Kolhapur based Gadhinglaj Soccer Assocoation finished fourth (4th) in Pimpari Chinchwad ( Pune) Mayor Cup 2011 football tournament.
In this state level tournament total 32 teams from Maharashtra participated. Gadhinglaj beat Usamanabad, Last year 3rd rank holder Ahamahadnagers Shivjians, Punes Irons club. In Semi final Gadhinglaj soccer lost to Pune DSK Shivajians by 0-1.
In third rank match the Academy lost 0-1 again to Indrayani Club, Pune. Gadhinglaj team wonn Rs. 21000/- & Goal keeper Prashant Daddikar was declared Best player award of Rs. 2000/- & trophy.
This is the fourth achivement of Gadhinglaj team this season. Previously they won Belgaum 2 (Karnataka) All India Football Tournaments, Runners-up of Kedari Redekar All India tournament ( Gadhinglaj). Maharashtra State deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, Mayour Yogesh Bhael honoured the winning teams.
State deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar congratulated the Gadhinglaj team for performing excellently in this tournament. He Was proud of the Gadhinglaj F.A who are working from the rural grassroots level to develop football in Maharashtra.
The Academy Team : Yogesh Dhamone ( Captain), Amit Savant ( V.C), Bhupendra Koli, Suraj Teli, Pravin Munninawar, Subash Patil, Sandip Kamble, Santosh Rajgire, Vishal Jadhav, Pankaj Jadhav, Kiran Pandhare, Kiran Dastgar, Umesh Devgoda, Yaswant Salvi, Prasna Prasadi, Sidrath Karambekar, Snahadeep Desai.
Coach : Deepak Kuppannvar
Manager : Mahadev Patil.