Mandiv Santhul Ranasinghe presently studying in grade 8 at Isipathana College Colombo had the distinction of Captaining the under 14 College Hockey team for two consecutive years in 2022 and 2023. Under his Captaincy, Isipathana College under 14 Hockey team won “ Gold Star “ awards twice in a row at the boys all Island Hockey tournament held in Matale in 2022 and Kandy in 2023.
He took an interest playing Hockey at the age of 7 years and in grade 2, first participating in the under 9 category at the annual inter House Hockey meet held in 2017, his House emerged as Champions. At the annual inter House Hockey meet in 2018, he was adjudged as the best player, as he guided his team to emerge as Champions in that year too. The annual inter House Hockey meet had to be cancelled in the year 2019, 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.
In the year 2022, Mandiv Santhul Ranasinghe was appointed as the Captain of the College under 14 Hockey team and under his Captaincy and competing in group “ F “, Isipathana College under 14 Hockey team was awarded with a “ Gold Star “ by emerging as Champions in their respective group, played in Matale.
He was re-appointed as the Captain to lead the side in the year 2023 too and participating at the under 14 boys all Island Hockey tournament 2023, he guided his team to win a “ Gold Star “ award twice in a row, where they emerged as Champions competing in group ” B “ by winning all their matches in their respective group, played in Kandy. Mandiv Santhul Ranasinghe scoring 5 goals in 4 matches played, showcased his talents as a rising future Hockey star with the performances he displayed at this tournament.
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