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Nisal Navodya Fernando excellent volleyball player

Dhammissara National School Nattandiya All Island Runners Up under 18 Volleyball Championship in 2018. The team posed for a photograph after the final game.  Seated in front L/R - Antony, Nilanka Sanjaya (Sports Advisor), Channa Jayasekera (Head Coach), Keertrhi Jayasekera (Prefect of Games), Kumaratunga Back Row Standing L/R – Mohamed Safan, Tishan Shanuka, Binara Hansana, Deyan Risith, Nisla Navodya Fernando, Ashen Rashmika, Achira Senanayake, Mahela Indiwara, Kavish Hansika, Rosham Fernando, Ishen Thiloc
Dhammissara National School Nattandiya All Island Runners Up under 18 Volleyball Championship in 2018. The team posed for a photograph after the final game. Seated in front L/R - Antony, Nilanka Sanjaya (Sports Advisor), Channa Jayasekera (Head Coach), K

Seventeen year old Volleyball Player, Athlete member of the Nattandiya United Volleyball Club Nisal Navodya Fernando excelled for his Alma Mater Dhammissara National School Nattandiya.

Nisal’s first school was Morakela Government Buddhist School and he was admitted to this school in 2008 when Priyantha Kumara was the Principal and his first class teacher was Mrs. Indrani. He studied up to Grade 9 of this school and he did athletics at the under 12 age group at the Schools Sports Meet and he won the 100 and 200 metre races and came second in long jump and representing the school in the Divisional Meet he won these three events

Following the footsteps of his father and coach former Sri Lanka Volleyball Player Nishantha Fernando at the Nattandiya United Volleyball Courts as a small boy he learnt the basics of the game. In 2016 he shifted to Dhammissara National School Nattandiya and came under the volleyball coach and Master in Charge of Volleyball Keerthi Jayasekera and in the same year he was selected to the under 14 volleyball team and his school emerged runners up of the District Tournament and participating in the All Island DSI Tournament they got the third place and in the same year participating in the Divisional, Zonal and District they were the winners but lost in the Provincial Tournament. In 2018 in the All Island under 18 DSI Tournament they came third and the same year they reached the quarter finals of the under 17 All Island National Schools Tournament and in the under 19 National Schools All Island Tournament they were the runners up and he was re awarded school colours for the third successive year.

With these performances under his belt Nisal was selected to the final 20 member squad for the tour of Bahrain. In 2019 representing Nattandiya United Volleyaball Club as the Baby of the Team his club were the Runners Up of the All Island Dialog Tournament.

In addition in the 2018 Inter House Sports Meet competing in the 200 and 800 metres he won convincingly and came second in Long Jump in the under 19 age group and Jeewan Jude was his Coach.

His Principal Anil Pushpakumara and Deputy Principal Mrs. Nilmini Rodrigo, Jayasekera were very helpful to him to achieve success.