Nestle Lanka entering into partnership with RCU to be the official sponsor for the Bradby Fiesta Kids Zone From left: Bradby Fiesta 201810&U Rugby Carnival Director Roshan Adams, Bradby Fiesta 2018 Chairman Boshan Dayaratne, Milo Senior Brand Manager Mohamed Ali and Bradby Fiesta 2018 Director, Legal Charith Galhena
The Bradby Fiesta 2018 is going to mark the zenith to a festive April in Colombo by adding a carnival atmosphere to a historic rivalry, in the form of a game of rugby.
Bradby Fiesta 2018 is the rugby carnival organised to coincide with the Colombo leg of the game of rugby played between the two schools Royal College, Colombo and the Trinity College Kandy, known around the globe as Bradby Shield. The Colombo leg of the 74th Bradby Shield being the 1st of two games, is scheduled to be held on 21 April, at the Royal College, Sports Complex.
Bradby Fiesta was originally organised by the Royal College Union (RCU) to accommodate those who miss the opportunity to witness the live action at the venue – due to seating constraints – to experience the game live on giant screens placed at Bloomfield grounds, situated adjacent to the Sports Complex.
Over the years it has grown into a much anticipated carnival and an after party, which runs from 9 a.m. to 12 midnight on the day of the game. RCU in recognition of its social responsibility called off the Bradby Fiesta 2017, at a time when all the arrangements have been made, in consideration of the calamity the country was faced during the nationwide floods experienced in June, last year.
Adding to the excitement of the game, carnival atmosphere and the festivities, Milo in partnership with the RCU has lined up a host of activities to engage the kids along with their families at the Fiesta. The Fiesta has transformed the game that was once enjoyed by the fathers to an event of entertainment for the entire family.
The extravagance of the game is now open to kids from the morning, as Milo is hosting a special Kids Zone at the Fiesta. Milo who has been a partner of Brady Fiesta from the very inception of it, has added a wide array of fun games for kids at the Kids Zone, that are specially designed for kids with so many attractive and exciting giveaways including mountain bicycles. The Kids Zone will also feature a Breakfast Zone, fun and energy moves, fun selfies, etc.
Milo together with the organisers has taken special care and effort to ensure that games at kids zone present a challenge in both aspects physically and mentally, so that Fiesta would offer something more than fun and games for kids.
Bradby Fiesta 2018 in partnership with Milo is also to host a Tag Rugby Carnival with the participation of more than 12 school teams from under 10 category to promote and infuse the need amongst the players of tomorrow to take up the game of rugby.
Nestle Lanka PLC has entered into a three year contract with the Royal College Union, to empower and ensure the future success of Bradby Fiesta, together with other sponsors. Milo, being one of the leading among an array of products offered to the Sri Lankan consumer by Nestle, holds a reputation of being a strong supporter and a promoter of school sports for over three decades by nurturing the young talent while empowering the lives of hundreds of thousands of promising athletes each year.
Sujeeva and Ravi to be chief guests at 74th Bradby
The first leg of the 74th Bradby Shield will take place at the Royal Sports Complex on 21 April.
The 1981 Royal skipper Sujeewa Cooray will be the Chief Guest at the encounter.
The second leg will take place at Palleklle on 5 May with 1981 Trinity skipper Ravi Bandaranayake gracing the occasion. (SJ)