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LakeSiders - Sports Committee

The objective of LakeSiders, the Sports Committee of Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, is to promote every individuals’ health, physical well-being and the acquisition of physical skills among the students of IIM Udaipur. The committee is designed to serve the interests of the student community in competitive sports and other recreational activities i.e. both indoor and outdoor. LakeSiders, as a group believe that the motto of the club should be "Dedication, Determination, Discipline" in the pursuit of sports-related activities. The LakeSiders ensure that the sporting and fitness culture is an integral part of the curriculum through activities around the year which have been outlined below. The committee aspires to make each sporting event a holistic approach to building qualities such as sportsmanship, team spirit and bonding, and have put in great effort to deliver these.

Activities

LakeSiders are responsible for various sporting leagues for both outdoor and indoor sports throughout the year such as the Football League, Cricket League, Badminton League, etc. We also work in tandem with other committees such as the Cultural Committee and organize numerous events such as Human Foosball, Insomnia Night and Throw Ball. We maintain contacts with local colleges to organize various tournaments and matches. We are responsible for our college's representation at various sporting events such as IIM A's Shaurya and the hard work has seen us put up a splendid show in the previous years and are certain that we can help the college achieve further laurels at such events.

Events

We have successfully managed the following events:

  • Volleyball, Throwball and Devil's Circuit during Unwind'16
  • War of the Wings: It is an intra-hostel cricket tournament which had 9 teams with a total of 63 participants and was played in MDS quadrangle. This was the first event organized by LakeSiders for the calendar year 2016-17. The teams participating were divided into three groups who then had to go through a round robin phase followed by the knockout phase. A commentary box was set up for the tournament and had mini contests during matches to keep spectators interested.
  • Handball Tournament: The event was specific to girls and it was conceptualized and executed along with War of the Wings during the calendar year 2016-17. The handball tournament had 3 teams competing with each other with a total of 27 participants.
  • Participation of various teams in SHAURYA (IIM-A sports fest). Our contingent participated in 6 different sports namely Cricket, Football, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Snooker and Volleyball. IIMU won its first ever gold medal in Shaurya after a magnificent win in Snooker.
  • VLU & TLU 2016: The volleyball league of Udaipur and Throwball League of Udaipur (For Girls) was welcomed with great enthusiasm and support from the batches who witnessed some spectacular sporting performances during the events. Teams were formed on the basis of an auctioning process on the lines of the IPL with girls as the team managers and responsible for bidding for VLU and boys as the team managers for TLU. A total of 60 participants were divided into 6 teams for VLU and a total of 27 participants were divided into 3 teams for TLU. The Volleyball league and Throwball league consisted of 18 and 4 matches respectively. Best Player (male), Best Player (female) and winning teams were awarded with the trophies.
  • FLU-2015: One of the flagship events of LakeSiders, Football League of Udaipur, saw immense participation and teams were formed on the basis of an auctioning process on the lines of the IPL with girls as the team managers and responsible for bidding. The 84 students were segregated into 6 teams, the names of which have been the same since the league's inception. A total of 15 league matches followed by a play-off identified the finalists for the tournament. Man of the Match (Finals), Best Emerging Player, Golden Ball, and Golden Boot were some of the accolades presented during the event.
  • CLU-2016: The Cricket League of Udaipur is one of the most eagerly anticipated leagues and the 2016 edition was no different with 96 people participating followed by the team formation through a similar auctioning rules on the lines of FLU. There were 6 teams that were divided into 2 pools following which the topper of each pool played the finals. The league was organized across a month's span and certainly proved to be an action packed sporting spectacle which saw vociferous participation, support and great team spirit.
  • BLU-2016: Another welcome event was the Badminton League of Udaipur, which encountered loud voices and full enthusiasm from the batch. All the badminton enthusiasts from the campus were found cheering for their teams. The event was conducted across four thrilling days and had 28 matches in total. Best Player (male), Best Player (female) and winning team were awarded with the trophies.
  • INSOMNIA NIGHT (at Audacity): This was an event which was organized for the ardent fans of FIFA, CS and NFS. It was a huge hit with hundreds of participants from Udaipur and beyond, competing for the honors. The event has been very aptly named as it involves a unique experience of a night-long intense battle among clans and individuals for the ultimate glory. The event also saw participation for games like Neon Bowling.
  • SNOOKBALL (at Audacity): A new initiative by LakeSiders which was a huge success at Audacity. The setup was a unique combination of Snooker and Football where the audience witnessed the beautiful game in a totally different manner. Movement constraints and strict refereeing made it extremely difficult for even the best in the business as the event attracted high participation among students and guests alike.
  • FAREWELL SERIES: This was a novel initiative by the LakeSiders for the calendar year 2015-16 with both batches indulging in a month long sporting extravaganza. The various disciplines were football, cricket, TT, badminton, volleyball, throwball, CS and FIFA with different weights for every sport. The culmination saw both batches sharing the spoils and hence bringing down the curtains on another eventful year for the LakeSiders.
  • Udaipur Runs: Udaipur Runs, IIM Udaipur's the first ever marathon, was conducted by Lakesiders near the picturesque FatehSagar Lake. With an aim to generate awareness about the importance of education and empowerment of every girl child, the theme of the event was "Educate the Girl Child". The event saw a participation of close to 350 runners. The marathon was divided into three segments of 3.5 km, 6 km and 8.2 km along the periphery of FatehSagar Lake.


  • FLU-2017: One of the flagship events of LakeSiders, Football League of Udaipur (FLU), is seven-a- side football tournament. The teams were formed on the basis of an auctioning process on the lines of the IPL with girls as the team managers and responsible for bidding. The students were segregated into 6 teams, the names of which have been the same since the league's inception.

    The other events that the committee organises are the Devil's Circuit, War of the Wings, Handball Tournament, Volleyball League of Udaipur (VLU), Throwball League of Udaipur (TLU), Cricket League of Udaipur (CLU) and Badminton League of Udaipur (BLU).
Upcoming Events:
  • Sports Fest: The first ever sports fest, Utkrisht, to be conducted in January 2019.