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NCSC raises funds for student endowment fee y organizing its annual Footy Mania ‘16
With the ever growing popularity of Football in Pakistan, the beautiful game’s younger brother, ‘futsal’ has become quite the phenomenon as well .To celebrate this game, futsal tournaments are held all over the country. In the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, the biggest event of this nature is Footy Mania- a futsal tournament held in NUST H-12, organized by the NUST Community Service Club (NCSC).The third edition of NCSC’s signature event was held from the 21st of March to the 24th of March 2016. After the first two iterations, with Footy Mania already becoming a key fixture for all futsal enthusiasts, the third edition set out to achieve the unenviable task of pushing the bar even higher.
From the onset, the organizing team of NCSC made their intentions clear by securing as the sponsor and as the media is an online clothing store headed by the students of various top universities. Their aim and ambition is to provide an unparalleled shopping experience in Pakistan that rivals anyone in the world. On the other hand, FPDC is the number one online source of all things football in Pakistan. They have been trail blazers in their field and have played an important role in promoting football in Pakistan.  Having such praise worthy names on board provided a great boost to this already booming tournament.
The group stages kicked off on a fine afternoon of the 21st of March and the quest of 32 teams to lay claim to the title of the best futsal team in the region began. Day 2 continued the procession of the group stages. The results were more uniform compared to first day but the action remained thoroughly entertaining. On the 3rd day, the knockouts were underway. Finals day came and the excitement reached to a fever pitch. The semi-finals beautifully summed up the kind of matches we have witnessed throughout this fine tournament.
The turnout of the matches was great and grew day by day as the tournament reached its climax. One reason for people showing up in large numbers was the overall electric atmosphere. The music system along with the commentary created great excitement and kept everyone on the edge of their seats. To go along with the heart racing drama, there were other pleasantries in the form of stalls to provide the audience a break from the action. There were multiple food stalls to provide tasteful delights to the crowd. There was also a FIFA desk where you could try your hand at FIFA 16 and enjoy the euphoria of the game. Apart from all this, there was a national anthem ceremony on the 3rd day which happened to be 23rd March, better known as Pakistan day. It was a great show of patriotism by the attendees and something that would prove to be a cherished memory.             
The proceeds of this tournament went to the student endowment fund which provides financial assistance to deserving students of NUST. At the end of the day, this would not have been possible without the cooperation of the NUST administration and the hard work of NCSC event heads.