First artificial football turf opened in Baddegana | Sunday Observer

First artificial football turf opened in Baddegana

Football Federation of Sri Lanka has organized grand official opening of Sri Lanka’s first artificial Football turf on Saturday, 10th March 2018 at 9.30 a.m. by Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara along with FFSL President Anura de Silva, FFSL General Secretary Jaswar Umar, Executive members and with many Regional Leagues Officials.

This artificial turf was funded by FIFA and shall be used for Sri Lanka National team preparations for International games. Complying with International standards, this turf provides an opportunity to train National teams in any weather conditions.

“We are delighted to open this fantastic sports infrastructure for Football for the first time in the country and we will support continuously to develop Football in Sri Lanka” said the Minister of Sports.

“It is a pleasure to have this facility for FFSL which is a vital part in preparing our national teams for International games. We thank FIFA, AFC and Ministry of Sport for keeping confidence in Football and supporting the game in every aspect”, said President Anura de Silva.

“This is part of our football vision for 2030 and there are many similar development programs scheduled to take place in the near future for the development of our football right throughout the country” said the General Secretary of FFSL.

Beddegana artificial football pitch and the training center will provide residential training facilities for 40 players and 15 officials at any given time. This also has its Cafeteria, Auditorium and Gymnasium as part of the Complex.