Basketball Development Project

Background - 
TCKAA has undertaken an initiative to rehabilitate the basketball court that is badly in need of repairs and to bring the court to international standards. Some of the improvements include flood lights, setting terraces for students and resurfacing the court. The objective is not only to have a court with best facilities but also to assist students play high quality basketball. We consider this project as another step by the school and its old boys to build a healthy society for a peaceful and prosperous nation.

Additionally, the venue would benefit basketball players from other schools in the Kandy District.

TCKAA is coordinating the project with Trinity College Principal- Brigadier W.G. K. Ariyaratne. Mr. Anton Nelson (Basketball Lion) has also agreed to help us to unsure the smooth completion of this project. TCKAA has agreed in principal to refurbish the court. The following program has been planned to bring in a new era of Basketball in Trinity. The program is of two fold.

1. To refurbish the Basketball court with a better surface playing area , install a safe ring and post (the current post has safety issues), install floodlights to facilitate greater playing / practicing hours and an official scoring board to bring the court up to required standards and spectator convenience. (The contribution of the TCK-OBA-DC will be used for this purpose)

2. To Review Basketball in Trinity by bringing in systems to promote the game from the under 9 level (mini Basketball), whereby the fundamentals and the game techniques will be inculcated at U 9, 11 and U 13 levels, which will form the base of developing champion teams. (This program is more on the soft side of the project whereby programs to begin coaching at the junior levels and having house matches etc will commence. There would be a slight cost in re-doing the facilities in Junior school, and also a marginal cost in having an additional coach, which could either be funded by the excess (if any) of the contribution or a fresh funding program will be sort).

Current Progress

  • TCKAA has signed and an MOU with the principal of TCK expressing their willingness to make a monetary contribution for the purpose  of renovating the basketball court.
  •  The signed MOU was collected by me and a scanned copy was sent to Mr. Nalin Liyanamana (Treasurer).
  •  A meeting was held recently with the following in attendance.
    Principal TCK - Brig W G K Ariyaratne
    Prefect of Games – Mr. Ehelemalpe
    Master In Charge of Administration – Mr. Gamini Dullawe (In charge of all construction of the school and the coordinator for this project)
    Master in Charge of Basketball – Mr. Ravindran
    Coach – Ranura Nanayakkara
    Anton Nelson – Former Basketball Lion and Liason for TCKA
Given below is a list of events that need to take place for the successful completion of the project. Mr. Anton Nelson will provide technical assistance and help coordinate the project in Sri Lanka. 

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