2019 Schools Rugby season to kick start on March 1st!

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The Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) has finalized the Schools Rugby event calendar ahead of the 2019 Schools Rugby season.

The administrative body has planned the event calendar as such that the league in set to commence on the 1st of March 2019 and reach its final week by the 12th of May 2019. The calendar structure which started in 2017 will be followed this year as well with the All-Island Seven’s Tournament scheduled to happen after the Singer Schools Rugby League and the Milo Knockout Trophy tournament. The whole season however, will end in July and will be followed by the junior Asia Rugby tournaments.

The SLSRFA has made assurances that the year plan will be followed, making it convenient for all parties and schools to prepare well before hand.

Development programs and initiatives are also included in the calendar as the SLSRFA is on a mission to spread the sport and introduce Rugby to all parts of the country. Workshops to strengthen and provide the junior and senior coaches with what they need to polish their skills and techniques are another key factor the association is looking to uplift in the coming year.

The Schools Rugby Calendar 2019;

EventDate
Workshop on Laws of the game and Regulations for the U19 Rugby Captains and Coaches 9th Feb
U12 – Rugby Carnival (Provincial Level)16th & 17th Feb
U14 All Island Division 1 and 2 23rd & 24th Feb
U19 & U16 Singer Schools Rugby League 1st March – 12th May
Girls Rugby Tournament 17th & 18th May
U19 Knockout Tournament 19th May – 2nd June
U19 All Island Sevens Div 1 and 2 15th & 16th June
U19 League Award Ceremony 20th June
U16 Division 1 and 2 22nd & 23rd June
U18 All Island Sevens Division 1 and 2 29th & 30th June
U19 Provincial Tournament 5th July
Rugby Development Program for players aged 11-149th & 10th August
Asia Rugby U20 Rugby Seven’s – BoysTBC
Asia Rugby U20 Rugby Seven’s – GirlsTBC
Rugby Development Program for players aged 11-1415th & 16th Sep
Coaching Clinic for Junior Coaches 13th & 14th Oct
Asia Rugby U18 Sevens – Girls TBC
Anti-doping workshop for Senior Coaches 10th  November
Asia Rugby U18 Sevens – BoysTBC
Asia Rugby U19 Championship TBC
Capacity Development Program for MIC’s21st December

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