Congratulations go to the team from the Father Ray Children’s Home who gained the winner’s trophy at the 2012 Shai Davis Soccer Tournament. The tourney was played at Planet Football on Soi Siam Country Road.
Now in its fifth year, this annual soccer competition saw regular teams from the Pattaya Orphanage, Father Ray Children’s Home and Sarnelli House – Nong Khai welcome the team from the Banglamung Boys Home, who were invited to play in the competition for the first time.
The competition started with ten players from each team taking penalty shots against Shai Davis, earning themselves fifty baht if they kicked the ball into the net.
Any game between the Pattaya Orphanage and the Father Ray Children’s Home is taken very seriously. While the players may be friends off the pitch, when the whistle blows to start a game, there is fierce rivalry.
After the tourney, The VIP game between the “Shai Davis Team” and the “German Team” was won by the Shai Davis Team 5-2, with Niels Colov scoring a “Golden Hat Trick” – which is one goal scored with the head, one goal with the left foot and one goal with the right foot.
Pattaya hosts many soccer competitions throughout the year, but the Shai Davis Tournament is one of the most popular. It brings together teams from different charitable organisations, and each player receives a specially designed soccer kit and the prestige of taking home a trophy, no matter if they come first or fourth.
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