Best panchayat volleyball teams to battle it out at Red Bull Battle for the State 2018

Tuesday, 27th November 2018, Kochi: NVC Volley Club Nadukkandom, Visib Kodumbidi, Pattayamkavala Sixes and Friends Volley Club Kavana are the four teams that battled it out and emerged victorious in the Red Bull Battle for the State city and regional qualifiers to enter the grand finale at St. George Forane Church, Muthalakodam, Thodupuzha, Idukki on 2nd December 2018

The city qualifiers of the second edition of Red Bull Battle for the State - a first-of-its-kind volleyball championship - were held in six different locations across God’s own country on 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th November. Each location had on an average of 15 teams competing to reach the state finals. Regional qualifiers took place at Friends Volley Club, Kavana on 25th November where the home team and last year’s winners grabbed a spot in the top 4 for the state finals.

Red Bull Battle for the State aims to enhance volleyball’s popularity in the country and to identify new talent for the future. The championship aims to encourage young players to take up the sport, which is a secret obsession in God’s own country where one of India’s greatest volleyball players, Jimmy George was born.

As opposed to traditional volleyball matches that consist of five sets with 25 points on a rally basis, qualifier matches in the Red Bull Battle for the State tournament was played in three sets of 15 points each. Open to players of 16 years and above, the matches are challenging as they give players little time to strategize in comparison to the traditional rules of the sport. The semi-finals and finals on 2nd December will be played in five sets of 15 points each.

For event details: www.redbull.in/battleforthestate


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