Vijay Memorial Rural Volleyball Tournament, 2012

Vijay Memorial Rural Volleyball Tournament, 2012


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Vijay Memorial Rural Volleyball Tournament, 2012 - Invitation to participate 

Sport is an inalienable part of the educational process and a factor for promoting peace, friendship, cooperation and understanding among peoples - Juan Antonio Samaranch

Sports promotes a kind of environment and all round development which no other activity does.  To encourage sports especially in rural areas and provide a platform for all round development we have been conducting volley ball tournament from the last 3 years and this will be the 4th edition of  the same. 

To encourage participation we have about one lakh rupees as prize money and teams will be given accommodation, food & travel expenses.

 Dates: June 5th to 10th , 2012

 Venue : Kandakurthi, village on the border of AP & Maharashtra. 200 kms from Hyderabad by road.

 Facilities to the participating team: Food, Lodging & reimbursement of travel expenses

 Details of the Tournament:

 Knockout Tournament: 5th, 6th & 7th - Prize money - 10,000 First Prize, 5,000 second prize & 2,500 as Third prize

 Leagues : 8th, 9th & 10th -  6 to 8 Teams qualifying from the knockout will be playing leagues on these days and there will be four prizes for this round  - 25,000 First Prize, 15,000 for second prize, 10,000 for third prize, 5,000 for fourth prize

 Girls Team : Four teams are expected to participate and the prize money for the same are - 8,000 First Prize, 5,000 Second Prize & 2,000 as Third prize

About 50 teams have confirmed their participation from AP & Maharashtra. The confirmed teams are from places like Navipet, Bodhan, Armoor, Renjal, Kondalwadi, Nanded, Kherkhelly, Nizamabad, Padkal. We also have teams coming from Railways, Central Exercise, Postal dept & Military ( Red & Green), AOC who have participated in national tournaments and won many championships.   

In the next editions and coming years of these games our endeavor is to include games like Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Atheletics, Javelin, Longjump, High Jump, Shortput, Discuss throw.


This tournament was happening from the last 3 years and has been a grand success, this initiative was taken by the Gumaledar family on the occassion of Mr. Vijay Kumar Gumaledar's death anniversary.  Mr. Gumaledar actively encouraged this sport. The whole expenses of this tournament are borne by the Gumaledar family.

 The activities include funding a library, conducting Medical camps, distributing food to the poor & a inter village/town Volleyball competition. Of all the activities I have observed that over the years Volleyball has gained a lot of traction and this was mostly by word of mouth. For first year we had 3 teams and then it went up to 10 teams and last year we had about 25 teams participating. Our village that way is bit strategically located on the banks of river Godavari & only a bridge separates Andhra Pradesh & Maharashtra. So the representation was from both the states, about 15 teams from Andhra Pradesh & 10 from Maharashtra.

 The main objectives of this tournament:

 ·to promote local talent which helps them to appear in state/national level tournaments

make it an annual event in this part of the world and extend this platform to other sports in the coming years. Five years down the line it should reach the scale of rural olympics as conducted in Ludhiana

·  nurture & encourage sports persons who would eventually use this as a spring board to play for India

·  inspire others who can do similar efforts in their own villages or part of the country for common good

·  replicate this model across India, one event in each state of India every year 

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