Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00
The Royal College Group of ’91 is holding their annual touch rugby tournament, Royal Rugby Fiesta, for the 13th consecutive year on 1 November 2014 at the CR and FC grounds.
The first Royal Rugby Fiesta was organised in 2002 with the prime objective of bringing various groups of past students together. The Royal Rugby Fiesta has become one of the most important rugby events on the calendar of the Royal College Union from the tournament’s inception.
This year’s event will be held on a grand scale as organisers plan to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Royal Rugby Fiesta. Rugby matches will start at 1.00 p.m. and go on until 8.30 p.m. The semi-finals and final matches will be played under flood lights.
Spectators can witness exciting touch rugby throughout the evening. An estimated 25 rugby teams and 1,000 spectators are expected for the event. In the past, this event has been patronised by leading rugby players from Royal College, some of whom later went on to represent various clubs and the country too.
The participants include leading personalities from the corporate world and other distinguished professionals such as doctors, engineers, architects, accountants and academics etc.
Matches will be played in the 20 to 30 years age group (junior category – for the Summa Navaratnam Challenge Trophy), 31-40 years age group (mid category – for the Group of ‘91 Challenge Trophy) and 41 plus age group (senior category for the Senior Challenge Trophy).
Each successive year, the organising committee has made sure that novel items were introduced to make the event more attractive. This year too several new items will be included. The award-winning Sri Lanka women’s rugby team will be felicitated for their recent triumph and will be in action.
This is an event for the entire family with several competitions for the ladies and children. There will be a special entertainment area for kids as well as adults. Magic shows, face painting, pony rides, bouncer, popcorn hut, magic balloons, clowns, beer garden, BBQ stations, cocktail bars and foot therapy centres.
Renowned DJ music will be available from the beginning and a popular live band will be in action in the evening. Several food stalls will also be present at the grounds. Organisers are also planning to have an eye-catching fireworks display to make this event a more colourful one.