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April 17, 2017

SLFO UK SPORTS FIESTA'S 6TH ANNIVERSARY
TO BE HELD ON THE 18TH JUNE, 2017
By Randi Gunapala

The Sri Lankan Football Organization, UK is planning to celebrate its sixth anniversary on the 18th of June, 2017 by holding a sports fiesta comprising of a football and softball cricket tournament. The association's main priority has been to raise funds to help with the development of youth football in Sri Lanka. The association has been operating dedicatedly to fulfil this aim during the last six years of the association's functioning. This has been by organising a sports tournament annually and improving its capacity every year to accomplish the organisation's primary goals. The association has achieved successful outcomes so far by organising this event annually, now for the past six years.

The organization initially commenced six years ago simply, by organising a football tournament. However, subsequently, the tournament expanded its events itinerary to include softball cricket since the Sri Lankan community is very intense and keen on this sport. A seven a side softball cricketing event, a junior under 14 seven a side football event and an over 40's seven a side football event have been added to the now annually expanding itinerary. The tournament has currently become an extremely enjoyable event held every summer being attended by Sri Lankans of all sorts who participate as a community.

Paradise travel Ltd Mr Dash Gunawardena, TILLMEX, MR Ranjeewa Alahakone sponsoring the tournament and Tournament. Organization offers its deep-felt appreciation and gratitude for providing their uninterrupted and continuous support for this tournament and for keeping faith with the organizers.

This year's event will be held at the Ashford Town Football Club, Middlesex, TW19 7BH on the 18th of June, 2017, commencing at 9.00 a.m. and winding up by 6.00 p.m. The Ashford Town Football Club members have provided crucial support and they will be arranging and implementing both the seven a side cricket and seven a side football tournaments. The organization is hoping to award some very exciting prizes, of cash and trophies, to the winners of each individual event. We would like to invite all interested football teams, softball cricket teams, junior under 14 football teams and over 40's football teams to participate in our tournament. An Italian over 40's football team of Sri Lankan origin, has already confirmed its participation in the tournament. Please access our web site www.srilukfootball.org for further details concerning the tournament. Our contact details by phone are: 07734331010, 07803278824, 07900933888 and 07986635046.

The organization, during its six years of existence, has supported the Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Badulla, Jaffna, Mannar and Hatton District's youth football development by donating valuable and the latest model of training equipment from the UK to these selected districts. This year our plan is Matara District. All the major football clubs here in the UK are using such modern equipment. Footballs and football boots have been donated to support youth in Sri Lanka to further enjoy playing football and improve their skills at the game. Profits from the annual football tournament held here in the UK will go towards this worthy cause now and in the future as well. The organisation, in this way aims to, currently and in the future, aid the development of youth football in Sri Lanka to achieve a higher level of development and improve on results that have been achieved so far.

      
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