The Foundation of Goodness is a holistic rural development model that seeks to bridge the urban-rural divide in Sri Lanka via 10 empowerment divisions across 900+ villages island-wide, and reached over 307,000+ beneficiaries in 2022 alone by way of 15 Empowerment Centres, free of cost.
The Seenigama Aquatic Club, representing the Foundation of goodness Sports Academy, achieved a remarkable feat by clinching the overall Boys’ Championship at the prestigious All Island Club Novices Aquatic Championship – 2023. The three-day competition took place from March 25th to 27th, 2023, at the Sugathadasa Swimming Pool Complex in Colombo.
Both the girls and boys teams from the FoG Sports Academy participated in the championship, having undergone extensive training at the Bryan Adams Foundation Swimming Pool Complex, which was generously established with the support of legendary musician Bryan Adams.
Despite facing fierce competition from some of the most elite schools in Colombo, the boys team from the rural village of Seenigama emerged as the winners of the championship with 95 points in total, marking a significant milestone in their journey.
We are delighted to share that our Table Tennis player Lesanya Sethumadee was the U15 Girls Singles Champion at the All Island Open Ranking TT Championship – Junior Nationals 2022, held at the St. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia Indoor Complex.
Her teammates also performed exceptionally at the tournaments, including Diwya Dharani who became the first runner-up in the Girls’ U19 Doubles category.
Lesanya is ranked 1st in U15 Girls, while Diwya is ranked 2nd in U17 Girls as per the Table Tennis Association of Sri Lanka (island ranking).
FoG Sports Academy’s netball superstar, Dishara Umayangani, has been selected for the Sri Lanka Junior Netball Squad for the forthcoming Asian Youth Netball Championship 2023, which will be held in South Korea!
The 12th Asian Youth (U-21) Netball Championship 2023, will be held from 10th to 17th June in South Korea.
Dishara is one of the 12 members of the squad that will be competing against 11 other countries, including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, India, and the Maldives in Pool ‘A’ and Singapore, Brunei, Taiwan, South Korea, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka in Pool ‘B’.
Sri Lanka has won the championship three times before in 1998, 2002, and 2015.
We are delighted by the skill and expertise demonstrated by our Table Tennis players who are blossoming under the tutelage of Champion Table Tennis player Jothipala Samaraweera and their dedicated coaches. The rankings of some of our players at the end of 2022 adjudged by the Tournament and Ranking Committee of the Table Tennis Association of Sri Lanka are as follows.
Furthermore, Gesandu, Nadithi, Diwya, Sanduni, Lesanya, Mathila and Naviru were all selected to compete at the South Asian Junior Table Tennis Championship – 2023 trials held in late April at St.Thomas Indoor Stadium – Mt.Lavinia.
Gesandu, Diwya, Lesanga and Nadithi have also been selected to represent Sri Lanka at the South Asian Youth TT Championships 2023 to take place in India in May 2023.