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Ritzbury powers Sir John Tarbat Championship for tenth year

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Ritzbury, a well-known chocolate brand from CBL Foods International (Pvt.) Ltd., announced its 10th-year sponsorship of the 90th Sir John Tarbat School Athletic Championship to uplift standards of sports in Sri Lanka whilst supporting budding athletes. Standing as the oldest athletics championship in Sri Lanka, Ritzbury Sir John Tarbat Athletic Championship has produced numerous national and international level athletes. As a strong supporter of sports in Sri Lanka, Ritzbury – the sole sponsor of this year’s championship – will power both the senior and junior meets which are expected to attract over 18,000  school athletes from 800 schools. The Junior Championship will be conducted at the regional level on the following dates:
  • 1st regional meet  – 30 and 31 August – Anuradhapura
  • 2nd regional meet – 22 and 23 September – Embilipitiya
  • 3rd regional meet – 29 and 30 September and 1 October – Bandaragama
Meanwhile, athletes who qualify from the regional meets will participate in the finals of the Junior Championship, which will be conducted under four age groups – under 12, 13, 14, and 15. The Senior Athletics meet will take place from 13 to 16 September at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Diyagama, featuring competitors of the under 16, 18, and 20 categories. CBL Foods International General Manager – Marketing Nilupul de Silva said: “We are proud to sponsor the Ritzbury Sir John Tarbat Schools Athletic Championship once again. This championship has such an excellent track record in fostering Sri Lanka’s best sporting talents. It is noteworthy to mention that our ten-year-long association with this prestigious championship has been able to uplift its standards whilst supporting many budding athletes. Going beyond the normal sponsorship, we have been extending our support for high performers at this event on  a long-term development initiative. For this purpose, identifying and supporting talent is pivotal. We strongly believe our sponsorship of these athletes will contribute towards their progress over the years as they emerge into sporting stars of the future.” Sri Lanka Schools Athletic Association (SLSAA) President Dr. Kusala Fernando noted: “Ritzbury’s continuous sponsorship has made a huge difference and upgraded the standard of the Sir John Tarbat Schools Athletic Championship, and we see the improvement in these athletes who are among the nation’s brightest prospects. We really appreciate and honour Ritzbury for taking the initiative and going out of its way to fund talented athletes who face many difficulties financially. Expenses towards their sport are a daily challenge and Ritzbury’s renewed commitment to developing the skills and talents of our winning athletes through steadfast financial support is greatly appreciated. There is no doubt that this contribution and support is a massive boost and will make them more determined to succeed.” Noted for being a strong supporter of sports in Sri Lanka, Ritzbury continues to foster young, hopeful sportsmen and women. The Ritzbury “Mawbimta Weerayek” initiative was launched three years ago to power the dreams of our national-level athletes.

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