RTM Nagpur University is organising West Zone Inter-University Volleyball Championship at Venus Sports Association, Reshimbagh from December 16 to 20.
Apart from Nagpur the teams from Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra are participating in the tournament.
More than 1000 spikers will vie for the top honours under the floodlight. In the first three days, the matches will be played on a knockout basis followed by a league basis in the next two days. The matches will be played in the morning and evening sessions.
The top four teams will qualify for the All-India Inter-University Volleyball Championship to be held at KITS University in Bhuvneshwar in the first week of January.
RTMNU management council member Dr. Urmila Dabir will inaugurate the tournament on Monday at 1 p.m. Arjuna awardee Vijay Munishwar, acting dean of anatomy department Dr. Pramod Sharma will also grace the function.
The prize distribution function will be organised on December 20 at 12.30 p.m. Management council member Vishnu Changde and international spiker Priyanka Khedkar will attend the function. Meanwhile, the director of the Department of Sports and Physical Education of RTM Nagpur University Dr. Sharad Suryavanshi has declared the university team.
Team: Sourav Joshi (Br. Sheshrao Wankhede College, Khaparkheda), Kunal Bhange (Arvinndbabu Deshmukh, Bharsingi), Yogesh Rao (Vasantrao Naik College), Lokesh Milmile (Nagpur Institute of Technology), Ashwin Bondre (DNC), Shubham Mulankar (JCPE), Mayur Tarare (Br. Sheshrao Wankhede), Suraj Pramod Kumar (Br. Sheshrao Wankhede), Tushar Danav (GH Raisoni). Coach: Dr. Ashok Kapta, assistant coach: Swanand Wankhede.