The opening match and the formal inauguration of the Volleyball Season for 2009 were held at Youth Centre Indoor hall last night.
Opening celebrations began at 2100hrs when the Chief Guest of the Ceremony entered the Hall accompanied by the President of the Volleyball Association.
The opening celebration included performance of brass bands of MNDF and Maldives Police Services, Special live performance by COPS band and Official Flag rising.
This entertaining event were shown live on Television Maldives (the official TV partner of VAM for 2009) and broadcasted live on Dhivehi Rajjeyge Adu.(Radio Station)
The theme song for 2009 Volleyball Season was also released during the ceremony.
Dhivehi Sifainge Club (the National Champions of 2008) and Police Club (Champions of Volleyball Association Cup of 2008) were invited to play Season opening Match.
Match won by Dhivehi Sifainge Club 3-1.
Dhivehi Sifainge Club will play in the upcoming Asian Men’s Club Championship to be held in Dubai in June.
After the Match, participation token awarded by VAM were handed over to Captains of both teams by the Chief Guest Hon. Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Shihab
Volleyball Association and Police Club donated the ticket sales along with Sponsorship fees to the Match Winner Dhivehi Sifainge Club who is getting well prepared to compete in the Asian Club Championship as the first Volleyball Club of Maldives competing in an International Tournament.
A total amount of 170.000 Rufiyaa received from Ticket Sales an Sponsor fees were handed over to the President of Dhivehi Sifainge Club by the president of Volleyball Association.
Visit photo gallery to view more pictures of the celebration and the match.