14th Blue-Gold Hockey Sevens this weekend

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Blue and Gold Hockey

The 14th instalment of the Blue & Gold Hockey Sevens organised by the Royal College Hockey Club will take place on the 8th and 9th of October 2016 with the active participation of over 50 schools from around the country.

The Blue Gold Hockey sevens, the premier hockey sevens fixture in the schools’ circuit, is the brainchild of the Royal College Hockey Club from way back in 1992 and since then has developed to be one of the most looked forward to hockey fixtures in the country. Starting from a humble beginning with the participation of 16 teams, the hockey fixture was later re-instated in the year 2002 and has continued uninterruptedly since then.

This year’s tournament will feature schools from all around the country with teams from the districts of North and East as well. Last year’s girls’ competition was intense with the stronghold Seethadevi College Kandy facing Bishop’s College Colombo. It was the Kandy girls who walked away with the title at the conclusion.

The Boys’ cup final in 2015 saw St. Joseph Vaz Wennappuwa and Nalanda College Colombo meeting and at the end, it was Nalanda College who emerged champions.

Singer Sri Lanka will continue to empower the Blue-Gold Hockey Sevens carrying forward to the year 2016.

This year’s competition will also have four titles on offer; Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield in both Boys’ and Girls’ categories. The first day of play is scheduled to start on the 8th at 7.00 p.m. while the all-important finals will take place on the 9th from 2.00 p.m. onwards.

The participating teams will be as follows:

Boys’
Ananda CollegeColombo 10
Asoka VidayalayaColombo 10
Bandaranayake CollegeGampaha
Christ Church CollegeMatale
D S Senanayake CollegeColombo 08
Dharmadutha CollegeBadulla
Dharmaraja CollegeKandy
Isipathana CollegeColombo 05
Kingswood CollegeKandy
Maris Stella CollegeNegombo
Mahinda CollegeGalle
Nalanda CollegeColombo 10
Prince of Wales CollegeMoratuwa
Royal College – GoldsColombo 07
Royal College – BluesColombo 08
Royal CollegePanadura
Richmond CollegeGalle
St. Aloysius CollegeGalle
St. Benedict’s CollegeColombo 12
St. John’s CollegeJaffna
St. Joseph Vaz CollegeWennapuwa
St. Joseph’s CollegeColombo 10
St. Peter’s CollegeColombo 04
St. Sylvester’s CollegeKandy
St. Thomas’ CollegeMatale
St. Thomas’ CollegeMatara
St. Thomas’ CollegeMount Lavinia
Trinity CollegeKandy
Vidyaloka collegeGalle
Vidyartha CollegeKandy
Vijaya CollegeMatale
Wariyapola Sri Sumangala CollegeKandy
Wesley CollegeColombo 09
Zahira CollegeMatale
Zahira CollegeColombo 10
Girls’
Bishop’s CollegeColombo 03
Christ Church CollegeMatale
Girls High SchoolKandy
Gothami Balika VidyalayaColombo 10
Jaffna CollegeVaddukkoddai
Janadhipathi Balika VidyalayaRajagiriya
Ladies CollegeColombo 07
Musaeus CollegeColombo 07
Panadura Balika Maha VidyalayaPanadura
Pushpadana Girls CollegeKandy
Rathnavali Balika VidyalayaGampaha
Seethadevi Girls CollegeKandy
Sirimavo Bandaranayake VidyalayaColombo 07
Sri Sangamitta Balika National SchoolMatale
Sri Sumangala Balika VidyalayaPanadura
St. Anthony’s Girls CollegeKandy
Visakha VidyalayaColombo 05
Vishaka Balika M VBandarawela
Viharamahadevi Balika VidyalayaBadulla
Yasodara Balika VidyalayaColombo 08