Seetha Devi Hockey Sevens on October 20 and 21
The 16th annual Seetha Devi all Island seven a side schools (boys)
and (girls) and Clubs (men and women) hockey tournament organised by
Seetha Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Kandy will be worked off at the Bogambara
Stadium in Kandy on Saturday and Sunday (October 20th and 21st).
The Chief Guest at the Opening ceremony will be the Governor of the
Central Province Tikiri Kobbekaduwa, which will be on Saturday at 9 a.m.
The Chief Guest at the Closing Ceremony will be former St. Sylvesters
College, Kandy District and Sri Lanka hockey player and Assistant
Superintendent of Police and National Hockey Selector A.H.M. Nazeem. The
efforts of Seetha Devi Balika Vidyalaya in organising this tournament
for the 16th year in succession must be applauded.
This year they are conducting this tournament which caters to all
categories of hockey teams without a sponsor. The budgeted cost of
organising this tournament is in the region of Rs. 200,000/- which the
Schools Development Society and well wishers have contributed and the
school too has dipped deep into its kitty to ensure the continuity of
this annual tournament.
The teams which have entered this
Girls Under 19: Seetha Devi BV, Yasodara Vidyalaya, President’s
College, Nawala, St. Joseph’s BMV, Kegalle, Kalutara BMV, Sangamittha
BMV, Matale, Vijaya College, Matale, Christ Church College, Matale,
Visakha BMV, Sapugaskanda, Yasodara BV, Gampaha, Pushpadana Girls
College, St. Anthony’s Girls College, Kandy, Swarnamali BMV, Girls High
School, Kandy, Hemamali BV, Gothami BV, Kandy and Anula Devi BV, Galle.
Boys Under 19: Royal College, Ananda College, Colombo, Nalanda
College, St. Peter’s College, St. Benedicts College, Zahira College,
Colombo, Asoka Vidyalaya, Colombo, Presidents College, Maharagama,
Dharmapala Vidyalaya, Pannipitiya, Isipathana College, Richmond College,
St. Aloysius College, Vidyaloka Vidyalaya, Galle, Bandaranayke College,
Gampaha, Maris Stella College, Vijaya College, Matale, St. Thomas
College, Matale, Kingswood College, St. Syslvesters College, Trinity
College, Sri Sumangala College, Kandy, Dharmaraja College, Vidyartha
College, Kalaimagal Tamil Vidyalaya, Kandy, St. Thomas College, Matara,
Zahira College, Mawanella, Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa.
Clubs: Men: Sri Lanka Air Force, Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka
Police, Old Thomians SC, Matale, Christ Church Sports Club, Matale,
Vijaya Sports Club, Matale, Burghers’ Recreation Club, Colombo,
University of Moratuwa, University of Peradeniya, Zahira Sports Club,
Matale, Old Rajans Sports Club, Wennappuwa SC.
Women: Seetha Devi Sports Club, Yasodara Sports Club, Colombo,
Vijaya Sports Club, Ananda Balika Old Girls’` Association, University of
Peradeniya, University of Moratuwa.