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  • HISTORY
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  • RUGBY BOARD
  • HONORARY LIFE MEMBER

THROUGH THE PAGES OF HISTORY…………………

As we turn back the pages of history we unfold events that led to the formation of this club a passing reference had been made to Ceylonese Rugger which at the time was clamoring for recognition before the CR & FC was formed.

As history records it all started when the founding father Colonel Ernest Huntley Joseph established Ceylonese Rugger he grouped together a rugger team to play on the Nondescripts Cricket Club Grounds. Colonel Joseph who was the President of the N.C.C. took charge of his players, coached them and organized fixtures with other established and reputed clubs. The instant success achieved prompted him to form a truly Ceylonese Rugby&Football Club and for this purpose public opinion and support was canvassed.The Clubwhich took root in 1922displayed hisregimental colours of Red and Blue and as it grew in stature adhered to steadfastprincipals,highest traditions and dignity and was soonconsidered the mecca of rugby. Through the years the Club had produced many high profile and outstanding players from a team popularly known as the ‘Red Shirts’ and many went on to represent the Country with distinction.The Club today is acknowledged both locally and abroadas the most important and prestigious Rugby Club in Sri Lanka and is in the process of initiating a program to establish a Rugby Academy to develop rugby standards and nurture and groom aspiring ruggerites to attain national and international recognition.

As the Clubprepares for another year of great promise and exciting rugby scheduled to commence from November 2014 onwards as a Club we enthuse with much expectations to reach the top rung in the game. The game of rugby needs money and the team’s performance is heavily dependent on it and to achieve this, thefocus need to be on financial resources in order to maintain the rugby squad, grounds and other related activities for which the Club seeks the generosity of many to realize this dream.

As of recent times the Club has seen many developments and improvements with a facelift in appearance and refurbishments which makes the precincts more comfortable and pleasant for its members. The past few months the Club embarked on many projects which will benefit the members. Improvements to the Billiards Room, Squash Courts and Floodlit Tennis Courts. Stressing emphasis on fitness the Club provided its Members with a Gymnasium, Swimming Pool and Indoor Badminton and further ventured for an Archery Range as a relaxation. For entertainment the Club outsourced Soap Football fun game and established Playtrix which is a sports Bar and Café.

The main entrance and side gate has been impressively installed through the kind courtesy of the Sri Lanka Army. Contracts have been renewed on corporate advertising billboards which adds a colorful appearance to the grounds and the Club hosted many International musical shows and live telecasts of sporting events. In a progressive plan the Club is in the process of acquiring a transformer and a generator to proceed ahead with delayed projects in the pipeline.
With the season to unfold at years end, the Club’s “ Red Shirts “ ready themselves to battle it out on the rugby fields of Colombo and Hill Country and our enterprising squad is shining their armory gearing for combat led by Captain…………………………and his battalion of players comprising………..names………………….

With all these achievements the ensuing year would see the Club without doubt be a popular rendezvous for rugby, entertainment and relaxation, thanks to the many hands on who made this a success story with many more chapters to turn over as the years roll on.


CR & FC……….. a ‘Red Hot’ story of Success !

Mr. Ravi Guneratne –President

Mr. Sriyan Cooray- Deputy President

Mr. Hamza Hassanally – Hony. General Secy.

Mr.Ashiq Lafir – Hony. Treasurer

Mr. Tharanga Gunasekera – Hony. Asst. Gen. Secy

Mr. Jakque Diasz- Hony. Asst.Treasurer

Mr. Sean Dwight – Vice President

Mr. Ravi Perera – Vice President

Mr.Janindha Dunuwille – Bar Secretary

Mr.Gayan Amarasinghe – Restaurant Secy.

Mr. Mano Jayarajan – Chairman Other Games

Mr. Reza Marjan – Social Secretary

Mr. Tanesh Dias

Mr. Dyan Dunuwille  – Ground & Pavilion Secretary

Mr. Michael Matthysz- Hon. Life Member

Mr. Ajith Abeyratne – Chairman Rugby

Mr. Chula Dharmadasa  – Past President

Mr. Shane Sammandapperuma –Rugby Captain

Mr. Hamza Hassanally

Mr. Niranjan Kodikara

Mr. Nissanka Goonesekera

Mr. Sujeeva Cooray

Mr. Jeremy David

Mr. Rienzie Fernando

Mr. Raji T De Sylva

Mr. Hemaka Amarasuriya

Mr. G.Manik Pereira

 

Head Coach
– Mr. Ben MacDougall

 

Assistant Coach
– Mr. Dhanushka Botheju

 

Mr. Ajith Abeyratne – Chairman Rugby

Mr.  Mangala De Silva – Rugby Secretary

Mr. Hiran Muttiah

Mr.Vipula Dharmadasa

Mr. Savantha De Saram

Mr. Ravi Guneratne

Mr. Sriyan Cooray

Mr. C.P.Abeygunawardena

Mr. Dunstan De Silva – Manager Rugby


Mr. S.Navaratnam

Mr. I.Coomaraswamy

Mr. M.I.A.Cader

Mr. R.T.Molligoda

Mr. Chula Dharmadasa

Mr. Tony De Sylva

Mr. Michael Matthysz

Mr. G.Weinman

Mr. D.V.P.Samarasekera

Mr. U.L.Kaluaratchi

Mr. Mohan Balasuriya

Mr. Raji T De Sylva

Mr. G.Manik Pereira