DSI announces the launch of the 22nd DSI Supersport Schools Volleyball Championship

DSI announced the launch of the 22nd DSI Supersport Schools Volleyball Championship at a press conference held at Hotel Nippon, Colombo 02, on May 7, 2024. The number one footwear manufacturer in the country has come forward, with 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 by DSI in 1999 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 to rural and urban volleyball players, as well as a platform of national standard for them to show off their skills and further build their careers in both the national and international arenas. With a total of 198 teams participating in the championship from the point of initiation, the Schools Volleyball Championship has contributed to the development of nearly 400 sports personalities. This year, the organizers expect the participation of over 4,000 teams from across the island.

“2024 holds special significance for DSI as it marks the 22nd anniversary of the DSI Supersport Schools Volleyball Championship. It’s both a pleasure and a privilege for DSI to be the sponsor of this highly anticipated yearly event, which serves as a stage for recognizing the talents of young sportsmen and women from schools across the island. It is also our hope that the DSI Supersport Schools Volleyball Championship will play a pivotal role in nurturing and popularizing volleyball as the national sport of our country,” stated Mr. Thusitha Rajapaksa, Managing Director of D. Samson & Sons (Pvt) Ltd.

The tournament will be held at district and national levels, with the district matches taking place on June 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, and July 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 2024. The teams that win first and second places in the district level competitions will qualify for the national level. The national level matches will be played from August 7th to 11th, 2024. The final matches will be held from November 2nd to 3rd, 2024, at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo.

The age categories are under-11 boys and girls, under-13 boys and girls, under-15 boys and girls, under-17 boys and girls, and under-19 boys and girls.

Applications for the tournament will be available at all DSI showrooms across the island. For more details, the respective applicants can contact Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation on 011-2669344, 25 District Coordinators, Secretary – School Volleyball Association, Mr. C. L. Kumara, on 0773329702, or send emails to Mr. A. S. Nalaka, General Secretary, Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation, asnalaka@gmail.com.

Completed applications should be submitted to the nearest DSI showroom. Applications can also be posted to the Marketing Department at No. 257, High Level Road, Navinna, Maharagama. All applications must be submitted before May 31, 2024.