Kingswood Old Boys’ Association (OBA) Australia was formed in 2007 with the main
objectives of continuing and strengthening relationships among past Kingswoodians
resident throughout Australia to cherish and maintain values of Kingswood and to build
and provision funding to our alma mater for its own betterment and continuation and
more importantly to fund our charitable projects to help under privileged children in Sri
As old boys of Kingswood College Kandy we are very much dedicated to bear the
responsibilities lying upon us as well as carry the effects of the values and ethos of the
School. We will continually operate in line with our values to pursuit the best outcome
for the community by carrying the great legacy set over 128 years ago by our founder;
Principal Mr L.E Blaze.
As old boys of the school that introduced rugby football to the Sri Lankan curriculum (in
1891) we are very proud to have organized the first ever touch rugby 7s tournament
among the Sri Lankan community in Australia in 2009. The annual Rugby 7s has since
emerged as one of the most popular and looked-forward to events of the Association’s
calendar which, beginning as a highlight of Melbourne and its suburbs, has now spread
on to attract international and interstate interest. A team from New Zealand were
amongst the last year’s participants and we are expecting a team from Adelaide this
Kingswood Touch Rugby 7s is arguably the largest sporting event organized by a Sri
Lankan Association/Club based in Australia which invites both school and club-level
participation. Among the main objectives of our organization is to reach out to the wider
Sri Lankan community resident in Australia and to foster positive social and community
relations through team sport and collective culture. In its nine year history, the event
has proven to be a cherished opportunity to build and renew relations with members of
the community and to relax on a worthy day out with friends and family. All efforts are
made to continually improve what the participant has on offer and to make the
tournament professional and enjoyable for all teams and fans. Among the organization’s
larger focuses in hosting the tournament are the value placed on healthy competition,
good sportsmanship and warm friendship.
The Rugby Victoria has also officially partnered with this event this year to further improve the standards and exposure of this major sporting event.
Kingswood Touch Rugby 7s will be contested under four segments: as Cup, Plate, Bowl
and Shield championships. This compartmentalized player environment is meant to
bolster opportunities and will feature qualified referees, the presence of representatives
of Box Hill Rugby Union and gain from the recognition of the tournament being a
The event will be covered by expert media and all the prizes, awards which include trophies for the best player and the winning teams will be distributed at the formal
awards ceremony which will follow the day’s play.
In terms of the funding; we have received considerable financial support as well as
valuable expertise in the past years from a number of distinguished Old Boys of
Kingswood College. The support of sponsors and patrons is immense for the success and
longevity of our Old Boys Association in Australia and we would not have come thus far
without their well-wishes.
Kingswood is a school where collective culture is promoted and cherished over individualism, and the Kingswood OBA in Australia strives to maintain these positive
values which, over the years, have become part and parcel of our vision and worldview.
The Kingswood OBA is pleased to extend this invitation to everyone interested to join us and take part in the Kingswood Touch Rugby 7’s 2019; to support the teams, to have a
relaxing day out refreshing relationships, or in making new ones.