Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2011 7:15 PM
Subject: Old Bens Soccer Night
Old Bens soccer night – November 12
St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena is one of the finest schools in the country to produce champion teams year after year and has produced so many brilliant players in the field of soccer.
By tradition most of these players continue to play at higher level after leaving school and represent the Old Benedictine’s Sports Club at top level club tournaments and have a proud history as they have won almost all championships in the country since the inception of Old Bens Sports Club (OBSC) in 1958.
The secret behind their success rests with adventurous coaching abilities adopted by Football Maestro B. Albert Fernando, his student Edward Jayawardena and other old boys who have followed their footsteps in coaching their alma mater.
Rozen Rodrigo, Thilak Peiris, Martin de Pores, Sarath Kumarasiri, Laxman Damodaran, Chandrasiri Damodaran, Ravi Ramanathan, Malcolm Rodrigo, Waldo Fernando, Adrian Vindurampulle, Anura de Silva, Alfred Dias, Nevin Noyahr, Priyanjith Perera, Alex Fernando, Dilan Pinto and Dilan Roy are few names to be mentioned as who have worn the National Jersey.
Anura de Silva who played for the college from 1979 to 1982 went on to play for the senior national team for a considerable period and became the only old boy to captain the national team of Sri Lanka when he was appointed captain in 1991. His deputy in 1991 also was another Old Ben Alfred Dias.
The concept of having this football night was thought out by the ever green present President OBSC, Tony Ganlath who captained the college basketball team in 80’s. His vision is to bring all old boys to-gether for a night to be remembered for a long-time, recollecting memories of the past.
All well-wishers and old boys are cordially requested to gather at the club house on November 12, 2011 from 7 pm onwards for a night of merry making.