What is FOC?
Festival of Cricket was established in the year 1989, Consisting of Sri Lankan Old Boys Associations (OBA’s) in the United Kingdom. This is the biggest annual gathering of the Sri Lankan community in the UK.
The association is made up of representatives of prominent and leading schools in Sri Lanka resident in UK. 32 school OBAs will once again participate in the Festival. The Committee is elected annually and work entirely on a voluntary basis to make the event a great success.
The main attraction of the day is a knock out cricket competition between the participating school OBAs, culminating in a final match late afternoon. The cricket underpins a number of other activities held around the grounds to keep the captive audience/visitors entertained and occupied. These activities include music, children's fun fare, a Sri Lankan Bazaar, excellent quality international hot food stalls, beer tent and trade stalls (Airlines, Freight Companies, Insurance etc). In addition, a hospitality marquee is also run to cater exclusively to those entrepreneurs who can entertain clients or friends on the day, watching some exiting cricket and relaxing by sampling the culture and the cuisine of Sri Lanka.
All proceeds are divided amongst the participating schools. We also make a substantial donation to the National Cancer Institute of Sri Lanka.
Our Vision is to promote Peace, Harmony, and Togetherness among all Sri Lankans and primarily among the OBA’s in the United Kingdom, through Cricket.
- To organize the Festival of Cricket (FOC) annually.
- To establish goodwill and harmonious relationship among all communities among the OBA’s in the UK
- To raise funds for the members OBA’s in the UK, to be utilized for their Colleges/School in Sri Lanka. Which are non-profit making educational institutions.
- To raise funds to make donations to non profit making Sri Lankan national Charitable and UK national Charities or causes as seen fit.
- All Participating OBAs
- Selected Charity