By Susil Premalal
The Second Annual Netball Big Match between Musaeus College and Gateway College, Colombo will be held on September 7 at the Gateway College Courts in Ratmalana.
The match will be played for the Marie Musaeus - Rohini Alles Challenge Trophy with Union Bank as the main sponsor.
Musaeus College owes much to its founder Marie Musaeus Higgins, a German educationist, who authored several publications based on Buddhist and Sinhala cultural themes and is recognised as a pioneer in female education in the country.
Meanwhile, Gateway College since its humble beginnings in 1997, has provided the highest global standards while retaining the culture of the land.
This was largely owing to the leadership of Mrs. Rohini Alles, a former teacher of Royal College, Colombo and the founder Deputy Principal of President's College and the late R. I. T. Alles.
The inaugural Marie Musaeus - Rohini Alles Challenge Trophy, held in honour of the founders of the two schools was held in June last year.
The opening game was an absolute thriller in which Musaeus having the better of Gateway 27-25.
The players to watch this year include Vishmika Ratnayake and Aneesha Perera of Gateway College who represented Sri Lanka at the Asian Youth Netball Championship in Japan and Tiana Bollegala of Musaeus College who represented the Sri Lanka Schools Team in Australia.
The main focus will be the Under-20 match between the two schools. An exhibition match will be played between Methodist College, Colombo and Gateway College, Kandy.
The event will commence with the Under-15 match between Musaeus College and Gateway College.
Special awards will be presented to the best shooter, best centre court player and best defending player.