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Kandy SC coaches Sean Wijesinghe (extreme left) is seen on the bench with Lasantha Wijesuriya (Chairman Rugby Kandy SC/ second from left) and Kapila Silva (Manager/third from left)

Kandy Sports Club rugby coaches, Sean Mark Wijesinghe the head coach and Naka Weerakodi   the assistant coach, did a great job with the rest , like Manager  Kapila Silva and convener  Saliya Kumara.  Sean Wijesinghe and  Nalaka Weerakodi  did their best to help  Kandy SC maintain their  rugby supremacy. All what the two coaches did was they   systematically guided the knowledgeable players to play good rugby with their experiences as players and coaches. In any sport, when you perform well you win, and performance is the key.

The process is getting that consistency in performance. It’s always the process first, but obviously every team wants to win.  For all these, there should be proper guiding in coaching. Wijesinghe represented Trinity College Rugby in 2000 and 2001 under the captaincy of D.H.A. Luchow and T. Jayawardene. As a schoolboy, Wijesinghe joined Kandy Sports Club. He captained Kandy SC in 2009 to win the triple championship and was once again called in 2014/15 season to lead the side when they were not faring well.

In 2015, he represented the country in both 15-a-side and 7-a-side.Nalaka Weerakodi, a fine footballer, later took up rugby at Kingwood College. He first played for Kandy Youth SC, when DIG Bodi Liyanage was the president.  Nalaka Weerakodi is the man who has kicked Kandy Sports Club to win several League and Knockout tournaments for his good work, he was honoured by his club Kandy Sports Club, where they have named a stand opposite the members pavilion in his name.

He has played for   three clubs, starting with Kandy Youth SC in the ‘B’ division there toCR & FC  and  later for Kandy Sports Club for ten-long years. He first played for the national side in the Hong Kong Sevens in 1996, and was a regular member for 7 and the 15-a-side teams.  He coached, Kingswood College, St. Joseph’s College and now he is with St. Anthony’s College as assistant coach.