Panadura Balika Girls Hockey team ” A ” division Plate Joint Champs

M.H.Yakeem

Panadura Balika Maha Vidyalaya, emerged as Plate Joint Champions with Seethadevi Balika Vidyalaya, Kandy in their under 16 Girls all Island ” A ” division inter Schools Hockey tournament 2023, organised and conducted by the Sri-Lanka Schools Hockey Association, under the guidance and supervision of the Ministry of Education, which was hosted by Polonnaruwa Royal College, played at the Royal College ground, Polonnaruwa recently. 

Panadura Balika Maha Vidyalaya, competing in the Girls ” A ” division at this Championship 2023 and in their league matches played, they beat Ladies College Colombo by 2 goals to nil, drew with Rangiri Dambulu Vidyalaya nill all and lost to Seethadevi Balika Vidyalaya Kandy by 1 goal to nil. Panadura Balika Maha Vidyalaya emerging as the runner up in their group and qualifying to the quarter final, they beat Sangamitta Balika Vidyalaya  Matale by 2 goals to nil. In the semi final, they lost to Holy Family Convent  Wennappuwa in a thrilling contest by 1 goal to nil. Losing the semi final and qualifying for the decider of the Plate Championship against Seethadevi Balika Vidyalaya Kandy and since the match was drawn, the officials decided to declare both teams as Joint Champs considering of the weather conditions. Naduni Deshani, Captain of the Panadura Balika Maha Vidyalaya was adjudged as the Best Player.

Principal of Panadura Balika Maha Vidyalaya, Suranthi Gunawardena who has been a live wire behind these young lasses and the development of Hockey in School along with Assistant Principal Nilushika Perera and Surangi Perera ( MIC’s  ) able support was the the success of these young lasses to bring the name of the School to a highly recognition state with other leading Schools in the country. Rangika Prasad, who is also an ex National Hockey player and a product of Prince of Wales College Moratuwa, his guidance as the Coach to these young lasses has made Panadura Balika Maha Vidyalaya Hockey to climb up to this standard.

Caption 

The Panadura Balika Maha Vidyalaya under 16 Hockey team from

1st row from left, Ranithu Navithma, Githmi Sayurangi, Hiruki Dehansa, Kusalya Thewhara, Dahamlee Disanya, Warsha Sachinthya, Gihansa Saheli, Gihansa Nimthaki, Shenasha Pramodi, Yuwani Kaushali, Thenumi Nesakya, Isumi Ananya, Shenali Dimasha.

MIddle row from left, Naduni Deshani ( Capt.), Surangi Perera ( MIC ), Suranthi Gunawardena ( Principal ), Nilushika Perera ( Assistant Principal ), Niyuni Suhansa ( V. Capt.), Rangika Prasad Prasad  ( Coach ).

3rd row from left, Denuki Chanchalee, Chenuli Lehansa, Tharuli Liyansa, Seyara Dinenthi, Methmi Imasha. 

Naduni Deshani, Captain of the Panadura Balika Maha Vidyalaya adjudged as the Best Player, with her award.

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