Eindhovense StudentenCorps Volleybal Vereniging
On the 23rd of September 1957, the very first colleges were given at the Eindhoven University of Technology. In the same week a couple of guys named Frans Blom, Jan Delahaye, Henny Schussel and Bob Smit decided to establish a student volleyball association. The association was given the name “Eindhoven Student Corps Volleyball association”.
In the first few weeks of its existence, the interest was so big that there were two teams that could start in the NeVoBo (Dutch Volleyball Federation) competition. On the 23rd of February 1959 the first official statutes were brought out and the name “Hajraa” is a fact
Where the name Hajraa comes from remains a mystery for many people. In the early years during a competition game there was a very loud and enthusiastic supporter. His encouragements drew lots of people’s attention. The Hungarian words phonetically “Huj Huj Hajraa” made such a big impression on the members, that from that point they called their association E.S.C.V.V. Hajraa. By the way, the Hungarian sounds were produced by the father of Iwan Garay who would later become a trainer of Hajraa.
In the upcoming years, Hajraa grew continues and off course made some successive sportive achievements. In the season ’61-’62 Hajraa made it trough to the “hoofdklasse”, at that moment the highest achievable league in the Netherlands