The All-Island Under 12 Football tournament was worked out recently covering all Provinces in Sri Lanka. Gateway College Colombo faced with one of the toughest draws that included schools such as Zahira, Hammeed Al Husseinie. St. Joseph’s won the Colombo District Championship.
Out of almost 13,000 students that took part in the island-wide tournament, the best performing players were chosen for a coaching camp held in Kalutara. Almost 350 students were chosen for the camp. Five Footballers of Gateway - Shenuk Fernando, Nadal Senapala, Binuka Fernando, Senuk Dias, Hammood Rizwan and Hunnan Haleem were among them.
Twenty two officials who were at the camp selected 20 talented and well performing boys for the U12 Sri Lanka National pool. Among them were Gateway’s Nadal Senapala and Hunnan Haleem. Nadal Senapala made it to the final 8 that were selected to represent Sri Lanka U12 Football team for the U12 World Cup in Barcelona Spain.
During the tour, the young Sri Lankan team will have a coaching camp with the FC Barcelona Academy coaches. They will also have the opportunity of watching a game and meeting the FC Barcelona team.
The winning Gateway Team