Time up for Mercantile Volleyball Tournament 2015

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- Applications and new registrations close on 15 August
- Prize money worth over One Million rupees
- Matches in September/October
- Venue: Maharagama NYSC

The Mercantile Volleyball Association of Sri Lanka (MVA) is once again organizing the annual mercantile volleyball 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.  

Objective of the Association is to provide a meaningful avenue to be rid of mental fatigue of the mercantile employees whose performance can enhance by participating in sports. Volleyball being a team sport, it helps to build up team spirit among the employees thereby benefitting the organization they work for. The game also helps to unearth hidden sporting talent among the employees while helping to improve their health.

This year's tournament will be held in September/October. It has now become a regular event in the annual sports calendar.

The tournament is held under the accepted national rules and regulations and provides an opportunity for both males and females to participate. 

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 and joined the institution prior to 30th July, 2015. Meanwhile, new clubs can register until 15th August 2015.

The tournament will be held under three categories - Super League, Championship & Division 'A'. Prize money for the winning teams will exceed a million rupees 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 & female.

The awards to be distributed among the different categories will be as follows:

Super League:   
Males -
First place: Rs 150,000 & trophy
Second place: Rs 100,000 & trophy
Third place:  Rs 50,000 & trophy

Females -
First place: Rs 100,000 & trophy
Second place: Rs 50,000 & tropbhy
Third place:  Rs 25,000 & trophy

Championship:  
Males -     
First place: Rs 100,000 & trophy
Second place: Rs 50,000 & trophy
Third place:  Rs 25,000 & trophy

Females -   
First place: Rs 80,000 & trophy 
Second place: Rs 40,000 & trophy
Third place:  Rs 25,000 & trophy

               
                
Division A:        
Males -     
First place: Rs   20,000 & trophy
Second place: Rs 15,000 & trophy
Third place:  Rs 10,000 & trophy

Females -   
First place: Rs   20,000 & trophy
Second place: Rs 15,000 & trophy
Third place:  Rs 10,000 & trophy

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 mvasrilanka@gmail.com 

Applications can be mailed to The Mercantile Volleyball Association, 110, Kumaran Ratnam Road, Colombo 02 with the envelope marked 'Mercantile Volleyball 2015' on the top left-hand corner.

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