Musaeus and Gateway to Battle for the Annual Marie Musaeus – Rohini Alles Challenge Trophy

The third annual encounter between Musaeus College and Gateway College that is played for a trophy which commemorates two outstanding women who have made their mark in the field of education will be held on Saturday, 29 th of February from 2.00 pm onwards at the Gateway College Grounds in Ratmalana. The main focus of the encounter will be the Under 20 match between the two schools. An exhibition match will be played between Bishop’s College and Gateway College Kandy; and due attention will be paid to upcoming talent by incorporating an under 15 match at the start of the event. A friendly match between the past pupils of the two schools will be played prior to the main encounter.

The players to be watched this year include Aneesha Perera, Captain and Vishmika Rathnayake, vice- captain of Gateway College who represented Sri Lanka at the Asian Youth Netball Championship in Japan and Randuli Subasinghe, Captain and Nethmi Wijenayake, vice-captain of Musaeus College who represented Sri Lanka at the Under 16 South Asian Netball Championship held in Nepal in 2019. Gateway emerged champions of the International Schools Netball tournament 2020 while Musaeus Under 17 team clinched the recently held All Island Milo Netball Championship. Musaeus College won both encounters played previously.

Ms Somitha De Alwis, former captain and coach of the National Netball Team will be the chief guest of the event. Mrs Rohini Alles, Managing director of Gateway College will grace the occasion as the guest of honor. The lively and fun-filled event will also include Western and Eastern Band Displays of both schools. VIP guests, the Management of both schools, Staff, Past Pupils and Parents are expected to grace the event.

The University of Central Lancashire, one of the UK’s largest universities with a student and staff community approaching 38,000 will be the Principal sponsor of the event. Ceylon Biscuits (Munchee) along with Sampath Bank, Union Bank and Udumbara Catering Services are the co-sponsors. Papare.com (Dialog Axiata) as the digital partner will telecast the event live. Asiri Hospital will be the Healthcare Partner.

Gateway wins International Schools Netball Crown for the third successive year

Gateway College was unmatched in the Inter International Schools Under 20 Girls Netball Championship that was organized by Ilma International School. Gateway College beat Lyceum International School Wattala at the final after defeating Ilma International School at the semis. Gateway won most preliminary game with ease with considerable margins.

At the final, Gateway Colombo beat Lyceum Wattala 11-5. At the Semi Final, Gateway Colombo beat Ilma International School 17-5. In the group matches, Gateway beat Royal Institute 10-0, Gateway College Kandy 8-1 and Colombo International School (CIS) Kandy 16-1. Gateway’s Aneesha Perera was named the Netball Queen of the tournament. Shenell Yahathugoda and Vishmika Rathnayake won the awards for the Best Shooter and the Best Center Court Player respectively.

SEATED LEFT TO RIGHT: Ms.Chandrika Wijesooriya (Coach), Ms.Yamuna Sandamali (Head Coach), Maj.Gen. Bandarathilake (Head of Sports), Aneesha Perera (Captain), Dr Harsha Alles (Chairman), Vishmika Rathnayake (Vice Captain), Mrs Vinita Shenoy (Principal), Ms.Madhubashi Wijerathne, (Sports Coordinator), Ms. Deepika Madushani (Sports Coordinator)

STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT: Nidusha Sri Kanth, , Kaylee Kumarasinghe, Shenaily Fernando, Marisha Premathilake Shana Carine, Methuli Erahapola, Chanumi Mehansa, Sanuthi Rodrigo, Shenell Yahathugoda, Rithu Munasinghe

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