October 1, 2016

DVA school tournament off to successful start

Patentia Secondary School captain (left) receives the champion trophy from Neiketa Samaroo of Angcam Marine Supplies

Patentia Secondary School captain (left) receives the champion trophy from Neiketa Samaroo of Angcam Marine Supplies

The Demerara Volleyball Association (DVA) was extremely pleased to partner with Angcam Marine Supplies to commence the re-introduction of volleyball into Demerara schools, as they ran off the first leg of the DVA Schools League at West Demerara Secondary School on the West Bank of Demerara on Wednesday.

At the opening of the first leg of the games, which saw five schools from the West Zone competing for top honours, the presidents of DVA (Trevor Williams) and the Guyana Volleyball Federation (John Flores) both emphasised their elation with the fact that school volleyball will now be revived in Demerara and were equally thankful to the sponsors who lent generous support to the tournament.

Williams also opined that Angcam Marine Supplies, which is located on the second floor of Lot 1955 Parika Highway, and is a major supplier of Marine products in Guyana, is a new partner to local volleyball and “we aren’t only grateful for their timely input to the game, but we hope that at the end of this tournament, they will be encouraged to continue their support of local volleyball.”

Odile Broomes (right) presents the runner-up trophy to the captain of Leonora Secondary

Odile Broomes (right) presents the runner-up trophy to the captain of Leonora Secondary

 At the end of the day’s play, which saw the five schools competing in a round-format, ensuring that each team got the opportunity to match skills against each other, the results are as follows: West Demerara defeated L’Aventure 25-12; Patentia defeated Professional Learning Institute 25-22; Leonora defeated West Demerara 25-18; Patentia defeated L’Aventure 25-13; Leonora defeated Professional Learning Institute 25-22; Patentia defeated West Demerara Secondary 25-11; Leonora defeated L’Aventure 25-15;  Professional Learning Institute defeated West Demerara Secondary 25-19; and Patentia defeated Leonora 25-9.

The volleyballers from Patentia Secondary were crowned champions.

The Georgetown leg, which is sponsored by Talk is Cheap Internet Cafe, will kick off on Friday at St Roses High School and the top three teams from that zone, along with the top two teams from the Linden Zone, which is sponsored by Indesco trading, will join Patentia and Leonora Secondary in the final leg of the DVA Schools League.

The DVA is also extremely happy to have Digicel and the Guyana Volleyball Federation as partners in this venture as their contributions will help to ensure that the final is grand and fitting for the re-launch of schools volleyball in Demerara. The final is scheduled for April 29 at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue, from 10:00h.

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