Many things bring everyone together in the world and one thing we all can agree on is that the spirit of football is one of them.
This October, we participated in the Inter-Department Futsal Championship organised by Dhigali Maldives. For the first time, we had a Euro-Divers Team, consisting of our water sports team from Euro-Divers Dhigali and Euro-Divers Alila.
Of course, organising such an event is no small feat. The resort showed impeccable team effort to organise the tournament, from maintaining the perfect pitch to sound, lights, etc.
As this was our first time having a team of our own, we organised for our team members from Alila to join the team. Every day for a week we welcomed the Alila water sports team after work in Dhigali to prepare for the matches.
The football spirit was in full effect. The energy in and around the stadium was incomparable though it was a small tournament. All the departments were out in full to support their players. The Euro-Divers team played exceptionally well and got leading points, and we went directly to the finals after the 3rd match. We took several “Man of the Match” trophies, including the final matches.
As all our football team members are from Raa Atoll, we organised a small surprise for them for the final match. We brought their family members to support them for the last match. This small gesture meant a lot to our team; for their families to see them playing their best game on the pitch was a great pleasure.
This tournament, working together towards the same goal brought us together even closer as a team. As a result of teamwork, love for the sport, and hard work, we took the championship trophy for the first time as a Euro-Divers Team, which was well deserved.