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On June 24, when the sun looked down across the country, memories of another summer day were created in Gangneung City, Gangwon Province. It is because the ‘Dano regular match’, the biggest soccer rivalry match in Gangwon-do, was held beyond Gangneung.
The Dano regular match refers to a friendly soccer match between Gangneung Jeil High School and Gangneung Jungang High School, which are boys’ high schools in Gangneung City. If you go up to the origin of this derby, the ‘Kandong Danyangje Soccer Tournament’ held in the 1920s was the beginning. At this time, it is said that high schools outside of Gangwon Province also participated.
It took its current form in the 1940s, and at that time, it was called ‘Nongsangjeon’ or ‘Sangnongjeon’, taking the first letters of Commercial High School, the old name of the first high school, and Agricultural High School, the old name of Joongang High School. This name continues to be used even today, when the names of the two schools were changed.
In the past, this derby also led to a battle of pride between each other, and it is said that they did not hesitate to act commonly referred to as ‘hooligan’, such as tearing down the school gate of another school or having a gang fight. Currently, it is not as hot as this, but it is still recognized as the best derby in Gangneung.
Jeil High School Cheerleading Team (left) and Joongang High School Cheering Team (right) cheering enthusiastically. PhotoㅣGu Ye-seong, student reporter
The heat was also hot this year. The front of the stadium was filled with alumni and students from each school who came to watch the game, school cheerleaders, and Gangneung citizens. From 30 minutes before the game, each school’s cheering squad began to engage in a war of nerves.
10 minutes before the start of the game, I was able to interview a student from the Cheil High School cheering squad.
- How does it feel to participate in a game as a school cheerleader?
“I am looking forward to being part of a game that is both traditional and popular, and I want to have fun.”
- What was the hardest or most rewarding memory while preparing for the cheering match?
“It was a very hot day, and it was quite difficult to set up the instruments. It was fun though.”
- Which team do you expect to win today?
“Of course it is the best. In fact, in the past, I thought, ‘I’m a student at Jeil High School, so will I be cheering for Jeil High School?’ First High will win by 3:0.”
The answer to the last question was not a single opinion, but a common answer of many. All of them put their heart into the game.
The game kicked off in earnest with Joongang High attempting a powerful mid-range shot in the beginning.
Jeil High School scored the first goal in the 29th minute of the first half, and in the second half of the second half, Joongang High School scored an equalizer. After that, they added one goal each, and the score was tight at 2:2 until the 21st minute of the second half. The cheering squads of both teams got up every time a goal was scored and cheered as a group, constantly checking each other and cheering for their respective teams.
In the 25th minute of the second half, Jeil High added a goal to widen the gap, and the heat of the game reached its peak.
Several fights occurred after one tackle.
In the end, Jeilgo cleared the ball and the game ended with Jeilgo winning 3:2. As soon as the whistle blew, the contrast between the Joongang High School team who collapsed on the ground and the Jeil High School team running away rejoicing in victory was enough to show at a glance what this derby means.
After the game, a citizen from Joongang High School couldn’t hide his regret for the loss, saying, “The content of the game was very interesting, but it was very disappointing that Joongang (High) lost.”
The 2023 Dano Regular Match, in which the players, cheering squad, and spectators all participated in the game without losing concentration even in hot weather exceeding 30 degrees. This rivalry match, which revitalizes local sports and provides attractions regardless of win or loss, is scheduled to be held during the Gangneung Dano Festival next year.