SVGVA to build on national championships’ success- May
The executive of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Volleyball Association (SVGVA), plans to build on the success of the 2019 National Volleyball Championships, which ended last Saturday at the Girls’ High School hard court.
The championships, which made a return after a seven years absence, saw 18 teams contesting the three divisions.
Reflecting on the championships’ return, vice–president of the SVGVA Jomadean May told SEARCHLIGHT: “It was very pleasing to see so many teams, granted that the championships was dormant for a while, and what this championships has done was to rekindle the spirit to have people come out once again”.
Continuing his assessment of the championships, May noted, “Looking at the championships, I have seen some improvements among the players as they went along, players who had difficulty with their serves for example, they are now serving better”.
On the matter of the females, May proffered, “We are impressed with the turn out of the females, as this is an area which we are struggling with, in terms of finding female teams”.
May lauded the efforts of Nikita Campbell for helping to get more females involved in volleyball.
The SVGVA vice–president though is hopeful that in the next hosting of the championships, the association would be able to reward the teams with more significant financial rewards.
When the championships closed off with the three divisional finals last Saturday, Country Roots copped both the first division male and the male elite titles, with Gremlins A, taking the female open.
Country Roots beat Gremlins One three sets to one, to take the male first division, and in the male elite final, Country Roots overcame Gremlins also three sets to one.
In champing the female open, Gremlins One outdid Unique Touch One three sets to nil.
Seven teams contested the male first division, eight were in the female open and three in the male elite.