For the first time in the history of Sri Lanka Hockey, a National Masters Women’s Hockey Team will compete in the Exin Masters World Cup from 27th July to 5th August in Barcelona, Spain.

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The Exin Masters is considered the world cup of field hockey for the masters national teams across the globe. With the tournament being held once in two years, it invites National hockey teams from 6 age categories starting from 35+ to the 60+ age group. Sri Lanka will be the only nation representing the Asian continent.

Sobitha Mendis – Captain of the National Masters Women’s Hockey Team

Captain of the very first National Masters Hockey Team…

The inaugural entry from Sri Lanka will come from the 35+ age category and will be up against formidable opponents varying from Australia, England, New Zealand and USA. The team is led by former 5-time National Hockey Captain Sobitha Mendis and is coached by former National captain, M.G.M Naleem.

“We are extremely proud and excited to be representing Sri Lanka at the Exin Masters World Cup for the very first time. Our team comprises veterans who have brought glory and fame to Sri Lanka on the Hockey field in the past.” Sobitha Mendis.

Photos: Sri Lanka Masters Women Hockey Team 2018

Photos of Sri Lanka Masters Women Hockey Team 2018…

The Sri Lanka Masters Women’s National Hockey Association was formed by a strong group of former national hockey players under the patronage of Hon. Minister Rauff Hakeem who has been guiding the Executive Committee since inception. The Association is currently on the lookout for corporates and brands willing to come forward and sponsor the team as they embark on their World Cup journey.

“Our main objective is to look into the well-being of our past National Hockey players and provide them an opportunity to display their talents globally. We are confident that the participation of our team At the World Cup will open many more doors for us.” Ruwaiza Sela, Secretary of SLMWNHA.