E.P Volleyball Tournament

19 Jan

That’s right it’s that time of the year again, the highly anticipated and fiercely contested Eastern Presbytery Volleyball Competition is upon us!

It’s this Saturday Evening, 23rd January, kicking off (or whatever they do in Volleyball) at 6:30pm happening at the usual venue of B.R.A Sports Halls.

It should be a great night and it’s always good for a bit of sporting action and catching up with friends so do try and make it along!

I don’t wanna be hearing about any nerds who are revising on a Saturday Night!!!

The usual powers of Ards and Carrick will probably be there and there about this year again whereas i’m thinking Knockbracken could surprise every one with a win this year!

Just to wet your appetites for the Volleyball Competition, I came across a few useful facts I bet you didn’t know!!

  • Volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan at the Holyoke, Massachusettes YMCA. The first version called “mintonette” was created as a recreational activity for local businessmen to enjoy during their lunch hours. The first rules allowed for unlimited players per side and unlimited contacts.
  • The longest recorded volleyball marathon by two teams of six is 75 hours 30 minutes at Kingston, North Carolina in 1980.
  • Most volleyball players jump about 300 times a match.
  • On a global basis, Volleyball ranks second behind football in participation sports; there are over 800 million players worldwide.

No official footage has ever been capture from the event, however, this video I found on YouTube more than matches the skill that will be on demonstration on Saturday Night!

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4 Responses to “E.P Volleyball Tournament”

  1. James January 19, 2010 at 10:09 pm #

    That video is amazing. Reminds me of the legendary Dromore team that won the tournament in either 2005 or 2006.

  2. Ali G January 20, 2010 at 1:27 pm #

    so legendary you can even remember when it happened…. I see someone edited Ali’s post there, eh James? ;-)

  3. Ali January 20, 2010 at 11:06 pm #

    Oh no that was me Ali, was trying to get across how much I dislike that whole studying thing! I presume that is what you’re talking about?

  4. Ali G January 20, 2010 at 11:06 pm #

    oh right lol, aye it was.

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