Gateway College Kandy came through stiff resistance to beat Trinity College 2-1 to win the R.I.T. Alles – Ireland Jones Challenge Trophy. The encounter named after the Founders of these two prestigious institutions was a part of the Inaugural Quadrangular Encounter that included three sports; namely Basketball, Football and Netball. Trinity College was first to score but Gateway Kandy who enjoyed most part of the possession, came back strongly in the second half to clinch the game. Gowtham Ravindran of Trinity was named the Best Goalkeeper and Venura Gunarathne of Gateway was recognized as the Player of the game.
Hillwood College, Kandy came out strongly to outdo the girls of Gateway College Kandy to win the Rohini Alles – Somakumari Samarasinghe Challenge Trophy. The champion Hillwood side dominated the game throughout to win by a margin of 32-15. Mrs. Rohini Alles of Gateway College, the wife of the founder Chairman, the late Mr. R.I.T. Alles, is currently the Managing Director of the Gateway Group. Mrs. Somakumari Samarasinghe was the first Sri Lankan principal of the 130-year old Hillwood College. It was pleasing to see Mrs. Rohini Alles herself gracing the occasion to handover the trophy. Special awards were won by Shenali Jayaweera of Gateway - the Best Defensive Player, Rovindi Abeysinghe of Hillwood - Best Shooter, Gihansa Nakandalage of Gateway - Best Center Court Player and Samudra Rajapaksha of Hillwood - the Netball Queen. Girls High School Kandy beat Gateway College Colombo 14 -7 in the invitation game.
Asoka Herath - Ranil Meetiyagoda Challenge Trophy was also won by Gateway Kandy who recorded an easy 58-26 win against St. Sylvester’s. Kanchana Jayasinghe of St. Sylvester’s - Best Offensive Player, Vinuk Walisundara – Best Defensive Player and Seshith Ariyawansa – Most Valuable Player were the award winners. Gateway Kandy had a very comfortable win over Hillwood with a score of 29-16 in the invitation girls’ game.