Kandy Sports Round up | Sunday Observer

Kandy Sports Round up

4 June, 2023

Old boys boost for Kingswood

Many Kingswood College past players have got down to boosting the morale of their team at the forthcoming inter school rugby season by practicing with the present boys at the Bogambara Stadium.

Ronnie Ibrahim handled the practice sessions and Kingswood will play their first game against Isipathana College on June 18 at the Bogambara Stadium.

Sylvestrian juniors show promise

The under-14 rugby squad of St. Sylvester’s College did their school and Kandy proud by becoming the ten-a-side Shield runners-up in the under-14 rugby championship.

The under-14 team comprised players in the mould of Sachin Nethsara (captain), Dinula Adithya (vice captain), Thisara Peiris, Pashmika Wimalasooriya, Omal Adithya, Januth Demika, Manuja Bandara, Maneth Perera, Anuththara Weerakkody, Rizvi Ahamed, Kenneth Gunasekara, Sham Tharik, Lakira Kalupahana, K. Denuwan, Bovidu Jayasinghe, Senura Madagama, Thaksara Gunasinghe, Dinuth Darmaratna and Aloka Dananjaya.

Kandy hockey to be revived

Hockey is to be brought back to its former heydays in Kandy by the Kandy District Hockey Association headed by R. Maheswaran and his Committee.

What they lack badly is a proper ground to play their tournaments.

Hockey was first played in Kandy and has a proud record of producing some of the top players and captains among men and women at district and national level.

The present KDHA Committee is headed by Maheswaran and his Secretary is M. Ashroff and with the rest of the Committee members have planned to organise men’s and women’s Sevens and eleven a side tournaments in the near future.

Ashan Ratwatte chief guest

Ashan Ratwatte, who led the Trinity College rugby side in 1983, was the only captain to receive the Bradby Shield from the donor of the shield the late EL Bradby.

This time Ashan Ratwatte is tipped to be the chief guest at the Bradby game to be played in Kandy.