Gateway to host Invitational Schools Relay Carnival

Gateway college relay carnival 2022

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In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Gateway College, has organized an Invitational Schools Relay Carnival to be held on Tuesday, 1st March 2022 at the Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo.

The relay carnival promises to be one of the biggest post pandemic athletics events with the participation of around 1500 athletes from 18 reputed schools in the country. There will be over 50 technical officials, while students, alumni, and parents of athletes and well-wishers of all schools are also expected to attend the event.

During its short history of 25 years, Gateway College has produced athletes of the highest caliber who have not only achieved National Colors but represented Sri Lanka and brought glory at international level. The Inter International Schools’ Athletics Championship (ISAC) that was founded by Gateway and is a popular athletics competition in the country that produced many such athletes as well. Gateway College planned to organize this year’s ISAC too but due to the current constraints, opted to host the relay carnival instead.

There is no doubt that the Invitational Schools Relay Carnival is of national significance. Athletes of the caliber of Shelinda Jansen, Sadeepa Henderson and Hirusha Hashen who have represented Sri Lanka will feature in the competition from their respective schools.

Dr. Harsha Alles, the Chairman of the Gateway Group will be the Chief Guest at the opening ceremony which will be held at 9.30 am on Tuesday, 1st March 2022, while Ms. Emma Whale, Vice President of Pearson Schools Business in International Markets will grace the closing ceremony as the Chief Guest on at 4.00 pm on the same day.

It is encouraging to see an academic awarding body such as Edexcel sponsoring an event of this nature and contributing to the overall development of pupils to be all-rounders. Edexcel has always supported extra-curricular activities of this nature, in its bid to promote healthy minds, accountability, dedication and leadership. The event is also supported by Vida Medical, Ceylon Athletics and Sri Lanka Athletics. Their involvements symbolize the commitment of these organizations towards the development and growth of children and sports.

The Invitational Schools Relay Carnival 2022 will be conducted in accordance with the regulations coming under the International Athletics Federation Competition Rules.

Schools participating in the meet:

  1. Asian International School
  2. Bishop’s College
  3. Colombo International School Colombo
  4. Gateway College Colombo
  5. Gateway College Dehiwela
  6. Gateway College Kandy
  7. Gateway College Negombo
  8. Holy Family Convent Bambalapitiya
  9. Horizon College International
  10. Lyceum International School Nugegoda
  11. Lyceum International School Wattala
  12. Our Lady of Victories Convent
  13. Overseas International School
  14. Royal Institute
  15. Thomas’ College Mt. Lavinia
  16. Benedict’s College Kotahena
  17. Peters College Bambalapitiya
  18. Sebastian’s College Moratuwa

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