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Old Bens to celebrate Golden Jubilee
OBSC has invited eight schools, under -19, namely St. Benedictís College, Kotahena, St. Josephís College, Maradana, St. Peterís College Bambalapitiya , Zahira College, Maradana, Issipatana College, De Mazanod College, Kandana, Ananda College, Colombo, and Hameed Al Husseine College.

While the seven clubs who have accepted the OBSC invitation are : Ratnam SC, Saunders SC, Jupitors, Don Bosco, Renown SC, Blue Star SC & New Young SC, together with the hosts, Old Bens. (BM)

Both segments of the tournament will be conducted on a Knock-out format and all matches will be played at St. Benedictís College grounds, Kotahena. The schools matches will commence at 2.00 pm each day, followed by the club matches at 3.45 pm.The tournament has got the full backing of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Schools Football Association.

FFSL Referees Department will be appointing the referees, linesmen and the match commissioners for all matches.

The launch coinciding with the draw and the media briefing was held last Thursday at the Rev. Bro. Alban Patrick Pavilion, Kotahena and associated with the grand event were, Director St. Benedictís College, Rev. Bro. Granville Perera,

Delly Fernando (President /OBSC), Kennedy Machado (Vice President /OBSC). Randolf Perera (Chairman Bensoccer ), Emil Kronenberg (Chairman, Youth Development), Anura de Silva (Tournament Marshall) and Tyronne Perera,

It was revealed that the Oldest living soccer player of St. Benedictís College is the 98 plus year old Terence Perera (Born 04th August 1910) who hails from Kotahena. Perera played full back for the College in 1932 under Aloy Perera and in 1933 under Bruno Martin James in which year SBC emerged All Ceylon Schools Champions.

It was also revealed that Terence Pereraís son Tyrone who is now the Media coordinator at the MCA, was a very promising sportsman and following in his fatherís footsteps. But a serious leg injury that he suffered while representing the college in an under 14 cricket fixture put an end to his sporting career. - BM

 Posted by webmaster on January 11 2009 18:11:48 ∑ 791 Reads Print
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