The Sri Lanka Schools Under-15 Soccer Tournament for boys and girls organized by the Sri Lanka Schools Football Association in Association with the Football Federation of Sri Lanka is due to commence on Tuesday October 13. The championship is played for the ‘Samaposha Cup’. Plenty Foods a Group of Ceylon Biscuits Limited the producers of Nutritional foods have come forward to sponsor this tournament for the seventh consecutive year.
This year’s tourney has attracted 441 boys and 116 girls teams from all parts of the country. These teams will play their first round games in their respective districts which also have been classed to 32 Educational Zones. The team that reaches the top in the zone qualifies to play in round two which will make 32 teams. These teams are to be divided in to eight groups and the two top teams of each group go on to round three.
In the girls section 24 teams will be entertained in the second round and they too will play on the same basis and make their way to the final. This year the final round is to be played in Jaffna from November 30 to December 3. (BP)