Nestlé Milo joined forces with the Sri Lanka Schools Netball Association for the 29th year running, to conduct the much-anticipated final rounds of the Sri Lanka Schools Netball Championship 2022. Widely considered the most noteworthy tournament in the school netball calendar, the championship was organized under the guidance of the Ministry of Education, paving the way for over 15,000 promising netball stars to showcase their skills on a national platform. Held on 11, 12 and 13 of November in Wennappuwa, the teams which qualified from the centre-level matches went head-to-head at the finals, with overall champions Holy Family Convent Kurunegala taking home the coveted Milo Trophy for the 13th consecutive year.
The Sri Lanka National Netball Team, who emerged the Asian Netball Champions 2022, also graced the event on the first day, inspiring the young participants. Having been part of this journey as students themselves, the team’s success stories were undoubtedly a great encouragement for budding netball stars aspiring to represent Sri Lanka in the future.
“Nestlé Milo has always believed in the importance of physical activity and the unique values that only sports can teach our future generations. Therefore, we are honoured to continue our support towards the development of grassroot sports through platforms such as this and nourish student athletes to be the best versions of themselves. We hope the championship offered our young talent the opportunity to develop their skills, whilst inspiring countless other schoolgirls across the country to engage and excel in sports!” said Mr. Bandula Egodage, Vice President – Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Nestlé Lanka.
Following a display of passion and grit, Holy Family Convent Kurunegala emerged champions in all age groups - under 13, under 15, under 17 and under 19.
The ‘Good Food, Good Life’ company, Nestlé has been an integral part of Sri Lankan lives for over 115 years. With over 90% of its products sold in Sri Lanka being manufactured in its state-of-the-art factory in Kurunegala, the company contributes to the socio-economic development of the country. The company’s much-loved brand, Nestlé Milo is enriched with essential vitamins and minerals and is made from the goodness of milk, malt extract and the finest cocoa beans. It is manufactured locally, upholding the high-quality standards Nestlé is renowned for across the world.
Photo Caption : Most outstanding players in the respective age categories from left to right: U 19 – Taniya Gunasekara, U 17 – Akithma Abeysinghe, U 15 – Nethuni Jayawickrama, and U 13 – Thisumli Wijerthne (all students are from Holy Family Convent Kurunegala)