The cricket crazy city of Galle takes on Rugby

Galle was the next location for the Platinum awards initiative to spread Rugby across the country.  The once devastated city by the Tsunami was very eager and excited to learn the game of Rugby. Galle boasts of a great and rich history, with so many historical landmark locations.

The biggest attraction is the Galle fort, a world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the city's natural harbour, the National Maritime MuseumSt. Mary's Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, and Amangalla, the historic luxury hotel.

Magedara secondary School welcomed everyone for the project. And 56 boys participated from the School. All saints College (52 boys), Mahinda College (86 boys), Olcott MV (16 boys), Richmond College (22 boys), Dharmashoka College (3 boys) and St. Anthony's college (05 boys, 06 girls), 244 participated in total.

Under 12, 14, 16, and 18 were the age categories. There were a number of invitees and dignitaries present at the program. Coaches from Sri Lanka Rugby conducted the introductory program.