Sri Lanka Sports Tour 2016

With vast, golden beaches and calm, blue waters, a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, leopards and buffalo, and colourful, energetic pageants, visiting Sri Lanka is an experience our pupils won’t forget.  

But it’s not just memories of the culture that our young sportswomen and sportsmen brought home with them. Playing sport enables our pupils to develop many skills including teamwork, tenacity and self-discipline. Competing in a different environment allowed them to build on these and develop empathy, tolerance and understanding.  

Our school offers a wide variety of sporting activities, for both boys and girls, from inter-house matches to national competitions. With exciting developments, including a new pavilion and grass pitches, sport at Hull Collegiate is continually advancing. Those who were selected to represent the school in Sri Lanka should be proud of their excellent sporting achievements, which have been made possible by our dedicated staff. 

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Thursday 7 July - ready to go.


Landed at Colombo 
A lovely welcome at the hotel

Match Day 1 - Cricket and Netball.

The senior boys supported the junior cricketers who lost by 125 runs but played really well considering the heat. It was a win for both netball teams, seniors won 22-13 and the juniors won 11-10.

Older boys ready to support the Juniors
Winning netball team

Match Day 2 - Hockey and Cricket

Senior player


Hockey team
Tour captains


Here are the girls warming up for their match............................


And here are the boys cooling off................................


Match Day 3 - Hockey and Football

Fabulous day today, 5-0 win and a 6-0 win for the senior girls. Last night in Colombo before moving on to Kandy in the morning. 4 wins and 2 losses to date. Well done everyone!


Match Day 4 - Tennis

Today the tour transferred to Kandy including a visit to an elephant orphanage.



A visit to the elephant orphange was a highlight of the day. Pupils got the chance to feed and stroke the elephants and enjoyed a delicious lunch overlooking the elephants bathing.


Match Day 5 - Cricket and Netball

Well played some great matches today, the girls stormed to victory with a 30-9 win (watched by the boys, some parents and some monkeys!) and the boys narrowly missed out on a win by 12 runs, against a Sri Lankan District team.

This evening the pupils had great fun competing in a fashion show judged by four guest judges. The winners being Team LG with their version of Adam and Eve!

Match Day 6 - Football and Tennis

A fantastic win for the junior football team today. After being behind 3 times they went on to win 4-3!

 The senior football team could only manage a 0-0 draw today against Sylvester College, despite all the possession!

Night time swimming

Match Day 7 - Netball and Football

More tennis this morning - we won the over all fixture too!

4-0 win for the junior football team this afternoon

Senior football team won 5-1, even our goalkeeper scored a penalty!

What an amazing day for our netball team beating the Sri Lankan Champions 22-15 and 21-17

Last night in Kandy

A fabulous last night in Kandy with a delicious meal and birthday celebrations.

Match Day 8 - Hockey and Cricket

50 not out! Well played boys.

Won 4-0 and 7-2 at hockey today even though we were short of opposition. Well played girls.


Match Day 9 - Hockey

Very good hockey games today. We won 1-0 and a 0-0 draw and a combined score today at the netball was 29-18 with three different teams.

A visit to the Foundation of Goddess was a highlight of the day.

Match Day 10 - Cricket and Football

The cricket result went against us today, we lost by 22 runs. Great team performance nonetheless but the sunset made up for it ! 

Junior football team drew 2-2 and the senior team won 1-0 in front of a hostile crowd on a big pitch!

Everyone loved the turtles!

Last day in Sri Lanka in the pool and presentations on the beach....................

The tour comes to an end and it's homeward bound.

What a fabulous journey. Thank you to all staff - Mr James Windeatt, Mr Fraser Henderson, Miss Angela Davis, Mrs Ann Harvey and Miss Amy Dunning for giving pupils an amazing experience they will remember always.

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