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V-ball masters to go 4 Pun 4

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V-ball masters to go 4 Pun 4

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VOLLEYBALL FANS could be in line to see the likes of Ivor Lashley, Alvin Mascoll and Chris Phillips spiking and blocking on a court once again.
That is because the Warrens Sports Club will be staging a 4 Pun 4 Masters Volleyball Competition which will see some leading players of the past on court from January 19, with the semi-finals and finals taking place on January 21 at the Jackson Courts.
During the launch at the Barbados Olympic Association’s headquarters, executive member of Warrens Talya Layne indicated that the new competition was another initiative by her newly formed club to play a role in the development of sport and social activities in their area.
“I personally have benefited from my involvement in volleyball and I have always admired the good structure of the Barbados Volleyball Association and their drive to get everyone involved in the development of the sport,” she said.
“Last year Warrens won the basketball Premier title and the women’s Division One crown and we also staged our first beach classic.
“Thus, this year we want to maintain the development of our club’s profile while placing another attractive competition on the local calendar.”
Coordinator Adrian Harewood explained that they were looking at attracting 10 teams comprising five players at an entrance fee of $250.
“Right now we are still negotiating with sponsors which could see an increase of the $500 first prize.
“Our goal is to expose our younger generation to some of the past volleyball greats and the healthy life and promotion of seniors fitness drive dovetail perfectly with this masters tournament,” said Harewood.
On finals night a basketball exhibition match will be staged as part of the programme. (KB)