The Navy Sports Club (SC) won the western province under 24 open rugby 7s championship and crowned as plate champion in the Nippon Paint Inter Club Rugby League 2021/2022 recent rugby encounters. Calling on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne who is also the President of Navy Sports Board at the Navy Headquarters (21st September 2022), the winning captains of respective teams shared a moment with Commander of the Navy with the trophies clinched by the Navy.
The under 24 open rugby 7s championship, organized by the Western Province Rugby Football Union was held at the Police Park on 11th September 2022. In the open club final between the Navy SC and Peterson SC, the Navy beat their rivals 50-05and won the under 24 open rugby 7s title.
Meanwhile, there was tough competition for the Plate segment among Navy SC, Army SC, Air Force SC and CR and FC – division one sports clubs, in the Nippon Paint Rugby League 2021/2022 organized by Sri Lanka Rugby. Topping the points table, the Navy SC won the Plate segment over other competitors and got hold of their trophy on 16th September.
Accordingly, the skipper of under 24 Navy rugby team, Sub Lieutenant PH Epa and the leader of division one Navy SC, Able Seaman AE Weerathunga called on Commander of the Navy and presented those trophies to Commander of the Navy today. Commander of the Navy heaped praise on those achievements and wished both teams to make more glories in the time to come.
Under the able guidance of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, Navy athletes have made a number of achievements in recent times as a result of thriving atmosphere in the Navy for the promotion of sports.
The occasion was also attended by Director General Services, Rear Admiral Neville Ubayasiri, Chairman of Navy Rugby, Commodore Sanath Pitigala, Secretary of Navy Rugby, Captain Thusitha Abesundara and a group of naval personnel from the Rugby Pool.