In the 43rd National Sports Festival Northern girls have won a Silver in the Women’s Basket Ball event with the Male team winning the Bronze in the Men’s Basket ball event.
Incidentally, this is the first time that the Men’s team had reached the Bronze level. The Women’s team which advanced to the finals in the Final stages, clinched the Silver. T. Sivathas acted as the coach of the finalist from the North.
It is notable that the Men’s team which fought up to Seminal rounds established a record in clinching a Bronze for the first time in the semi finals. S.Prasanna and Kapilan acted as the Coaches for the Men’s Team.
It is still another notable fact that the Northern athletes have scored theses records, amidst non-availability of courts and training in the piece of land inside Old Park, obtained through the special projects of the Jaffna District Basket ball Federation.