Corporate volleyball is getting better

31 October 2018 | Sports

The Far North Volleyball Association (FNVA) is pleased with the level of volleyball played by corporate companies in the northern regions.

Talking to Ewi lyaNooli, Festus Hamutenya of the FNVA said that the level of play by the players representing corporates has improved over the years.

Hamutenya made the remark after FNVA hosted its annual corporate volleyball tournament in Oshakati.

This year only eight teams showed up, compared to 20 last year.

The tournament was sponsored by Aquasplash, which is part of Namibia Breweries Limited.

Hamutenya said despite the poor turnout the standard of play was higher than last year. According to him the teams that took part this year took the games seriously while at the same time having fun and bonding with one another.

“The tournament was a success because we wanted companies to register and play, which is something that happened. Regarding the level of play, we were actually surprised to see the players spiking the ball, which tells you that volleyball is growing in these parts of the country,” Hamutenya said.

Asked why fewer teams registered this year, Hamutenya said more than 20 teams had confirmed their participation but pulled out at the last minute.

“It is not that companies did not want to take part in this tournament, because we had a lot of teams that confirmed and showed interest but things turned out differently and we went ahead with those that turned up,” he said.

Hamutenya said the association was considering hosting its annual tournament in a different region in order to fulfil its mandate, which is to take volleyball to the northern communities.

'As FNVA we remain committed to our vision and objective, which is to see the growth of volleyball in the northern regions whereby we have to take the sport of volleyball to those in the communities,” Hamutenya said.

This year's FNVA corporate tournament included beach volleyball.

James Verrinder, the director of beach volleyball for the Namibia Volleyball Federation, said he was pleased with the manner in which the northern players responded to the rules of beach volleyball.

Verrinder said he had travelled around the northern regions, teaching players about beach volleyball.

“My expectations were met because the players showed me that they want to learn how to play beach volleyball,” Verrinder said.

He also talked about the possibility of teaching volleyball coaches the rules of beach volleyball, but that would depend on the availability of funds.

The Score Project team, which is a non-profit organisation, were the overall winners of the tournament after scooping the first and second prizes in the six-a-side volleyball games.

KENYA KAMBOWE

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