Prize money worth over one million rupees will be presented to the winners and runners-up at the Mercantile Volleyball tournament to be held in the months of September and October at the NYSC Maharagama.
The Mercantile Volleyball Association of Sri Lanka (MVA) is organizing the tournament in a bid to popularize the national sport and to widen the interest in the game in the mercantile sector. Over 100 teams participated at last year’s tournament and the Association hopes for an ever better response this year.
A member of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation, this is the fourth successive year that MVA is holding the tournament since its revival in 2012 after a lapse of five years.
The preliminary rounds are scheduled to be held at the Maharagama Youth Services courts on September 5th& 6th while the finals will be held on October 4th at the Maharagama Youth Services Indoor Stadium.
To qualify for participation, the players should have served in the respective companies for a minimum of three months. Meanwhile, new clubs can register until 15th August 2015.
The tournament will be held under three categories – Super League, Championship and Division ‘A’. Prize money for the winning teams and the best performer will receive a motor bicycle. Trophies will be awarded to the winners and runners-up and to the best player – male and female.
The last date for applications will be 15th August. Further details can be obtained by calling on 0710 682 682 (Chandana) or 07772 963 170 (Hiranya) or logging on to www.mercantilevolleyballsl.com or by E-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications can be mailed to The Mercantile Volleyball Association, 110, Kumaran Ratnam Road, Colombo 2 with the envelope marked ‘Mercantile Volleyball 2015’ on the top left-hand corner.