The 75th Bradby Shield Encounter to kick off in style | Daily News

The 75th Bradby Shield Encounter to kick off in style

The Bradby Shield Rugby Encounter is the Blue Riband of the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby season.The first match between Royal College, Colombo and the Trinity College, Kandy was played way back in 1920. However the Bradby Shield Encounter has been played annually and uninterupted between the two traditional rivals since 1945, when the shield was first donated by Mr. E.L. Bradby, the Principal of Royal College at that time.

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Bradby Shield , which was created by Kandyan Silversmiths under the direction of Mr. E.L. Bradby. The winner of the series is decided based on the aggregate of the scores from the two matches one leg which is played in Colombo and other leg in Kandy. The significance of this year’s Bradby Shield Encounter, as well as the introduction of a number of new features and activities, was announced at the press conference by the Chairman of the rugby match organizing committee Harith Jayasuriya, at the Duncan White Auditorium at Ministry Of Sports on Friday evening.

During the press conference the histotic launch of the first Bradby Logo, the introduction of the toss coin, the re-launch of the official website, as well as the presentation of the 75th Anniversary first day cover and the stamp took place

It was announced that the commemorative coffee table book , containing the 75year history of the Bradby Shield encounter, would be launched along with the exclusive merchandise by the first week of May. This years Bradby Shield encounter will see the first ever Captains Enclosure for all the past captains and their spouses, as well as the expansion of the Royal Tuskers Enclosure, and exclusive pavilion with privileged seating and other benefits for members of the Royal College Union and their families.

The handing over of the Main Event Sponsorship cheque by Singer Sri Lanka Ltd took place including the other sponsors such as Arinma Holdings as the main team sponsor ,Brandix as co-sponsor, Vision care as the optical partner, Prima as Food partner, Milo as Beverage partner, Scan a water partner, the Omnicom as Media Group PR partner, Atim as the Digital media partner, Quadrangle as the social media partner, Bolt Gear as Clothing partner, Lanka Hospitals as the Health Care partner.Green Cabin as the Catering partner and HNB as the Banking partner while the Home Lands come in as the Royal Tuskers Partner. 


 

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