Scholastic Year 2017-2018 saw once more the organisation of the Volleyball Tournaments for all State, Church and Private schools in Malta. All events were held at the Cottonera Sports Complex and were organised by the Sport Promotion Unit within SportMalta in collaboration with the Malta Volleyball Association.
Form 5 students were in action in December. Two tournaments were held on December 1st (Boys) and 11th (Girls). In the boys’ category, Stella Maris College had the better of Savio College, while in the girls’ category SIC Handaq Secondary topped the table after playing against St Monica Birkirkara, SCC Pembroke Secondary and St Joseph Blata l-Bajda.
A month later it was the turn of the Form 3&4 students to be in action in the Qualifying phase. These games were held on the 11th (Boys) and 12th January (Girls). The Finals were held on the 13th of April. In the boys’ category Savio College had the better of St Aloysius College. On the other hand in the girls’ category, St Catherine School Pembroke emerged winners after preceding SCC Pembroke Secondary and St Monica Birkirkara in very tight and hard fought games.
The younger students in Form 1&2 were involved in a Festival which took place on the 12th of April. They played in a 3v3 format on six courts. The participating schools were MRC Naxxar MS, SMC Cospicua MS, St Monica Birkirkara and St Dorothy’s School Zebbug. A total of twenty-one teams were fielded, fifteen girls and six boys. For most of these players it was their first experience playing volleyball against our players from different schools. It was a pleasurable and fruitful experience for all of them.