Prima has come forward as Co-sponsor to prop up the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) Under-24 10-a-side Rugby Tournament to be worked off at Police Park on 11 September. Pakistan High Commission is the main sponsor.
8 clubs and 9 development teams will be locking horns in the tournament which is expected to kick off at 8.00 a.m.
Speaking to Ceylon Today, President of WPRFU, Roshan Deen said: “We inaugurated the WPRFU in 1992 and have
7 A Division clubs out of 8. We have many leading schools and our area starts from Gampaha and goes up to Kalutura. These kinds of tournaments will be a good yardstick for clubs to select players for their A Division matches in future. Further, this is a stepping stone for the young players.”
He concluded by saying: This is a brainchild of Rizly Ilyas, President of SLR, who was instrumental in getting the main sponsor. I also wish to thank Prima Group for coming forward as the Co-sponsor.”
Sajith Gunaratne, Deputy General Manager, Prima Group said: “These kinds of tournaments will enhance skills of the players, and more regional events coming up in the Western Province will help the youngsters to get selected for a leading club and go on to represent the country one day. As a nutrition company, we are very happy and proud to be a partner with WPRFU, and it’s only a start.”
Navy SC, Old Mudaliyans SC, Zubra SC
Petersons SC, Old Zahira SC, Police, Golden Brown RFC
Colombo University, Field Force RFC, SLIT RFC
J’pura University, Kelaniya University, Old Moralians SC
Kalutura RFC, Old Wesley SC, Kothalawela Defense University
Panadura RFC, Gampaha RFC, Old Kannangara
By Special Correspondent