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St Aloysius’ vs. St. Servatius’ soccer match today

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A historical football match between St. Servatius’ College, Matara, and St. Aloysius’ College, Galle is scheduled to be held on 23rd December, at the Uyanwatta football stadium.

St Aloysius’ College and St. Servatius’ College were founded in 1895 and 1897 respectively as the first two Jesuit English-medium schools in the Southern Province by the then Bishop of Galle, the Very Rev. Van Reeth, a Belgian by birth. As brother schools with close affinity, an inter-school traditional football match had been played annually with a known history running beyond the 1960s.

But, the playing of the traditional football match had come to an abrupt end in 1983 due to some unavoidable circumstances. However, after four decades of silence, the match will be resumed.

The resumption of this match is considered a very special event as it is named after the Rev. Fr. O. Morreli and the Rev. Fr. Joseph Rajapaksa who were great teachers of St. Aloysius’ College and St. Servatius’ College respectively.

Organized by the SS-ESTO-VIR Trust which was established to support the education and sports activities of the school students, by a group of Old Boys of the St. Servatius’ College with their own funds together with the College administrations, Old Boys’ Associations and Old Aloysians’ Football Club, in concurrence with the 125th Anniversary celebrations of our College. This year, in addition to the leading match of the Under-20 category, three more matches (Under-12, Under-16, and an Old Boys’ match) will also be played at the same venue to popularize the game.


Friday, December 23, 2022 – 01:00

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