NETBALL

Netball is one of the most popular female sports in Sri Lanka. It is enjoyed in schools and clubs up and down the country during the season from November to April, making this sparkling gem of the Indian Ocean the perfect place for your sports tour.

With excellent facilities on offer and a host of friendly players eager to take on your team, Sri Lanka can provide satisfying on-court competition, all to the backdrop of one of the most sought-after countries for tourism in the world.

Our specialist sports division arranges the tour to your exact requirements directly from Colombo, bringing you the expertise and value-for-money deals that come from being part of one of Sri Lanka's largest tailor-made holiday companies.

When you join a netball tour of Sri Lanka with Red Dot Sports, don’t be surprised if even a decent-sized crowd turns out to watch you in action.

Sri Lanka first came on to the netball scene professionally back in 1921 since then they have made great strides in the sport. Since August 2016 the Sri Lankan women’s team have been ranked among the top 30 teams in the world.

As well as the sport, you can fill your itinerary with visits to ancient ruined cities, seek out elephants and leopards in one of Sri Lanka's game parks, laze on a tropical beach, try out water-sports, or discover the ins-and-outs of Colombo, one of the most welcoming and compact cities in Asia.

There is also the chance to partner with a Sri Lankan charitable foundation to run a coaching and development camp, or organise a community netball tournament to help teach women and girls leadership and team-building skills.

Few places can rival Sri Lanka for beauty, variety and charm. Welcome to the island with a little bit of everything.

Day Guide

On arrival in Colombo, you will be met by our local Red Dot representative who will act as your local tour guide during your holiday in Sri Lanka. You will then transfer to the OZO Colombo where you can recuperate and relax.

Day 01


The second day of the tour will be devoted to being an academic day, in the morning head over to the BRC grounds for some light training. The evening has been kept at leisure giving you the option of either relaxing at your hotel or exploring Colombo.

Day 02


Match Day | 01 – Nondescripts CC (NCC)

NCC has a distinctly colonial ambience with its wooden-floored pavilion, circular ceiling fans and comfortable planter's chairs. It is a picturesque venue, full of large tropical trees and ringed by white walls rather than empty terraces.

Day 03


Match Day | 02 – Burgher Recreation Club Ground (BRC)

Sri Lanka has a thriving Burgher community that have descended from the island’s Portuguese and Dutch invaders and this ground is home to their leading cricket club. The ground is found in the leafy suburb of Havelock Town and is close to Galle Road and the centre of Colombo.

Day 04


On this morning you will transfer to Kandy which is considered to be the Sri Lankan hill capital, here you will stay at the OZO Kandy. En route you will visit the Millennium Elephant Foundation (MEF). Spend a few hours with an elephant expert and animal rights activist who will give you the unique opportunity to meet, walk with, and bathe the elephants.

Day 05


Match Day | 03 – Police Park, Kandy

Day 06


Match Day | 04 – Police Park, Kandy

Day 07


Today morning you will have an early start to the day and make your way towards the southern coast of Sri Lanka. During your time here you will stay at the Citrus Hikkaduwa. The rest of the day will be at leisure allowing you to wind down and relax after your long journey in anticipation of your final game.

Day 08


Match Day | 05 – Galle National Recreation Centre

Day 09


The final day of the tour will be spent at leisure if time permits you could head over to the Galle Fort along with your guide who will take you around the fort and explain the history behind this unique location. You will then transfer to the Bandaranaike International Airport where your tour will finally come to an end.

Red Dot is entirely flexible. For example, if you wish to see more of the fast-improving capital Colombo at the end of your holiday, we can adjust to suit.

Day 10


Accommodation

Note: We have priced this accommodation as affordable mid-market. Many other options are available on request from our range of more than 400 carefully-vetted and much-loved Sri Lanka properties.

OZO Colombo

OZO Colombo is a contemporary city hotel with a vivid ambience. The hotel offers stylish bedrooms and modern facilities at a keen price. The rooftop bar and restaurants have great sea views which ensures their popularity. This international chain also has city hotels in Hong Kong and Thailand. There is also a second OZO in Kandy.

Day 01, 02, 03, 04


OZO Kandy

OZO Kandy is the newest addition to the global OZO hotels family. Situated in central Kandy with scenic views of the tranquil Kandy Lake, the hotel is only five minutes from the Temple of the Tooth, the island’s most sacred temple, and the Kandy train station, an ideal stopover for those taking the train from Kandy into the hills. The hotel is contemporary in style and has 122 rooms furnished with modern amenities. OZO Kandy is suitable for both those who are on the go and those looking for a relaxing stay.

Day 05, 06, 07


Citrus Hikkaduwa

Citrus Hikkaduwa, formerly Amaya Reef, is now in the hands of it’s new owners and was reopened in December 2011 after a complete refurbishment. The familiar saffron coloured walls are now replaced with white washed exteriors and bright and airy interiors. A newly built wing houses 40 Deluxe rooms while 50 more rooms are housed in the old wing. Citrus Hikkaduwa provides a convenient base for the wide range of water sports available on this section of the West coast.

Day 08, 09, 10