The “33rd MBA Inter-Firm Team Badminton Championships 2016” came to a close on Sunday the 30th of October with the ever valiant Shuttlers of the McLarens Group emerging as the overall champions of the Tournament for the second time. The tournament comprising of over 60 companies and 218 teams competing in 19 categories is categorized as one of the toughest and most competitive events in the badminton Calendar. Through fierce competition and high tension matches the McLarens Shuttlers fought their way to the trophy with their skill, sheer force of will and unwavering determination to win the overall championship along with the most prestige’s titles on the respective divisions.
Amongst the divisional victories and podium finishes were first place for Men’s “A”, Women’s “A”, Men’s “B”, Men’s Veterans “A” and Women’s over 35 (Veterans) divisions. Second place victories yielded the Men’s “Masters and Men’s “F” divisions with a third place victory claimed by the Women’s “B” division and additional fourth place podium finishes in the Men’s Veterans “A” and Women’s “A” divisions.
Further to these amazing accolades the MBA acknowledged the McLarens Group Shuttlers for their outstanding skill and resolve by awarding “Best Player Awards” by divisions to Sachin Dias (Men’s A), Thilini Hendahewa (Women’s A), Ovin Rathnasekera (Men’s B), Upendra Jayawardena (Men’s Veterans A) and Kaushali Dissanayake (Women’s over 35 (Veterans).
These remarkable athletes with their awe inspiring victories and achievements have brought great honor and pride to the sport and to the McLarens Group of companies and they serve as role models to aspiring sports men and women. We take this opportunity to wish the team members and thank the support staff for bringing glory to McLarens. We eagerly look forward to their future successes and endeavors.