Busy weeks for Birkirkara Volleyball Club

Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 14:00

During these last weeks, Birkirkara Volleyball Club was busy organising a number of activities with the main objective of promoting volleyball as well as to serve as fund raising for the club. Starting off with a Scorekeeping Course, the activities continued with a 4X4 Volleyball Tournament, and they will reach their climax with a Wine and Pasta Buffet featuring Malta’s representative for this year’s Eurovision, Thea Garrett.

Scorekeeping Course

The Scorekeeping Course was held at the St. Martin’s College (Swatar) Library, and focused on the skills needed to fill in the new Volleyball Scoresheet, the new Libero sheet, as well as any other information related to scorekeepers. The course was led by Mr. Nello Calleja, International Volleyball Referee, as well as two other national referees, Ms. Nadia Tagliaferro and Mr. Tony Sammut.

4X4 Mixed Volleyball Tournament

Also held at St. Martin’s College, the 4X4 Mixed Volleyball Tournament turned out to be a huge success, with no less than sixteen teams taking part, some of them featuring established volleyball players, whilst others made up by newcomers to this game. All 35 group games were played on one set till 15 points, with the sixteen teams divided into three groups. The best eight teams then proceeded to the direct clashes, played on one set till 25 points.

After dominating Group B, David Caruana’s team found the going tough against Rella, with the latter pushing their opponents to 26-24, whilst Group A winners A-Team were immediately eliminated by Team 4, losing 10-25 in the process. Group C winners CADD had a rather easy match at this stage, whilst Group B runners Up 4 Fighters also made it to the semi finals winning their match 25-14.

In the semi finals, David Caruana’s team, made up of Paul Tonna, Sara El Gasi, Analisse Cassar together with David, ousted Team 4, whilst CADD, with Caroline Ciappara, Alan Gauci, Diandra Caruana and Dalton Caruana, beating 4 Fighters 25-20. In the final, David Caruana’s team emerged as winners beating their opponents 25-11 in the process.

BKVC would like to thank their sponsors, mainly Ramilene Stationery, Ta’ Cnus, ESE and Urban Jungle for their help, as well as Playvolley Club and TGIF for their assistance.

Wine and Pasta Buffet

The next activity organised by the Birkirkara Volleyball Club will be a Wine and Pasta Buffet being held this Friday 9th April at the Buskett Roadhouse starting at 8pm. The main attraction will be Thea Garrett, recent winner of the Malta Song for Europe 2010 and Malta’s representative at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo Norway. Kurt Calleja will also be singing during this event. One may contact Mr. Mark Soler on 99090081 for more information and tickets.

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