All the 48 members in the U-18 (Junior) and U-13 (Sub-Junior) teams in both the boys and girls’ section were awarded branded reebok shoes for their excellent performance during the recently held Maharashtra State Basketball Championships organized at seven courts of the city.
In the state meet, the U-18 girls’ team won gold medal while their boys counterparts finished second in the state meet. The U-13 teams in both the boys and girls’ section won silver medal in the state championships.
While felicitating the teams, Joshi congratulated all the players and also wished them luck for future tournaments. On the occasion, senior members of the district body, working president Pranay Ghate, secretary Bhavesk Kuchanwar, Ramesh Bakshi, Arun Dani, Arvind Garud, Mahesh Gaherwar, Dhiraj Kadao, Aytush Agrawal, NMC Sports officer Piyush Ambulkar and others were present. Technical committee chairman of the NDBA Amit Sampat conducted the proceedings.
UNDER-13 (Girls): Sameeksha Chandak (captain), Swanandi Nagmote (both DKM), Gunjan Mantri, Samruddhi Kotriwar, Disha Agrawal (all SNG), Ishika Jivtode, Anushka Bokde (both GKM), Viajya Hiwase (NBYS), Samruddhi Agrawal (NKPS), Parnavi Dadhe (SKS), Ayushi Gupta (NASA), Mihira Dhote (Vison). Coach: Dhiraj Kadao; Asst Coach: Ayush Agrawal; Manager: Samir Shrivastava.
UNDER-13 (Boys): Sarthak Dhuldhule (Captain), Chitraksh Garge, Yash Mehta (all SNG), Prathamesh Khadtkar (Phoenix), Ojas Deshpande, Ashutosh Sharma (both NBYS), Pushkar Kalamdhar (PKM), Om Selokar, Devanshu Vairagade (both GKM), Khushal Agrawal (DKM), Aadarsh Shewale (NKM), Yatarth Punekar (NKPS). Coach: Mahesh Gaherwar, Asst Coach: Gaurav Reddy, Manager: Sharad Dewalkar.
UNDER-18 (Girls): Abha Lad (captain), Devashree Ambegaonkar (both NBYS), Siya Deodhar, Dhwiti Sanghani, Purvi Mahalle, Shomira Bidaye (all SNG), Dhara Phate, Richa Kalraiya (both DKM), Saee Deshmukh, Krupaee Sharma (both Vision), Bhagyashree Kolwadkar (SKS), Sanvi Tambe (NASA). Coach: Shatrughna Gokhale, Asst Coach: Arvind Garud, Manager: Dhiraj Kadao.
UNDER-18 (Boys): Sharvil Bomanwar (captain), Smeet Joshi, Varun Ahuja (all NBYS), Siddhesh Kulkarni, Sumedh Nipane, Ishant Kanojiya (all SNG), Gaurav Ahluwalia (DKM), Shiv Singh Sidhu (CPS), Sagar Tumpal (HKM), Himanshu Shende (NKM), Satvik Wanve (NASA), Nikhil Choudhary (GKM). Coach: Narendra Katole, Asst Coach: Anup Maske, Manager: Pushpak Tambekar.