The Best Physical Education Teacher State Award

As a Sportsman, Mr. Newton Azevedo has been an outstanding athlete and volleyball player of the State of Goa. He was awarded ‘The Volleyball Player of the State’ for his best performance rendered in the field of volleyball by the Council of Sports, Goa Daman and Diu. He has played volleyball for various top Goan Clubs  namely –

(1) Merces Club for 9 years

(2) Goa Police for 5 years

(3) MRF Tyres Co. for 1 year

(4) Churchill Brothers for 2 years

(5) Our Lady of Rosary Club, Fatorda

He has to his honour 130 Best Player and Best Spiker Trophies won at All Goa Volleyball Finals. His desire to excel has enabled him to win 180 State Championships for Clubs.

Mr. Newton Azevedo has represented the state of Goa at Senior Nationals for 14 years and Bombay University Team at ‘All India Level’ for 3 years. His significant accomplishment in his career had qualified him to Captain the Bombay University Team, a rare honour wherein he was the first Goan Captain for Bombay University. Under his Captaincy he won the Bombay University Titles for Dempo College for all the 3 years. He was also a part of the Lusofonia Games Organization. His passion for Sports and drive for perfection has always made him work hard on his game. He was awarded The Best All Round Player of the College and represented the Institution in the following disciplines –

  1. Volleyball
  2. Basketball
  3. Hockey
  4. Athletics
  5. Power lifting
  6. Football

Mr. Newton with his zealous energy still participates at the All India Veteran Masters Athletics in Hammer Throw and Shot Put.


Presently he holds the post of the Joint Secretary of the Volleyball Association and Boxing Association. Apart from his Sporting Career, he is also the member of the Academic Council of the G.B.S.H.S.E and is deputed for inspections at various Higher Secondary Schools. He is also the member of the Child Rights Protection Commission and Goa Traffic Police.

Truly hard work, determination, talent and the right attitude has made Mr. Newton Azevedo and the Institution soar greater heights. Under his guidance, St. Xavier’s has witnessed a significant and successful growth in the field of Sports.

On behalf of the Management, we take this opportunity to Congratulate Mr. Newton Azevedo for his great achievement. We also wish him all the very best in all his future endeavours. We hope to march ahead with greater enthusiasm to keep the banner of St. Xavier’s flying high!