Brigade Boys Club Triumphs at 22nd Gorkha Cup Before Record Crowd over 14,000 – South Asia Time

Brigade Boys Club Triumphs at 22nd Gorkha Cup Before Record Crowd over 14,000

 May 27, 2024  

London – The Brigade Boys Club (BBC) clinched the title of the 22nd Gorkha Cup, a prestigious event organized by the Nepalese British community group, Tamu Dheen UK. Over 18,000 spectators gathered at the Queen’s Avenue football ground in Aldershot on Sunday to witness the thrilling competition.

BBC emerged victorious in the main competition, defeating Watermelon FC to secure the championship. The triumphant team was awarded £3,000, a trophy, and a certificate. Watermelon FC, the runner-up, received £1,800, a trophy, and a cheque. Certificates were presented to the winners and runners-up by Hari Gurung, President of Tamu Dheen UK, with trophies handed out by esteemed guests and cheques provided by sponsors.

In the Veteran category, BBC continued their winning streak, taking the title over Dharan 11 FC. BBC was awarded £1,500, while Dharan 11 FC received £1,000, along with certificates and trophies.

The women’s category saw Thunderbolts FC emerge as winners, with MK Ladies FC as the runners-up. With only two teams participating, Thunderbolts FC received £600 and MK Ladies FC received £400, both accompanied by certificates and trophies.

This year’s competition featured a total of 50 teams: 32 in the main category, 16 in the Veteran category, and 2 in the women’s category. The event, renowned among the Nepalese community in the UK, was coordinated by media representative SK Gurung.

President Hari Gurung expressed gratitude to all sponsors, supporters, volunteers, and spectators for their contributions to the success of the event, emphasizing the collective effort that made the 22nd Gorkha Cup a memorable occasion.
(Photo: Milan Tamu)