Karate as a sport has evolved to much greater heights at our College over the past few years, and the karate players have performed well at both local and international tournaments. This article is to highlight the achievements of the young karate players at Trinity College.
Having 8 representatives in the Sri Lankan karate team, the boys have achieved quite a lot during the past years. 2019 alone showed Trinitians performing in all island and international levels at many tournaments.
Master Nadeesh Illukkumbure was placed in an Asian Championship, placed third in All Island Championship, first in Senior National Championship, and also received a College Lion for his remarkable performance. This was the first time a Lion was awarded for karate.
Further, he became the Provincial Champion and Best Player, and the Champion at the Senior Festival Provincial meet display event by defeating players from the Army, Navy and Air force. Nadeesh was also awarded the Ryde Gold Medal at the College Prize Giving.
Master Hesitha Weerasekara and few junior Karate players were placed in the Mayor’s Cup in Malaysia, and he also won two bronze medals at the Senior National Championship.
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Karate at Trinity started in 2014 and now we have around 30 boys involved in the sport. Practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The young and confident players hope to continue to bring local and international recognition to our College. However, these youngsters are in dire need of proper facilities and equipment in order to improve their work in the sport and efficient practices. Those who wish to contribute financially or through donations are most welcome to do so.