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Volleyball Fever


How Mintonette became Volleyball!!                    

In 1895, William Morgan joined Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) at Holyoke as physical director where he found that his old friend’s game of basketball a bit too strenuous for some members. James Naismith who invented basketball in 1891 was Morgan's American football teammate at college. 

Mintonette was created not with dreams of it evolving into a major international sport. Rather, wanting to keep young men occupied during the winter and in shape for spring when they could not exercise outdoors. Volleyball was called Mintonette because of its similarity with badminton. However, Alfred Halstead later renamed it to volleyball because the objective of the game was to volley the ball back and forth over a net. 

For sports lovers of AKMG Emirates the Inter- region volleyball tournament has thrown up more than its fair share of compelling matches. Flooded with world-class athletic talents, high-flying personalities and competitive spirit, the AKMG Emirates volleyball naturally features plenty of personal and team competitions amid the search for greatness. 

Ah, the sweetness of sport—the true passion, the will to practice, fight and never give up! 

Keeping this ethos in mind, the AKMG Emirates sports committee decided to conduct the 1st Volleyball training clinics on 10th September from 10 am to 2pm @ determination club, Dubai. With more than 35 plus participants already willing to join, the event has already achieved his goal of togetherness. 

The AKMG President and Sports Committee have masterfully carved a road map to elevate the level of Volleyball for the love of the sport and us fans.

So let's Serve,Lift Spike & Block.....

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