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Due to the growing interest amongst school children for basketball a youth development program was founded in 1998 with a total number of 90 students only from the schools of Male’.  With the help of the National and senior coaches in the country we proudly train today a total number of 400 students from almost all schools in six different age groups through out the year. Maldivian children today have the opportunity to participate in this program from the age of four to the age of seventeen. More than half of the current National Team and the 1st Division players have come through this program successfully. The children in this program have annual competitions and a basketball carnival to show their talents and to prepare them for senior level basketball.

YDP Under-20 Team in Kandy - Sri Lanka
Sunday, March 13, 2011


MBA has organized a special function to welcome the YDP Under-20 (MBA) team, achieved the CHAMPIONS of Under-20 Invitational Basketball Tournament held in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The function was held at Ekuveni Indoor Basketball Court today (Sunday, March 13, 2011) at 21:00. The team arrived Male' at 20:00.
Honarary President of NOC Mr. Mohamed Zahir Naseer, Former Minister Mr. Umaru Zahir, Senior Officials of Youth Ministry, MBA Committee Members and parents were present at the function.
YDP Under-20 (MBA) " CHAMPIONS "
[Thursday, March 10, 2011]
YDP Under-20 (MBA) achieved the CHAMPIONS by beating Azaar College by 56 points to 52 points in the FINALS of the Under-20 Invitational Basketball Tournament organised by Trinity College of Kandy-Sri Lanka. Ismail Vildhan - YDP U20 (MBA) scored (18 points) highest for his team and Ibrahim Rashwan of YDP U20 (MBA) was declared as the Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the tournament.
YDP Under-20 Team (MBA) in Finals [Thursday, March 10, 2011]
YDP Under-20 (MBA) beat Trinity College of Kandy by 44 points to 43 points in the 1st semi final match played this morning at 6:30 and advanced to Final. YDP U20 (MBA) will play the Finals against Azaar College who beat Colombo International School in the 2nd semi final match played this morning at 07:30. The Final Match will start today at 16:30.
YDP Under-20 Team (MBA) in Semi Finals [Wednesday, March 09, 2011]
YDP Under-20 (MBA) won their last match against Gateway by 73 points to 19 points and advanced to semi finals with 5 points. YDP Under-20 (MBA) won two matches and lost 1 match in the 1st round. The semi finals will be played tomorrow (Thursday, March 10, 2011) at 06:30.
YDP Under-20 Team (MBA) won against Kingswood Collage [Tuesday, March 08, 2011]
YDP Under-20 (MBA) has won the group stage 2nd match played this morning at 0630 against Kandy Kingswood Collage by 80 points to 40 points. Ibrahim Naseem of YDP Under-20 (MBA) scored 17 points. Next match will be played tomorrow (Wednesday, March 9, 2011) at 15:00 against Gateway International School.
International Schools Invitational BB Tournament in Kandy [Monday, March 07, 2011]
Trinity College of Kandy - Sri Lanka has organized and International Schools Invitational Basketball Tournament (Under-20) in Trinity College (Kandy - Sri Lanka) from March 7 - 10, 2011. Trinity college has invited two foreign teams including YDP Under-20 boys team of MBA and also invited Muscat International School of Oman. Total eight teams including two foreign teams are taking part in the tournament and teams are devided into two groups.
Group-A [3 Teams] : Trinity College. (Kandy-Sri Lanka), Azaar College (Sri Lanka) YMCA (Kandy-Sri Lanka) and Muscat International School (Muscat-Oman) "withdrawn".
Group-B [4 Teams] : YDP Under-20 (MBA), Colombo International School (Sri Lanka), Gateway International School (Kandy-Sri Lanka) & Kingswood College. (Sri Lanka).
YDP Under-20 team left Male' on Sunday, March 6, 2011 and they played the group stage first match today, (Monday, March 7, 2011) at 15:00 and lost against Colombo International School by 58 to 47 points. Ismail Vildhan of YDP Under-20 Team (MBA) scored 22 points. The second match will be played on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 06:30 against Kingswood and the third match on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 15:00 against Gateway International School. The best two teams of each group will be qualified for the semi finals.
YDP News March 2011

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