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July 31, 2017

The Sri Lankan Football Organization, UK's Sports Fiesta-2017
By Randi Gunapala

The Sri Lankan Football Organisation, UK (SLFO UK) held, Successfully, its 6th Annual Sports Fiesta on Sunday the 23rd of July, 2017 at the Ashford Town Football Grounds, Middlesex.

Duke's Court Travel Mrs.Sudhrma Pathirage was the Chief Guest at this most special occasion and a presentation was held at the conclusion of this most entertaining of events with trophies and cash gifts being presented to the glorious winners and the runners up of the tournament.

UKFC of Eastham was the champion of the football event and a monetary gift of £250 in cash as a gift which was presented to the team captain, Mr Sooriyacumar Gopinath. A trophy too was received by these most glorious of champions of the football event.

Congratulations are in order to the winning team for their most inspiring and winning effort. The runner up's were Jaffna Eleven FC. Congratulations are also in order to these teams for their most heroic efforts. The best player was judged as Mr Prasanna Premendra of UKFC. These extremely noteworthy winners received their champion's trophies too.

Jolly Boys CC was the softball cricket champions and received a monetary cash sum of £250 as a gift which was presented to the team captain, Mr Nipula Thewarapperuma. A trophy too was presented to the winners for their most glorious and winning efforts. Congratulations are in order to the winning team for their most inspiring and winning effort. The runner's up were Hounslow Sobers CC from Hounslow with the third place going to the Hounslow Smashers. who each received a trophy. Congratulations are also in order to these teams for their most heroic efforts.

The winner of the youth football event was the Royal FC from Harrow. These up and coming youth champions received a trophy too for their winning and most exciting of efforts.

I wish to extend my sincere thanks to all the members of the Ashford Town Football Club, in particular Mr. Nick Bailey who is its Vice Chairman whom organised and ran the football tournament, for his special skills, interest and for him tremendous effort in this regard. A most special thank you goes out to Mr. Mick Tilt who organised and ran the cricket tournament fully and for his remarkable effort in this regard. A great big thank you is in order to all the Ashford Town Football Club's members for provision of their grounds for this most exciting of events to take place and which contributed to make it such a success. Thanks also go out to the members of the Sri Lankan Football Organisation, UK for their tremendous effort in running this event very successfully.

We are also, with gratefulness, thanking all the sponsors and well-wishers of this event most specially and in particular, Duke Court Travels, Tillmax, Lyca TV, and all the other sponsors to whom we are most obliged. A giant thank you also goes out to newspaper editors of Newslanka and of the Sesatha Website. Last but not least, a huge thank you is due to the printer, Mr Sunil Bandara.

Once again, we wish to offer a great big thank you to all of the teams who participated in this tournament and for providing their exceptional support via their participation in order to make this fun filled event a great success.

To those of you who attended this fun filled occasion and to those of you who didn't, we look forward to seeing all of you join us at the occasion of next year's sports fiesta.

      
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