Football is gradually catching up in popularity against its more conventional sports at Royal. ‘The Blue Derby’ played between Royal College and St. Thomas’ College is a fixture that is highly anticipated in the school sporting calendar.

The Albert Edirisingha Trophy fought out in Galle with Mahinda College as an opponent is an encounter that was held in the past and has seen major revival in 2012. In addition to this, the Royal College Football team participates in the first division of the All Island School’s Football Tournament and several other tournaments. The excitements brought on by the Footballing season starts in August and runs till February of the following year.

Captain         – Ashraff Ali
Vice Captain – Aathiff Munas