Zahira College Colombo will host Rugby Night for the year 2018 at the College Auditorium on the 22nd of September. They returned to top division rugby in 2017 and they’ll stay there for another year.
Zahira managed to pull off two wins this season, against D S Senanayake College and Dharmaraja College Kandy. They also came out guns blazing, only to fall short against top schools this year. Zahira College will bid farewell to their main man, outgoing coach Shamly Nawaz who was with the team from scratch during the last five years. He was an inspiration and undoubtedly a major force behind the team’s untimely success.
Shamly’s brilliance surprised the rugby fraternity, especially as he managed to get the best out of the youngsters in the side. He will be joining S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia as head coach.
As his replacement, Zahira College anticipates welcoming Peterite Collin Denish as their new head coach. Denish was one of the finest at Havelock Sports Club. The school will want to do something special, considering this moment as a new beginning for rugby.
Zahira College, one of the oldest schools in the country to play rugby, has produced a number legends in the past. Hishan Abdeen, Tony Amit, Ishan Noor are few of them to make an impact on national duty.
In addition, Zahira College was well appreciated for their hospitality, especially towards visiting schools ever since they returned to the top division. Ugly scenes were reported after a number of games but Zahira took initiative to host fellowship dinners after home games to set an example.
The Rugby committee of Zahira College invites well-wishers to be part of Zahira Rugby Night 2018.
All past rugby captains, old boys, and players who wish to join this event can contact Haaziq 0713330008. Tickets are priced at Rs. 1,500 per head.
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