Rotaract Champions League 2018, the four-day Rotaract inter-club sporting extravaganza organized by Rotaract District 3220 Sri Lanka & Maldives was successfully unveiled with the envision of redefining friendship. During 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th of January, with a participation of over 1200 rotaractors from more than 50 clubs of the district, RCL’18 made a platform for all the rotaractors to enjoy sports. Rotaract District 3220 organized this event for the fourth consecutive time as a special club service endeavor aiming to develop team spirit, leadership skills and fellowship among the active youth of the movement. Passionate and talented rotaractors from all over the country showcased their talents in a range of sports including basketball, chess, carom, swimming, tennis, badminton, futsal, handball, rugby, cricket, and athletics in order to taste the sweetness of victory and claim the shield.
This year, for the first time in Rotaract Alumni Mora history, over a half of the club membership enthusiastically participated in RCL’18, tasting both the sweetness of victory and the bitterness of defeat. Making into the RCL sporting arena for the first time, we managed to grab the overall 11th place with one gold, one silver, and three bronze medals to cushion the medals tally. Rotaract Alumni Mora Table Tennis players lead by Rtr. Dulan Nakandala showcased their talent, passion, and seniority by defeating Rotaract Mora in the finals and taking the first gold medal of Alumni Mora history at RCL.
Rtr. Shanika Sandeepani showing flying colours in her familiar field secured the second place in women’s shot-put event. Sporty athletes themselves with great passion, Rtr. Janaka Nuwan won a bronze in men’s 200 m, while Rtr. Dinithi Warnasooriya secured a bronze in 25 m women’s breaststroke. Women’s basketball team also managed to win a bronze medal for the club, amidst the tough competition from other clubs. With the contribution from over half of the club members, Rotaract Alumni Mora managed to add some notable performances in sporting events of Chess, Men’s Handball, Men’s Futsal, Men’s Tug of War, Women’s Tug of War and Badminton.
Rotaract Champions League 2018 concluded on a high note with Rotaract Club of General Sir John Kotalawela Defence University retaining the overall title for the fourth consecutive year. The invincible effort put in by the organizing committee, led by the Rotaract District Committee and the Rotaract Clubs who hosted each sport ensured that all the participants enjoyed taking part in sports in an atmosphere of fellowship and passion.
By Rtr. Hiruni Bandara