Gateway College retained their U18 Inter-international Schools Football Championship for the second year running defeating their sister school Gateway College Kandy 2-0 in the finals held at Cooray Park Welewatta.
Gateway were unbeaten in the group stages defeating Lyceum Ratnapura 4-0 and Elizabeth Moir 2-0. They overcame Stafford International School 2-1 in the quarter finals before winning a hard fought semi-final against Lyceum Panadura4-3 on penalties after it was 1-1 at full time.
In a repeat of last year's Under 20 International Schools Final, Gateway Colombo once again faced off against Gateway Kandy winning the final comfortably with a 2-0 score line. Both goals were scored by captain Binitha Chandrasena who was Gateway''s top scorer in the tournament with 6 goals.
Gateway's Samunu Kaggodaarachchi, who consistently controlled the game from midfield, was adjudged as Player of the Tournament, whilst Gateway Colombo's Aaqib Imthiyaz was named as Goalkeeper of the Tournament for the second year running.
Back row L-R :
Ahil Ahmed, Zumrie Zulfikar, Ayash Dilshard, Samithu Jayasinghe, Aaqib Imthiyaz, Jehan Malik, Atheek Eusoof, Munir Aslam
Middle row L-R
Dirk Ferdinandus, Dulaj Wijewardena, Umar Fazeer, Hivin Abeysuriya, Dwayne De Mel, Isa Fahim, Malidu Gallage
Maj.Gen.Bandarathilake (Head of Sports), James Heath (Head Coach), Dr. Harsha Alles (Chairman), Binitha Chandrasena (Captain), Rohini Alles (Managing Director), Samunu Kaggodaarachchi (Vice Captain), Vinita Shenoy (Principal), Rohana Perera (Deputy Principal)