Boys and girls hockey nationals at Matale
The annual boys and girls hockey nationals organised by the Matale
District Schools Hockey Association and the Sri Lanka Schools Hockey
Association will be worked off at Nandamithra International Hockey
Stadium and Edward Park, Matale from May 10 (Thursday) to 13 (Sunday).
The best school boy and schoolgirl stickers will be seen in action at
The defending champion for boys is Matale schools while for girls are
Kandy schools. The participating teams for the championship for boys are
Matale schools, Colombo schools “Reds” and “Golds”, Kandy schools
“Blues” and “Whites”, Wennahapuwa schools,’ Kalutara schools, Galle
schools, Matara schools, Badulla schools, Gampaha schools.
The teams which will be seen in action in the championship for girls
are Kandy schools “Whites” and “Blues”, Colombo schools “Golds” and
“Reds”, Badulla schools, Matale schools, Galle schools. Kandy Schools
and Colombo will be fielding two teams each as they have a larger
representation of schools.
Matale Schools though known as “Cradle” of hockey will be fielding
just one team each as a lesser number of schools compared to Colombo and
Kandy are playing the game.