Thinley Namgay 

Winning five trophies, Paro College of Education (PCE) dominated the seventh Bhutan University Sports Federation (BUSF) tournament at Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (JNEC) in Samdrupjongkhar.

PCE came first  in three categories—men’s football, men’s volleyball, and women’s volleyball. The college was runners-up in men’s traditional archery and women’s basketball competitions.

This is the fourth time PCE won as many trophies in the BUSF tournament.

PCE’s coach, Pema Tshewang, said the team played well despite limited training: “For BUSF games, our teams practised for only 10 days.”

He  said the other factor for their achievement was the support from the college administration in sporting activities.

On the closing day of the tournament on December 17, PCE humbled the College of Science and Technology 4-0 in the men’s football final.

In the volleyball final on December 16, the men’s team won against host JNEC and the women’s team defeated the College of Language and Culture Studies.

On the same day, College of Natural Resources (CNR) won women’s basketball against PCE 29-22.

CNR won the archery tournament defeating PCE, 20-16 in 15 rounds on December 14.

Except for women’s football, PCE won against Norbuling Rigter College in other sports categories in the regional tournament in October . The regional tournament was held in a home-and-away format.