 4-1!

Meanwhile, the Gauri Shankar girls challenged the female staff and volunteers to a Christmas Basketball match. The staff team started out well, taking the lead 6-0 but Gauri Shankar soon stormed ahead to win 10-6!

Well done to all the teams and organisers of the event – it was a great day out and wonderful to have everyone together on Christmas Day!

cc2012 youths
The winners of the Christmas Cup 2012 - The Youths!
The winners of the Christmas Cup 2012 - The Youths!
cc2012 vic
Tensions were high during the Staff vs Annapurna match!
Tensions were high during the Staff vs Annapurna match!
cc2012 staff
The staff attempting to take the Christmas Cup for themselves - nice try
The staff attempting to take the Christmas Cup for themselves - nice try
cc2012 penalty
Kumar's penalty was a tense moment!
Kumar's penalty was a tense moment!
cc2012 narendra
Looks like Rabin is in charge against the House Manager!
Looks like Rabin is in charge against the House Manager!
cc2012 manaslu
Runners Up - the Manaslu boys!
Runners Up - the Manaslu boys!
cc2012 lineup
Annapurna team and the Youth team shaking hands before doing battle!
Annapurna team and the Youth team shaking hands before doing battle!
cc2012 GS
Éadaoin reluctantly awarding the Gauri Shankar girls the Christmas Cup Trophy!
Éadaoin reluctantly awarding the Gauri Shankar girls the Christmas Cup Trophy!
cc2012 buddhi
Karsang makes a near miss for the youths.
Karsang makes a near miss for the youths.
cc2012 annapurna
3rd place - Annapurna!
3rd place - Annapurna!
CC2012 bb2
Dolma helped out the staff team when they began to run out of steam!
Dolma helped out the staff team when they began to run out of steam!
CC2012 bb1
Kavita, from Gauri Shankar, getting frustrated as she is blocked by Niamh!
Kavita, from Gauri Shankar, getting frustrated as she is blocked by Niamh!