Sports Tours and Success Stories

Training approximately 600 sportsmen and women every month on a range of sports including cricket, swimming, netball, volleyball, badminton, chess and karate, the FoG Sports Academy seeks to offer training and opportunities to the local youth in order to help them discover and develop their talents.

The Community Aid Sports Tours which bring a wide variety of overseas teams to play in Seenigama also helps to add value to their training and broaden their range of experience. Some of these visiting teams even conducts special training sessions for the beneficiaries.

While a majority of the sports tours to FoG tend to be cricket related, we have also recorded an increasing number of netball teams also visiting in recent years. However, for the very first time we had the opportunity to host an overseas swimming team.

The New Castle Girls’ High School from UK were not only the first swimming team to visit, they also organised a friendly swimming competition with the FoG swimmers which was a truly unique experience for our kids as the NCGH team also included a National U17 swimmer. We sincerely hope to see more swimming teams visit our academy in addition to the cricket and netball tours.

All the exposure and training they receive seems to be paying off since our swimmers delivered an outstanding performance at the XLII National Games- Southern Province Swimming Competition (Open). The biggest stars were Lakruwan Wijesiri and Ishan Mendis who placed 1st at the 50m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke respectively. Lakruwan has now been selected for the Southern Province Medley Relay Team whilst Ishan has been chosen for the Southern Province Free Style Relay Team.

In addition, Yasindu Kavishani who trains every week at the FoG Bryan Adams Pool Complex attended the 43rd Sri Lanka Schools Aquatic Sports Championship representing her school, Ambalangoda Dharmashoka College where she became the Under 19 Girls’ Champion at the 50m Butterfly event. Kavishani is the first national level champion to emerge from among the swimmers at FoG's Sports Academy.

We also received good news from our Table Tennis and Netball players. Sanduni Prabuddhika and Ramiru Rashmina from the FoG Table Tennis Team participated in the Southern Province Open Ranking Table Tennis Championship where Sanduni’s incredible performance saw her secure the titles of Under 12, Under 15 and Under 18 Singles Champion & Ramiru became the Under 12 Singles Runner Up and Under 15 Singles Quarter Finalist.

In addition, FoG Academy netball player Achini Madhushika who represented the Galle District Team at the Junior National Netball Tournament was named the best player of the tournament.

With the Foundation of Goodness constantly working hard towards improving our programmes and introducing targeted training and fitness sessions for selected elite players, we are happy to see more kids show marked improvement and achieving their dreams.


24th August 2016



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