All-Island Inter-School Waterpolo May 31
WATERPOLO: Sri Lanka Schools Aquatic Sports Association has
made arrangements to hold 18th All-Island Inter-School Waterpolo
Tournament on May 31 at the Sugathadasa Stadium Swimming Pool.
Mrs. Chintha Ruwanpathirana, Secretary SLSASA said that more schools
are expected to participate in this tournament which will be a trial to
pick players both boys and girls for the Schools Waterpolo training pool
in preparation for the Asian Schools Waterpolo Championships to be held
in October in Thailand.
The inter-school tournament will be for both under-20 and under-15
(seniors and juniors) boys and girls. The entries close on May 26 with
Secretary, SLSASA, Mahamaya College, Kandy.
Two teams per school in each age group will be allowed. The names of
the players and reserves, total of 13 players with their dates of birth
certified by the Principal should be submitted. All participants should
play in the age groups entered in the entry form.
The draw will be held on the day of the tournament at 7.45 a.m. and
the matches will commence from 8.00 a.m. All matches will be played on a
knock-out basis. Mrs. Ruwanpathirana added that all teams are expected
to bring their own sets of caps (blue and white) and the waterpolo
It is compulsory that all participating teams be accompanied by the
master/teacher-in-charge throughout the day. The champions and
runners-up will be presented challenge trophies, certificates and
At the 2007 tournament, Royal College emerged champions in the Senior
Sector while S. Thomas’ College Mt. Lavinia became junior champions.
In the girls tournament, Ladies College won the senior title while
Visakha Vidyalaya were runners-up. The junior title went to Visakha
Vidyalaya and runners-up Bishop’s College.