With the end of another British university year rapidly approaching, the Tamil society sports league once again came to another exciting climax.
After a hugely passionate season, with teams from universities across London battling it out on the football pitches and netball courts, only one team from each sport could claim the top prize at an elegant awards ceremony.
Once again held at the stylish Tuli restaurant, in the heart of London Bridge, the night featured an extravagant 3-course buffet, with guests dressed in stylish formal attire.
After a warm welcome from the hosts of the league, King’s College London Tamil Society, guests had the chance to catch up with friends and also attempt a quiz organised by the committee, putting to the test how well the students knew their Tamil punch-line catchphrases and gaana songs.
The climax of the night came when it was time for the winning teams to be crowned champions.
For the footballers, the honour went to Kingston University captained by Santhosh Sornalingam, having been unbeaten all season, and making it their second title in as many years. The King’s College London A netball team, captained by Krishani Sriraveenthran, managed to retain their title, also making it their second win in a row, after beating off stiff competition from the rest of the league.
Players also won individual awards for outstanding performances, as voted for by the league captains, listed below.
Shoban Rahulapaskaran, Co-Sports Officer for KCLTS with Kirisanth Pathmanathan, commented,
“This season the football league has gotten much stronger and more competitive, especially with the introduction of the knock-out stages. They ensured the competition was really open and shows the depth of the talent out there in the league.”
The event was the last of this year’s King’s College London Tamil Society events, with all the money raised going towards the Sivan Arul Ilam Charity in Mannar. The event was also a chance for the Tamil society to continue their “Boycott Sri Lanka Cricket Campaign”, with guests signing postcards addressed to the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Jeny Selvarajah, a fellow Sports officer in charge of Netball, also gave a shout out to all this year’s participants saying,
“Well done to all the participants for making such a successful year, I have loved every minute of it and there's not a single Wednesday when I don't think of netball.
I hope to see you all next year when it's even bigger and better!”
Photographs courtesy of Achu's Snaps.
See a report from last year's event inaugural here.
|List of indivdual awards|
|Top Scorer||Chrishanth Maxwell|
|Best Newcomer||Jasper Ashwin Raja|