Collegiate Indoor Games held for students to sharpen skills

October 02, 2023 - 14:58
Hà Nội students from different colleges will take part in the first Collegiate Indoor Games on October 15-22.

Collegiate Indoor Games

A draw is held for the Collegiate Indoor Games teams in a press conference ON October 1 in Hà Nội. — Photo courtesy of organisers

HÀ NỘI — The Collegiate Indoor Games (CIG) will take place for the first time this month, creating a playing ground for students in Hà Nội.

As many as 28 teams from the city-based universities, academies and colleges will compete in the inaugurated Games which includes basketball and futsal tournaments.

The activities will begin on October 15 and wrap up on October 22 at the Home of Amigos Gymnasium for basketball and the Cầu Giấy District Gymnasium for futsal.

In both events, teams are divided into four groups, two of four and two of three. They will compete for two top places of each group to qualify for the knockout stages.

According to organisers, the Games will be held annually to push the development of college sports. It hopes to discover talented players for Hà Nội's U23 basketball squad and the U23 futsal side of Thái Sơn Bắc FC.

It is also expected that the CIG 2023 will inspire other cities and provinces to hold competitions for their local students.

The tournament is jointly organised by the MyTV Company, Amita Sport Communication Group Company and B Plus Company.

It is under the technical support of the Hà Nội Basketball Federation and Hà Nội Football Federation.

All matches will be broadcast live and exclusive on MyTV channels. VNS