Assert domination in the final match against Shree Niketan School
In a test of strength and passion for kabaddi, KBD Juniors, an invitation-based kabaddi tournament, played between top schools across 12 cities of the ongoing VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 5 saw its Chennai chapter unfold at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium on Sunday, 01st October 2017. Jeppiar School bagged the coveted trophy after a closely fought contest with Shree Niketan School in the finals to emerge victorious in the Chennai leg of the tournament.
KBD Juniors is a concerted effort to salute India’s home grown sport and celebrate it with young Kabaddi talent across the host cities of the ongoing VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 5.
In every city, teams from 8 schools are invited to experience the sport that has made Anup Kumar and Rahul Chaudhari household names and heroes of Kabaddi. It is a golden opportunity for school students to not only have a feel of the international standard mat but also experience playing at a professional level where ‘Heroes of Kabaddi’ play.
Jeppiar School were up against Chinmaya Vidyalayain the semi-finals, while Shree Niketan School went head to head with Kanagi Nagar School.
Among participating schools in the KBD Juniors were Shree Niketan School, SBOA School & Junior College, Kanagi Nagar Government School, Lady Andhal School, Velammal Vidhyashram Surapet, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Jeppiaar School and Bhaktavatsalam Vidyashram.
With families, principals, teachers and friends turning up to support the kids, every raid and tackle was met with thunderous applause, inspiring the kids to play with more confidence on the mat.
With champions in Hyderabad, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Mumbai, Kolkata, Sonepat, Ranchi, Delhi and Chennai, KBD Juniors will now move to Jaipur for the faceoff between 8 schools to be crowned KBD Juniors –Jaipur Champions.
Watch KBD Juniors on the Star Sports network, every Monday at 08:00 pm.