Three Lankans at Asian Junior Boxing Championships | FT Online
VUC Boxing added 2 new photos. December 2 . pita pita dewana waratath T.B. jayah BOXING shuurayooooooooooooo. Image may cadet bxing meet. A.B.A. Youth Championship Boxing Meet - Overall Runners-up; T.B Jaya Memorial Trophy They felt that the Club will be an asset to Royal College boxers. he won his weight at the L V Jayaweera, T. B. Jayah and Stubbs shield meets. was a stellar year in his career. The Best Boxer award came his way at this meet as well as at the Junior Nationals that followed.
The Principal at the time was Charles Hartley. A challenge shield was presented for the inter house boxing in by Donald Obeyesekere, and this gave Royal a head start over most other schools.
R obison, a Director of Education also assisted in training the boys. The son of the Bishop of Oxford, Sir R. Stubbs, when serving as the Colonial Secretary of Ceylon, bestowed a thrust to boxing that is still very much alive by presenting the Stubbs Shield for competition among schools, making them veritable nurseries of the noble art. It could be said of Donald Obeyesekere that he lit the torch of boxing at Royal, which was ably carried by his son, Danton, for 55 years!
This is best illustrated by the fact that Royal has participated in every Stubbs Shield meet since its inception inexcept in and Henricus won a gold medal for the country at the Empire Games in Sydney, Australia inwhilst A. Henricus represented the country at the Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland, in Danton Obeyesekere, Eddie Gray and Gen.
Royal emerged champions at the Stubbs Shield meet for the first time in during the centenary year, two years after Danton Obeyesekere had begun coaching the Royal team.
This record was subsequently broken by Vidyartha College, Kandy, who had seven consecutive wins Royal still holds the record for the most number of wins in the Stubbs Shield series with 18 wins. Our Team consisted of the winners of the 15 weight categories of the Stubbs Shield Meet that year.
They toured India for two contests. This dual lasted until Of these contests, most occasions, Ceylon teams won because of the high standard of our Stubbs Shield Selections. Mary's, Dehiwala was their Master in charge of boxing E. He was a shrewd tactician and was the man behind the scene. He always carried with him a page exercise book which contained the dates of birth, the weights and performances of boxers of all schools- No one could bluff him.
He could always predict the boxers and their weights of other schools boxers for forthcoming meets and thereby adjust his team to ensure victory. His sickness of severe Asthma followed by his retirement from Government Service as a teacher may have caused the downfall of St.
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Those affluent, went to schools such as Royal, St. Peters' Bambalapitiya, Trinity, St.Sylvesters boxing t.b Jayah semi final
Anthony's Kandy, Carey and Wesley. The less affluent ones went to Arethusa, Wellawatte, St. Mary's Dehiwala, Cathedral Kotahena and St.
The glorious history of the Stubbs Shield Boxing Tournament ~ Veyangoda Sport Club
This sponsorship has become a great salvation to the Schools Boxing Association which conducts the Meet. They have won the shield 18 times the highest ever for any school.
Except inRoyal has participated 84 times, which is also a record. They have won the shield consecutively for four years on two occasions from to and 40 years later from to Winning a medal for Sri Lanka is Isanka dream March 15,4: Sindujan to win the Light Fly Weight under 49 Kg final bout.
Sports Correspondent in Kandy. Withana Arachchige Isanka Sanjaya to give the youngster his full name, has been boxing for just five years. But in that time he has achieved what every schoolboy boxer dreams of.
Three Lankans at Asian Junior Boxing Championships 2013
Back inSanjaya watched in fascination as the celebrate Manju Wanniarchchi also from the same stable conducted training sessions at his school. It did not take long for the lod to start putting on boxing gloves. He interest had been awakened. Jayah and Stubbs shield meets.