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Melbourne Rebels team flies to Sri Lanka to promote Rugby and Sports Tourism

( Posted on August 28, 2023 )

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, in collaboration with the Ministry of Sports and Agoal Rugby, has organized an exclusive Rugby tournament in order to promote Sri Lanka as a Sports Tourism destination and give an opportunity to young Sri Lankan Rugby players an opportunity to showcase their talent both locally and internationally. Sri Lanka Tourism has always been a keen supporter of Sports tourism, and this will highlight Sri Lanka as an ideal destination to hold sports events with its diverse opportunities for any event.

The main purpose of this tournament is to assess the standards of the local women rugby players and offer overseas training /Scholarships to selected players. The women’s Rugby Tournament is scheduled to take place on the 29th of August 2023 at the CR & FC Grounds with the participation of four Women’s Rugby teams – SL Army SC, SL Air Force SC, C.R. & F.C and SL Navy SC. A special training program will also be arranged for several Girls & Boys schools from Colombo between 3.00pm to 4.30pm at the same venue.

The delegation from Australia who are expected to participate in this occasion includes the CEO of Melbourne Rebels, President of Rugby Victoria, and ex wallabies’ player and coach Nick Stiles. This will be a great opportunity to promote Rugby among Sri Lankan Girls schools and create a talented second generation of players, as well as to get the exposure and coordinate with foreign professionals. An exclusive line up of events are included in the Tourism calendar this year, to make Sri Lanka be highlighted as a world renowned tourist destination as well as a nation which has a keen interest in sports.

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