On the 27th of April 2016, DSI announced the launch of the 16th DSI Supersport Schools Volleyball Championship at a press conference at the Olympic House Auditorium.
The number one footwear manufacturer in the country has come forward, gaining the support of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation and the School Volleyball Association of the Ministry of Education, to organize this tournament, which has a significant spot in the history book of Sri Lankan volleyball.
Initiated in 1999 by DSI along with the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation and the Ministry of Education, the purpose of the championship is to provide an opportunity as well as necessary support in order to give rural and urban volleyball players a platform of national standard to show off their skills and further build their careers in both the national and international arena. The initiation of the schools volleyball championship has contributed in the development of nearly 40 sports personalities.
At the point of initiation a total of 198 teams participated in the championship. This year the organizers expect the participation of over 3000 teams from across the island.
The tournament will be held at both, district and national levels with the district matches taking place from the 7th of May to the 6th of June and the national level matches from the 20th to the 26th of June. Final matches will be on the 15th and 16th of July. The age categories are as follows: Under 14 Boys/Girls, Under 16 Boys/Girls and Under 18 Boys/Girls.