In a bid to elevate the National Netball team to the next level after being crowned the Queens of Asian Netball, connectivity provider Dialog Axiata PLC, continuing its promise to support national sports has come forth to power the Senior National Championship for the fourth consecutive time.
The Senior National tourney will be worked-off on February 11 and 12 at the Torrington Ground, Colombo, while the semi-final and the grand finale will be played at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, Colombo on February 13. 35 plus teams who will compete for the crown. The Senior National Netball Championship acts as the premier talent identification tourney for the Netball Federation of Sri Lanka to expand the national pool with new talent especially as the National Netball Team will be preparing for the 2023 World Cup which will be played from July 28 to August 6 in Cape Town, South Africa.
As the principal sponsor, Dialog Axiata PLC has planned to LIVE stream the Semi-finals and the Final via thepapare.com, Dialog ViU mobile app and will also be shown LIVE on Dialog TV Channel 140 from 1.00Pm onwards.
“In the last few years the team has improved in leaps and bounds, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dialog Axiata for being with us as a valued partner,” Victoria Lakshmi, NFSL President said. “Winning the Asian Crown was a major morale and confidence booster and for the team and we trust that the momentum that was built will continue at the World Championship later this year.”
“As a corporate that supports the upliftment of Sri Lankan talent, we are indeed honoured to have partnered with the NFSL to host a tourney of this magnitude which identifies and nourishes future talent who will compete at the highest level of the sport,” Harsha Samaranayake, Vice President – Brand and Media, Group Marketing, Dialog Axiata PLC said. “I would like to congratulate the NFSL for their commitment and leadership for bringing back to back Asia netball crowns to Sri Lanka,” he further said.
In the last National Netball Championship tourney, HNB Netball Team representing Mercantile Netball Association walked away with the cup defeating Air Force 49-47 in the final.
Dialog Axiata is the proud sponsor of the Sri Lanka National Cricket, Volleyball, Netball and Esports teams. The Company also has a close association with the President’s Gold Cup Volleyball, National Junior and Senior Netball tourneys, Schools Rugby, Paralympic sports – by powering the Army Para Games, National Para Games and the Sri Lankan contingent to the World Paralympic Games.