Goal 2013, the annual football tournament jointly organized by Technopark and UST Global, began in Technopark, Trivandrum last week. Scheduled to end on December 21, the tournament is open to all IT and ITES companies situated in and around Technopark. As many as 24 teams are participating in Goal 2013. Actor John Jacob inaugurated the event at the Bhavani Atrium in Technopark. Hema Menon, Trivandrum Center Head, and Harish Parameswaran, HR Director, unveiled the trophies. Later, captains from each of the teams took the stage to autograph the ball that will be used for the finals. Goal 2013 finals will be played at the campus of the Lakshmi Bai National Center for Physical Education at Kariavattom. This event has been widely covered in the local media.