Sri Lankan Tchoukball steps into the International arena

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The Sri Lankan Men’s Tchoukball team marked their first ever International tournament as they participated in the 8th Asia Pacific Tchoukball Championship 2018 (APTC).

Chinese Taipei took home the title in both Men’s and Women’s categories. This tournament was held earlier this month (6th – 8th July) at the Our Tampines Hub stadium, Singapore. With the participation of 12 countries from the Asia Pacific region, the newly formed team from Sri Lanka managed to win against Cambodia, giving a close fight to the more experienced teams such as Thailand and Vietnam.

Tchoukball is a new sport in Sri Lanka, where a vibrant team was selected representing the Southern, Central, North Western, Western and Eastern provinces of the country.  Participating for the first time in an international tournament with less than two months of training, the lads proved that there is hope for growth of Tchoukball in Sri Lanka.

Within the last few months the message of Tchoukball has spread to most parts of the country. Starting off with regional and district level teams the Tchoukball Association of Sri Lanka is working towards extending this sport into the inter-school and inter-university platforms in the months to come. The lion flag is yet to be shone by the women’s team but the association is hopeful of getting a team up and running by the end of the year.