Nestle Lanka PLC for the 26th time together with the Sri Lanka Schools’ Netball Association (SLSNA) will conduct the Milo All Island Schools’ Netball Championship from the 3rd-5th August at the Vincent Dias Stadium, Badulla.
The tournament will be conducted under three age groups – U14, U16 & U18. More than 4,000 players representing 360 teams are expected to participate in the tournament.
All the teams will be categorized into two divisions – ‘A’ & ‘B’. The schools which consist of more than 1000 students will come under Division A while schools below 1000 students will be included in Division B.
Sri Lanka Schools Netball Association in collaboration with sponsors Nestle Lanka, organized the All Island Netball Championship for the 25th consecutive time.
It is heartening to note that 2 school players represented Sri Lanka at the 2017 Asian Youth Netball Championship held in South Korea. They are Rashmi Diwyanjali from Presbyterian Girls’ School, Dehiwala and Tharushi Illangarathne from Visakha Vidyalaya.
What was even more impressive was that fact that 5 school players represented Sri Lanka at the Netball World Youth Cup in Bostwana a few weeks back. Tharushi Illangarathne and Mellony Wijesinghe from Visakha Vidyalaya, Natasha Aluvihare from Hillwood College, Kandy, Sethmi Danoshi and Suseema Bandara from Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala.
Last Year’s Results
|Champion||Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala||Visakha Vidyalaya, Col. 5||Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala|
|2nd place||St.Bridget’s Convent, Col. 7||Kaluthara Balika Vidyalaya||Ananda Balika Vidyalaya, Col. 10|
|3rd place||Musaeus College, Col.7||Maliyadewa Balika Vidyalaya, Kurunegala||Visakha Vidyalaya, Col. 5|
|4th place||Gothami Balika Vidyalaya, Col. 10||Ladies College, Col. 7||Maliyadeva Balika Vidyalaya, Kurunegala|
|Best Player||Roshel Fernando (St.Bridget’s Convent)||Mellony Wijesinghe (Visakha Vidyalaya)||G.A.Pabasara (Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala)|
|Champion||Sirimalwaththa KV, Gunnepana||Bandarapola MV, Mathale||Ranjan Wijerathna MV, Buttala|
|2nd place||Bandarapola MV, Mathale||Devi Balika MV, Dompe||Ananda Central College, Walhaputhenna|
|3rd place||Elleweva MV, Polonnaruwa||Rahula MV, Nedalagamuwa||Bandarapola MV, Mathale|
|4th place||Yatihena KV, Malwana||Christ King College, Pannipitiya||Anurudda Central College, Lunuwila|
|Best Player||Pawani Wijekeerthi (Sirimalwaththa KV)||Uresha Chathurangani (Bandarapola MV)||Nimesha Madushani (Ranjan Wijerathna MV)|