Over here at the Asgiriya Stadium on Saturday and Sunday, Trinity College will be organsing a six a-side hockey tournament, where 34 boys and 16 girls from Kandy, Colombo, Jaffna, Galle, Colombo, Chilaw, Matale and Badulla will be seen in action . Key difference between six-and seven- a -side hockey is that 6-a-side has no goalkeepers, added restricted zones for defenders, amended penalty corners (4v2 power plays), amended penalty strokes (called penalty shots).
This is how it is played in other countries. Duration of six- a-side hockey is 30 minutes with an interval (half-time) of not more than 5 minutes. Former Trinity hockey player Roshan Rajadurai will be the chief guest at the opening day, and at the finals will be played under the patronage of former coach Paul Jayaraj who was also one time vice principal.