Dear Students, Parents, Old Boys and Well-Wishers of Trinity Rugby
All of us are eagerly waiting for the commencement of the much-awaited rugby football season 2022 after a lapse of two years. Unlike in the past, today sports have acquired an added significance and relevance in restoring hope and resilience in our children.
Needless to say, we as a nation are going through an unprecedented phase of our history with unimaginable challenges. Many of our brothers and sisters are experiencing untold hardships due to the current predicament. Whilst acknowledging the critical necessity to continue these sporting activities, let us be conscious of the sufferings of our citizens. Hence, we earnestly request the Trinity family to seriously consider and adhere to the following instructions as we gear up to celebrate the rich and longstanding rugby heritage of Trinity College Kandy at the turn of the T150 Sesquicentennial Anniversary of our alma mater.
All the students are expected to come in school uniform to the grounds to enjoy a good game of rugby. Undoubtedly, we desire our Lions to win. Yet, please remember that it is a sport and the better side on a given day will enjoy victory. Trinity has always been magnanimous in victory and gracious in defeat.
The expected decorum from a Trinitian:
• Conduct yourself in a manner worthy of a Trinitian. Your choices and acts should embody the ethos of Trinity College Kandy.
• Kindly cheer the teams with respect and human dignity and avoid being boisterous with inappropriate slogans. The spirit of sportsmanship must be respected by all participants.
• Please avoid littering the ground with plastic and wrappers, and always use the garbage bins to dispose waste at all venues.
• It is the duty of all Trinitians to welcome and be hospitable to visiting teams, dignitaries and spectators.
• Be empathetic towards the struggle of our fellow Sri Lankans and behave appropriately with social consciousness and responsibility.
• Prohibited Items
- Non-transparent bags
- Glass / sharp items
- All Items prohibited by law in school premises and at school events.
Please note that any breach of conduct expected of a Trinitian [directly or through association], will result in the immediate suspension from College pending investigation. Any harm or damage caused to any person or property will be directed to the law-enforcement officials. We categorically disown all acts that cause inconvenience to the general public.
- Parents, Old Boys and Well-Wishers who attend Matches
We extend a warm welcome to all of you to our rugby fixtures. For many years all of you have supported Trinity College Sports in many ways, especially by your honoured presence. We implore “come and enjoy the game – accept the result and leave”. Post-match evaluations, objections regarding on/off field issues are the sole prerogative of the College, coaching staff and the technical committee of the Old Trinitian Rugby Scrummage [OTRS]. Please note that your intervention in these matters is totally unnecessary and will be deemed unprofessional. Such imprudent actions in the recent past have brought immense disrepute and embarrassment to the noble traditions of Trinity College. Trinity College categorically disowns such aberrations of Trinity standards.
- Match Officials
We wish to express our heart-felt gratitude to all the match officials, especially to the members of the Sri Lanka Society of Rugby Football Referees [SLSRFR], who rightly deserve not only our respect, but also our encouragement. It is the duty of the Trinity Family to respect all match officials and ensure the safety of them on and off the field. Kindly note that Trinity College categorically disowns and condemns [in anticipation] any player, student, parent, relation of a student, staff, old boy or a well-wisher who indulge in any form of abuse of a match official. It is our solemn duty to respect their on-field decisions, which we believe are made in keeping with the laws and spirit of the game of rugby. Any infringement in this regard will result in the total application of the rules of the school and the country. Our passion for College should always be within the confines of decency and civility.
We commence the T150 Sesquicentennial Anniversary Rugby Football Season with the intention of:
• Providing a platform for talented sportsmen to express themselves in an arena befitting their talents.
• As a sign of our collective hope and resilience against the many challenges facing us as a nation.
• Giving an opportunity for students to enjoy the company of each other and to promote sportsmanship.
• A worthy celebration of the T150 Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Trinity College Kandy.
This is a plea to the Trinity Family.