Rangiri Dambulla National School Girls under 14 Hockey team was awarded with Gold Star for the second consecutive year by emerging as the Champions competing in group “ C “ at the Girls under 14 all Island Schools Hockey tournament 2023, organised and conducted by the Sri-Lanka Schools Hockey Association, under the guidance and supervision of the Ministry of Education, played at the University of Peradeniya ground recently.
36 teams participating at the under 14 Girls all Island Schools Hockey tournament 2023 and divided into 7 groups, Rangiri Dambulla National School drawn into group “ C “ along with Girls High School Kandy, Panadura Balika Vidyalaya, Yasodhara Vidyalaya Colombo and Vijitha Vidyalaya Galle won all their matches played beating Girls High School Kandy by 1 goal to nil, Yasodhara Vidyalaya Colombo by 3 goals to nil, Vijitha Vidyalaya Galle by 4 goals to nil and Panadura Balika Vidyalaya by 1 goal to nil to emerge as the Champions in their respective group and was awarded with a “ Gold Star “ at the Girls under 14 Schools Hockey tournament 2023.
At the Girls under 14 all Schools Hockey tournament 2022, they emerged as Champions by beating Vijaya College Matale by 2 goals to nil, Siri Seevali Vidyalaya by 4 goals to nil and holding Seethadevi Balika Vidyalaya Kandy to a nil all draw, played in Matale 2022.
It was a vision of the Principal Janaka Wijesinghe, who was also a famous Hockey Star from St. Thomas College Matale to start the game Hockey at Rangiri Dambulla National School and under his leadership, he appointed Maheshika De Silva to take charge of Hockey as the MIC and made Naveen Mayura Katudeniya as the coach to guide these young lasses starting the game of Hockey in June 2022. His vision became a success with the Girls under 14 Hockey team being awarded with a “ Gold Star “ for the second consecutive year by emerging as the Champions in their first outing of the Girls under 14 all Island Hockey tournament 2022 and repeating their same performances and talents at this Girls under 14 all Island Schools Hockey tournament 2023.
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