Greater future for SPC football with every milestone achieved

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St. Peter’s College (SPC) achieved yet another milestone in their journey in football, when they were placed Runners-up at the Sri Lanka Schools Football Association Under 17 All Island Tournament, which concluded recently. On Friday 31 October saw the conclusion of the Finals between St. Peter’s College Colombo and St. Henry’s College, Ilavalai, where SPC was placed Runners-up after a strenuous but glorious journey, when they met formidable opponents whom they were able to beat, to arrive at this level. In the group final round matches SPC beat much famed teams – Joseph Vaz, Wennappuwa (2-0), Hewavitharana College, Rajagiriya who were one of the favourites to win this year (4-3 through penalty shootouts) and Zahira Gampola (1-0). They even beat, Zahira Colombo in the preliminary matches (1-0). This is a significant achievement for SPC, for having bagged both the Under 17 and Under 19 Runner-up trophies in their respective tournaments. These accomplishments have roused a keen interest amongst the juniors in College where young boys in the age group of 8-10 where seen practicing this wonderful sport and posing for a photograph thereafter. The passion shown towards this sport will no doubt pave the way for a greater future for SPC football.