Another Netball Championship for Gateway


Having won the Under-20 championship earlier in the year, Gateway College continued its winning streak in Netball by winning the Under-16 title for the third consecutive year, and emerging runner-up in the Under-14 International Schools Netball Championships. They overcame Lyceum International School, Wattala to be the Under-16 champions and lost marginally to Horizon College International in the Under-14 final.

In both age groups, Gateway College was unbeaten throughout the tournament, and won most of their games with considerable margins. During their Under 16 first round games, they beat Wycherley International School Gampaha 11-2 and Lyceum International School, Wattala 8-4. In the semis, Gateway College beat Lyceum International School, Nugegoda 9-5.

Tharuki Perera was crowned Netball Queen and Danara Dammarachchi was named the Best Defensive Player of the tournament.

In the Under-14, having beaten Lyceum International School, Wattala 5-1, British School in Colombo 7-5 and Horizon College International Colombo 4-3 in the preliminary round, Gateway Colombo beat Gateway Kandy 4-3 at the semis.

Tharini Eliatamby won the award for the Best Centre Court Player in the Under-14 category.