Mercantile Volleyball Tournament 2017 Is Back With A Bang!

  • Registration & Applications close on 9th of August
  • Prize money worth over 1.5 Million rupees
  • Matches to be held in August & September
  • Venue: Maharagama NYSC

The Mercantile Volleyball Association of Sri Lanka is once again organizing the annual Mercantile Volleyball Tournament in a bid to popularize the national sport and to widen interest in the game in the mercantile sector. Over 100 teams participated in last year's tournament and the Association hopes for a much larger response this year. A member of the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation said, this is the fifth successive year the Association is holding the tournament since its revival in 2012 after a lapse of five years.  

The key objective of the Association is to provide a meaningful avenue for mercantile employees to be free of mental fatigue, whereby participating in sports can enhance their performance. Volleyball being a team sport helps to build team spirit among the employees, thus benefitting the organization they work for. The game also helps to unearth hidden sporting talents among the employees while helping them to improve their health.

This year's tournament will be held in August & September. It has now become a regular feature in the annual sports calendar in the Mercantile Sector. A number of well-known business and brands have joined in the excitement by coming forward as sponsors: Platinum Sponsor – MAS; Gold Sponsors – Sunquick, Lanka Tiles, Brandix, Expo Lanka Holdings PLC (EFI), Etisalat and David Pieris Motor Company Limited; Silver Sponsors – SINGER, Damro and Sri Lanka Insurance.

The tournament is held under the accepted national rules and regulations and provides an opportunity for both males and females to participate. The preliminary rounds will be held at the Maharagama Youth Services Court on the 18th, 19th & 20th August, while the finals will be held on 16th & 17th September at the Maharagama Youth Services Indoor Stadium.

To qualify for participation, the players should have served in their respective companies for a minimum of two months. Meanwhile, new clubs can register until 31st July 2017.

The tournament will be held under three categories - Super League, Championship & Division 'A'. Prize money for the winning teams will exceed 1.5 million rupees and the best players will receive a Scooty for women’s and motor bicycle from men’s categories. Trophies will be awarded to the winners and runners-up and to the best player – male & female

 The awards to be distributed among the different categories will be as follows:

Super League:  

Men’s  – First place: Rs 150,000 & trophy

            Second place: Rs 100,000 & trophy

            Third place:  Rs 50,000 & trophy 

Women’s - First place: Rs 100,000 & trophy

                Second place: Rs 50,000 & trophy

                Third place:  Rs 25,000 & trophy

Championship:  

Men’s  - First place: Rs 100,000 & trophy

            Second place: Rs 50,000 & trophy

            Third place:  Rs 25,000 & trophy

Women’s - First place: Rs 80,000 & trophy

               Second place: Rs 40,000 & trophy

               Third place:  Rs 25,000 & trophy

Division A:  

 Men’s - First place: Rs   20,000 & trophy

            Second place: Rs 15,000 & trophy

            Third place:  Rs 10,000 & trophy

Women’s - First place: Rs   20,000 & trophy

                Second place: Rs 15,000 & trophy

                Third place:  Rs 10,000 & trophy

The closing date for applications will be 9th August 2017. Further details can be obtained by calling  0710 682 682 (Chandana) or 0776485456 (Buddhi) or logging on to www.mercantilevolleyballsl.com or by E-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Applications can be posted to The Mercantile Volleyball Association, No 33, Torrington Place, Colombo 7 with  the envelope marked 'Mercantile Volleyball 2017' on the top left-hand corner.

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