The Volleyball Association of Jammu and Kashmir (VAJK) released its annual calendar of domestic activities for the year 2018-19 in the general body meeting held under the leadership of Association President, Sidharth Daluja, here.
The association has proposed to conduct as many as 22 district championships besides State Junior (boys and girls) Championship at Srinagar and another State (Senior men and women) Championship at Poonch.
The Association has also proposed to host 45th Junior National Volleyball (boys and girls) Championship at Srinagar, subject to approval of J&K State Sports Council.
Earlier, welcoming the members, especially those from Kashmir province and other far flung areas of Jammu, Chief Executive Officer, Kuldip Magotra hailed the decision of the J&K Olympic Association (JKOA) for unanimously electing, Sidharth Daluja as Treasurer of the JKOA.
Magotra added that this election speaks of the contributions/devotion of Sidharth Daluja for promoting sports activities in the State.
The General Secretary, V.K Magotra presented performance report for the year 2017-18 wherein two remarkable achievements were made by the association i.e imparting 21-day coaching to 28 selected volleyball players and three-day Clinic Referee Course for 51 candidates of the State by renowned international players, coaches, referees free of cost by the management of JK Public School Kunjwani Jammu.
The overall performance of State volleyball team has been satisfactory in various national championships he said adding that however State sub-junior boys team excelled in 40th Sub Junior National Volleyball Championship held at Chirawa, Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan) and qualified for quarterfinals during 2017-18.
The Association appreciated the efforts of Coach, Mohd Tariq and Manager, Abdul Ahad Shah who were deputed with team for aforesaid championship.
The Association President called upon all the members to gear up volleyball activities in their respective districts and ensure maximum number of participation of players in various State/national volleyball championships.
He lauded the efforts of all members in registering as many as 1,224 players and 187 clubs of J&K State in the volleyball game.
In view of the proposed Indian Volleyball League on the pattern of Cricket in India, Sidharth Daluja exhorted the members to improve upon all-round development of volleyball players of the State by providing all infrastructural facilities for enabling them to compete with other players of the country.