A First in Manhattan: Sri Lankan Schools Tag Rugby 7s under lights May 12



“At 7:30pm, we will see an unseen : 7 schools, 9 teams, two trophies  in Manhattan under lights at Pier 40. Am a bit stressed and excited” says Thikshan Arulampalam (also known as ‘Lampy) who is a Trustee of STC-NYC and Head of the Organising Committee.

“We old Thomians in the NY area are organizing it. It is the 1st time such an event will be held in Manhattan. Rugby ends at 10/30 -11 and the seamless After-Party kicks off right after. Tickets: Sold Out “

 Official Callout :  The Rugby event is intended to be as fun as well as fiercely competitive. 7 schools have confirmed participation. We hope it brings out some old school rivalries and friendship. In order to keep officiating impartial and to support local rugby enthusiast, Play Rugby USA will manage and officiate the event. The teams will compete to win the Sri Lankan Airlines trophy.

The general public is welcomed to attend the rugby event at Pier 40. It is Free.

As a part of the overall Rugby Festival (both the tournament and after party), a published souvenir will commemorate the event as well as help the Foundation raise sponsorship donations from friends of STC and Corporate sponsors.

The funds raised will be channeled to facilitate an underprivileged child have a privileged education.

Save the Date :

What: 1st NYC Sri Lankan Schools Tag Rugby Festival.
When: May 12th from 7pm -11pm (under lights)
Where: Pier 40 NYC

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About STC-NYC : A private not-for-profit foundation that funds education and amateur sports development at S. Thomas’ College and other selected Schools in Sri Lanka as well helping projects that assist underprivileged children in Sri Lanka receive a better education. The organization’s members are alumni of S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia, S. Thomas’ College Prep School Kollupitiya, S. Thomas’ College Bandarawela and S. Thomas’ College Gurutalawa.

Scoreboard :

Trinity beat St. Peters and Royal beat S.Thomas’ in the semi-final’s; It was a Trinity vs Royal final which saw Trinity victorious and worthy winners of the Sri Lankan Air Trophy.


“The STC-NYC tournament brought together a beautiful community of all ages from across the continent. As a spectator, I really enjoyed seeing the team spirit and pride in equal balance with sportsmanship. It was an ideal way for an outsider to experience the friendliness of Sri Lankan community.”

Amber Featherstone, resident, NYC

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