Janashakthi Insurance to sponsor hockey in Matale District
HOCKEY: Janashakthi Insurance will be happy to sponsor hockey in the
Matale District among the rural youth and assist them both on and off
So said Janashakthi's Deputy Chairman, Chandra Schaffter, who was the
guest of honour at last week's 9th All-Island 7's organised by the Old
Vijayans Sports Club of Matale sponsored by Janashakthi for the second
year which proved a tremendous success. The men's title was won by Air
Force "Blues" who beat Police 4-0. The Airmen's clash with CH & FC
(joint champions last year) in the semi-finals was worthy of a final.
The women's title went to Seethadevi 'A' who beat Vijaya SC 2-0 to
win the title for the eighth occasion since the inception of the
tournament in 1999.
Matale was the cradle of hockey in the country in the past and
produced numerous top players (both men and women) thanks to the
legendary George Mant.
The tournament was well organised under the President of the Old
Vijayans SC, Rohana Dissanayake, Minister for Urban Development,
together with his hard working committee.