Blue and Gold Hockey Sevens kicks off today
From left: Damitha Silva, Secretary – RCHC, Nishan Sembacuttiaratchy – CEO, ESOFT Metro Campus, Dr. Dayan Rajapakshe Chairman, Group Managing Director ESOFT, R.M.M. Rathnayake, Principal – Royal College, M.A.M. Riyaz – Assistant Principal, Senior Games Master – Royal College, Vasantha de Silva Committee Member – RCHC.
The 18th ESOFT Blue & Gold Hockey 7s, a premier event organized by Royal College in partnership with the Royal College Hockey Club (RCHC), is set to kick off today and continue through tomorrow at the iconic Royal College grounds, with action commencing at 8 a.m.
This year’s tournament, sponsored by ESOFT Metro Campus, Sri Lanka’s leading higher educational network, promises to be a showcase of top-tier hockey competition. A remarkable 66 teams will participate making it the largest hockey tournament in Sri Lanka this year. The schedule includes an impressive 146 matches to be played across three courts at the Royal College Hockey ground over the weekend.
The ESOFT Blue & Gold Hockey Sevens will crown champions in several categories, including Cup, Plate, and Bowl champions for both boys’ and girls’ divisions. The event is not only about sports but also reflects ESOFT’s commitment to advancing and uplifting secondary education standards..
NDB Bank has proudly joined the event as the Platinum Sponsor, emphasizing their support for the growth of hockey in the country. Other sponsors include Minel Lanka, CIAP, SECVISION (Private) Limited, R&R Fine Gems, ANA Marine Agencies (Pvt) Ltd, and Anchor, who have all taken on the role of Gold Sponsors. The Broadcasting Partner for the tournament is ThePapare, while the Umpire Sponsor is LTL Holdings, and the Food & Beverage Sponsor is Thambapanni.