Sports Facilities of Goalpara College
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SPORTS FACILITIES OF GOALPARA COLLEGE ARE:
1. BASKET BALL:
The Basket Ball Court of Goalpara College was constructed in the year of 2017-2018; it was again renovated in the year of 2022. The sports Committee of Goalpara College had organized many basket ball matches in college week, where the winning teams had got many exciting prizes. The practice/training session is conducted every day from 6 to 8 P.M at the basket ball court which is guided by Sports Committee Head Mijing Gwra Basumatary ( Asst Prof, Dept Of Geog Glp College). The future perspective f the committee is to conduct inter college competition and making our team members eligible for national level competition.
The Foot Ball team of Goalpara College had played many football tournaments and also bought many winning prizes for the college. Football matches are being organized by the sports committee in college week where many new members get the opportunity to join the football team .The college is having its own football Jersey that give the players an extra motivation and identity which encourages them in a great manner.
3. VOLLEY BALL:
The volley ball team of Goalpara college is also very energetic, college is having its own volley ball ground. The Sports Committee of Goalpara College organizes winter camps every year where coaches and expertise are being hired from other sports academies. The future goal of the sports committee of Goalpara College regarding volley ball is to conduct inter college volleyball championship.
4. TABLE TENNIS:
Table Tennis is practiced on daily basis from evening 4pm where students from the hostel also join the practice session; college is having its own playing surface which is a matte surface and dark colored. There is a white side line, 2cm wide, along each 2.74m edge and a white end line, 2cm wide, along each 1.525m edge. The playing surface is divided into two equal courts by a vertical net parallel to the end lines.
The sport badminton is played by everyone in the college badminton ground where boys from the hostel as well as girls too plays during the winters. Badminton matches are being held during the college week, the goods and facilities given to this sport are very well equipped and highly maintained by the sports committee.
Training sessions of taekwondo are being organized in the college campus every month where coaches are being hired and many camps of self defense are organized by NSS (National Service Scheme), Scouts and Guides in collaboration with Women Safety Cell and the sports committee of Goalpara College. Many of the students participate in the camps which benefited them a lot.