Volleyball Federation of India

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Volleyball Federation of India
Sport Volleyball
Abbreviation VFI
Founded 1951
Affiliation International Volleyball Federation (FIVB)
Regional affiliation Asian Volleyball Confederation
Headquarters Chennai, India
President S Vasudevan
Official website

The Volleyball Federation of India (VFI) is the governing body of volleyball in India.


The Volleyball Federation of India was formed in the year 1951. Prior to the formation of the Volleyball Federation of India (VFI), the game was controlled by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and at that time the Interstate Volleyball Championship was held every two years from 1936 to 1950 for men only. The first Championship was held in the year 1936 at Lahore (now in Pakistan). In 1951, Volleyball Federation of India was formed and its first meeting was held in Ludhiana (Punjab).


The Indian Team which was Coached by Late Achyutan Kurup and Sethumadhvan and Captained by Cyril Valoor won the Bronze medal. The Following stared the Team in 1986 and since then India had not won any Medal in Asian Games til Date:
  • Abdul Basith (Late- Died in an electrical shock accident at home (Hyderabad)
  • Jimmy George (Late- Died in Italy while coming from Club match in Car Accident)
  • Uday Kumar (Late- Died in Heart attack in Trivendram, Kerala)
  • Shaikh Kareemullah Khan ( Died in Hyderabad due to Brain Tuemer)
  • Mehar Singh
  • Kirtesh Kumar
  • Dalel Singh
  • Sandeep Sharma
  • Sukhpal Singh
  • PV Ramanna
  • G E Sridhar


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