4th February was one of the most electrifying days of this year at AVM. The interhouse volleyball competition was announced in the Sports assembly and all the students were thrilled by the news! Many students came up to participate in this competition which was a very good sign already. That day’s sports time was used up entirely in selecting the students for their respective house teams.
The very next day, on the 5th of February, the school volleyball coaches, Ritesh Sir and Pritesh Sir, discussed with the house teams, various facts and the rules about volleyball. After this, the house teams played in turns till the end of the day.
On the next day, on 6th February, our coaches explained to all the rotation rule by taking help of the students who had represented AVM in the CBSE Cluster Tournament. After this, each team practiced the service skills for some time and then played two practice matches which ended the third day.
7th February was the last day for practice and all the houses looked very determined and were very excited about the competition. On this day also, many practice matches were played and even those students who had not selected volleyball as their main sport, participated very enthusiastically. Now all the houses were ready for the tournament armed with the necessary skills and enthusiasm.
On 8th of February, the first day of the competition, the following matches were played within the respective groups.
Sub Junior Group:
- 1st match- Suhradam v/s Satyam: Suhradam won by 2-0.
- 2nd match- Sundaram v/s Shivam: Shivam won by 2-0.
- 1st match- Sundaram v/s Satyam: Sundaram won by 2-0.
- 1st match- Suhradam v/s Shivam: Suhradam won by 2-0.
The day ended here with some very exciting matches witnessed by all.
Next day, on the 9th of February, the following three matches were played:
- In the Sub Junior group, there was a third place match between Satyam House and Sundaram House in which Satyam House secured the place.
- In the Junior group, the group’s second match was played between Suhradam House and Shivam House in which Suhradam House won the match.
- In the Senior group, the group’s second match was played between Satyam House and Sundaram House in which Satyam House won the match and thus ended the day.
On the 10th of February, the final match in the Sub Junior group was played between Suhradam House and Shivam House in which Shivam House won the final which entitled them as the champions in the Sub Junior group.
In the Junior group, there was a third place match between Satyam House and Shivam House in which Shivam House took the third place encouraged by the house team’s victory in the Sub Junior group.
In the Senior group, the third place match was played between Shivam House and Sundaram House in which Sundaram House won the match.
On 11th of February, the last day of the competition, two final matches were played. In the Junior group, the final match was between Sundaram House and Suhradam House, in which Sundaram House won the final and hence closed at the first position in the group.
The last final of the competition was in the Senior group, between Satyam House and Suhradam House, in which Suhradam House managed to win the match and secure first place in the group.
The overall results of the competition were also declared on the same day!
Satyam House and Sundaram House jointly occupied the third place. Shivam House stood second and Suhradam House was announced the winning house in the competition. All the students, participants and spectators, and the onlooking teachers, celebrated during the award ceremony. This competition was the last interhouse competition of the year 2014-15 and hence it also concluded a very memorable year full of some very keenly competed events.
The overall points table of the competition is given below:
Submitted by: Rahul B. Patel (School Sports Captain) and the Volleyball Team