Volleyball

Abuja host inaugural Kings and Queens event on Valentine day

©Vincent Unogwu

The Abuja volleyball community have set the pace in hosting the first ever volleyball mixed triple event known as the Kings and Queens game.

The event is three-aside game designed to feature one opposite sex playing along side two opposite gender.

In the Queens game a male is featured to raise or dig set balls for the two females, who are the attackers, while in the Kings game, a female is featured to raise or dig set second balls to the 2 males, who are the attackers.

Queens game participants

Kings game participants

The event, which first of its kind edition was held in Abuja on February 14, was full of fun and pageantry as many young players of various clubs in the Capital City turned out for the event.

The organizers of the event RANA SPORTS made a beautiful choice of a venue as the game was played in Cortland garden Karu, a suburb of Abuja the federal capital territory of Nigeria.

The games, which were played under the supervision of Coach Vincent Unogwu – a youth development coach responsible in originating the concept of the game, had more than 400 fans watch the thrilling actions from the stand.

The event, tagged “OneLoveOneVolley”, gave many players the opportunity to meet, mingle, challenge, compete, share old times memories and relax in an atmosphere of absolute serenity and maximum relaxation.

A cross section of participating players at event

A major highlight of the event was the presentation of awards of honour to two distinguished Nigerians who have impacted immensely to volleyball grassroots development.

President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation Musa Nimrod, who attended the event in person, was given the award of the Patron of Future Volleyball Champions while Alhassan Yakmut was recognized as Patron of Future Volleyball Stars.

Musa Nimrod awarded as Patron of Future Volleyball Champions

Another major talking point at the event was the presentation of commemorative medals to the 86 players that took part in the event.

The Kings and Queens game has now been scheduled to be played in every public holiday observed in Nigeria, in different venues across Abuja city and in the long term, across various states in the country.

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