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Tharindu appointed basketball coach for U-23 WC

Tharindu Fernando
Tharindu Fernando

The Head of Coach of Gateway College, Colombo Tharindu Fernando has been appointed as the coach of the Sri Lanka Under-23 Team for the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Mongolia.

Tharindu’s appointment has been made by the Sri Lanka Basketball Federation (SLBF) with the blessing of the Sports Ministry and President, SLBF Aelian Gunawardene.

He is expected to have a long run in the role rather than just do one off assignment.

Tharindu began his coaching career as a teenager while still at school, 25 years ago.

His passion and love for the game has taken him places. In an unblemished career, he has gone on to win many championships and in turn has made Gateway a formidable force in the game of basketball.

“You don’t have to be the biggest, fastest, strongest player out there. You can’t control your height. You can’t control your athleticism compared to your competitors. But you can control your efforts. You can control your attitude. You can control your work ethic,” Fernando said.


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