With anticipation to uplift the sport in Sri Lanka, the Thomian 7s Hockey Tournament is expected to get underway at the Edward Park Hockey Grounds, Matale on Saturday the 5th of March 2016. In the presence of several invitation schools, the tournament is believed to be organized by the Matale Old Thomians Hockey Association.
In comparison to the tournament in 2014, the second edition is expected to attract a larger hockey loving crowd. Hence, it stands as the main objective in terms of organizing a schools tournament as such.
Under the participation of 20 teams from across the nation, teams from Matale certainly did get to the top in year 2014. However, a tougher competition awaits as leading schools are believed to be in preparation to attain glory this year.
Agreeing to the fact that the beautiful city of Matale holds a rich background in Hockey, the tournament is expected to be nothing but an absolute thriller. The Thomian Hockey Tournament will be played with 7 players a side.
Participating Schools – Royal, Ananda, Nalanda, D.S. Senanayake and S. Thomas Mount Lavinia from Colombo, Trinity, St. Sylvester’s, Kingswood and Dharmaraja from Kandy, St. Thomas’, Zahira, Vijaya and Christ Church from Matale, Dharmadutha (Badulla), Joseph Vas College (Wennappuwa), Maris Stella (Negombo), Bandaranayake MV (Gampaha), St. Aloysius (Galle), St. Thomas’ (Matara) and Jaffna College (Vadukkodai, Jaffna).
Trophies to be presented – A.J. Wijesinghe Memorial Challenge Trophy (winners), A.P.B. Harasgama Memorial Challenge Trophy (runner-up), C.K. Hulangamuwa Memorial Trophy (2nd runner-up), Ranjith Wijekoon Challenge Trophy (best player) and Dampiya Wanasinghe Challenge Trophy (emerging player).
The tournament will commence from 6.45am onwards.
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