Local Briefs

JYC members resign

LALITPUR: Seven ad hoc committee members of Jawalakhel Youth Club (JYC) resigned on Saturday. “The progress and development of the club have long been marred by the internal conflicts, and the recent struggle in the national league was just a reflection of that. We chose to resign from the committee to pave way for the prosperity of the club,” said the release issued by the members. The statement also added that they would always remain loyal to the club. Among the members to resign were Sunil Shumsher Rana (adviser and convenor of JYC Football Committee), Parasar Jung Poudel (vice-president, JYC), Megh Raj KC (secretary, JYC), Kishor KC (coach), club member Binod Pandey, and Football Committee members Mahesh Chhetri and Madhav Thapa. — HNS

Nepal finish third

KATHMANDU: The six-member Nepal Goju-Kai Karate claimed third position in the third Shukoka Goodwill Karate Do Championship held in Colombo on March 4-5. Nepal won two gold, one silver, three four medals while also claimed third position in both men and women team Kata. Iran topped the table while Sri Lanka finished second. Also participating were players from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Malaysia and Maldives. — HNS

Referees’ seminar ends

LALITPUR: The Valley-wide Referee Training Course, organised by the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) from February 23, concluded here on Saturday. ANFA president Ganesh Thapa gave away certificates and referee dresses to all the 38 participants who passed the course. The referees will now be eligible to officiate the Junior ‘A’ Divison League matches and school-level tournaments. — HNS