Jul 21, 2018

HSBC Future Lions target 800 new junior players islandwide

The HSBC Future Lions Program which was initiated last year in five island wide locations, namely Welisara, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Anuradhapura and Kilinochchi and with the participation of over 300 school children, seems to have almost come full circle said Mr.Dirk Flamer-Caldera a member of the  ‘Future Lions’ organizing sub-committee.
The programs in Welisara, Anuradhapura and Kilinochchi continued throughout the year thanks to the generosity of the Sri Lanka Golf Union. The Sri Lanka Armed Forces as well as the Kandy and Nuwara Eliya Golf Clubs ably took ownership of these programs and conducted them with considerable success.
Following on a novices tournament was held for the juniors of the Welisara, Anuradhapura and Kilinochchi academies in April 2018. The team event was won by Kilinochchi and the best individual score came from Anuradhapura. The SLGU takes pride in the fact that four promising kids from each of these three academies will travel to Colombo to participate in the HSBC international tournament due to be played on the 1st of August 2018. 
The HSBC Future Lions Program / The Schools Golf Development Program will start afresh once more on the 27th of July 2018, with the addition of three new locations namely, Eagles Golf Links China Bay, Diyatalawa Army Golf Course and Shangri la golf course Hambantota and targeting 800 new junior players islandwide. 
MAS Kreeda , the apparel partner will provide sportswear for the ‘Future Lions’ programme. Speaking on the sponsorship, Sarinda Unamboowe, CEO/Managing Director “MAS KREEDA is happy to once again be a part of the HSBC Sri Lanka International Junior Golf Championship 2018 following what was a very successful kickoff in 2017. I was proud to see this initiative take flight and have a positive effect on Junior Golf in the island. To ensure the further growth of golfing talent we at KREEDA look forward to the prospect of working cohesively with the Sri Lanka Golf Union to increase accessibility and opportunity for junior golfer’s island wide. I would also like to wish the SLGU the best of luck on this exciting program”
IMORICH Premium Ice Cream from Elephant House has once again partnered with the Sri Lanka Golf Union for the HSBC Premier Sri Lanka International Junior Golf Championships as the official “Indulgence Partner”. IMORICH Premium Ice Cream is happy to be on board for the second consecutive year and sees this as an ideal platform for the brand. 
Olu water is the official beverage partner and Callaway Golf is the equipment partner, continuing its sponsorship from last year. 
Chandana Weerasinghe representative for Callaway Golf in Sri Lanka, commented, “Callaway Golf is the world's largest maker of premium, performance golf products and we are happy to sponsor the select juniors at different locations of this year’s outreach program. 
To register and for more information, all schools and parents may call Duminda on 0714-327343 (SLGU Hotline)  
HSBC Premier Clients can register by contacting their respective relationship managers.