Holy Family Convent Milo Netball Champions for the 10th time

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Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala - 26th Milo All Island Schools' Netball Champions 2017

Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala once again cemented their place as the Queens of Sri Lanka Schools’ Netball when they reigned supreme for the 10th consecutive time at the 26th Milo All Island Schools’ Netball Championship held at the Vincent Dias Stadium, Badulla.

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Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala became champions in the U13 & U19 categories and won 3rd place in the U17 category. Kaluthara Balika Vidyalaya and Visakha Vidyalaya were crowned U15 & U17 champions respectively.

A Division

U19 Category

Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala defeated Visakha Vidyalaya 35-25 to win the U19 championship. It was a final which pipped the Sri Lanka U21 players, who represented the country at the 8th Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana, Tharushi Illangarathne of Visakha and Suseema Kumari and Sethmi Danoshi of Holy Family Convent against each other.

Visakha Vidyalaya defeated Gothami Balika Vidyalaya 33-15 in the semi-final and Sacred Heart Convent, Galle 22-6 in the quarter final. Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala defeated Holy Family Convent, Kaluthara 30-19 in their semi-final and Musaeus College 28-4 in the quarter final.

Holy Family Convent, Kaluthara defeated Gothami Balika Vidyalaya 41-19 to finish in 3rd place. Suseema Kumari was adjudged the Best Player of the U19 category.

U17 Category

Visakha Vidyalaya defeated Kaluthara Balika Vidyalaya 29-22 to win the U17 championship. Visakha had the clear advantage with the 6’ 1’’ 15-year-old Mellony Wijesinghe who is also Sri Lanka U21’s goal shooter.

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Visakha defeated Hillwood College, Kandy 35-18 in the semi-final and Dharmashoka Vidyalaya, Ambalangoda 31-12 in the quarter final. Kaluthara Balika had a heart stopping 23-22 win against Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala in the semi-final and a 28-23 win against Musaeus College in the quarter final.

Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala eased through to 3rd place defeating Hillwood College, Kandy 28-18. Sanudi Thuduwage of Visakha Vidyalaya was adjudged the Best Player of the U17 category.

U15 Category

Kaluthara Balika Vidyalaya defeated Musaeus College 26-23 to win the U15 championship. Dilakshi Ravihari of Kaluthara Balika Vidyalaya was the Best Player in the U15 category.

Kaluthara Balika Vidyalaya had a tense 16-15 win against Maliyadeva Balika Vidyalaya in the semi-final and a 20-13 win against Gothami Balika Vidyalaya in the quarter final. Musaeus College defeated St.Bridget’s Convent 18-15 and Holy Family Convent, Kaluthara 23-10 in the semi-final and quarter final respectively.

Maliyadeva Balika Vidyalaya finished 3rd in the age group.

U13 Category

Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala defeated Girls’ High School, Kandy 10-4 to win the U13 championship. Holy Family Convent’s Dulanjali Nirupama Fernando was adjudged the Best Player of the age group.

Holy Family Convent defeated St.Bridget’s Convent 12-9 in the semi-final and Kaluthara Balika Vidyalaya 11-5 in the quarter final. Girls’ High School, defeated Holy Cross College, Gampaha 6-4 in the semi-final and Maliyadeva Balika Vidyalaya 9-8 in the quarter final.

Holy Cross College, Gampaha defeated St.Bridget’s Convent 6-4 to finish in 3rd place.


B Division

Holy Family Convent, Kelaniya beat Kokawala MV, Mathara 22-8 to win the B Division u13 championship. Bandarapola MV, Mathale defeated Sirimalwaththa MV, Gunnepana 30-25 to win the U17 championship.

Ranjan Wijerathna Vidyalaya, Buttala beat Rathmalwinna MV, Balangoda 21-19 to win the B Division U19 championship.