06 Feb 2015 12:20pm
WINDHOEK, 06 FEB (NAMPA) - The Namibian Volleyball Federation (NVF) is hopeful of making 2015 a year to remember with the opening of regional offices and the running of their African Dream Project (ADP).
ADP is a humanitarian organisation dedicated to empower lives and eliminate poverty through non-profit service programmes which utilise individuals' skills and passion.
Speaking to Nampa on Friday, NVF Secretary-General, Gunter Rust said their association received assistance from ADP and the International Volleyball Association (IVA) to help developed volleyball in the country.
We got equipment such as balls and nets which we should use in the regions to develop volleyball. At the moment with the African Dream Project, we are targeting young people aged eight to 14 years who are not exposed to different sports codes in their regions. We want to develop this young people into athletes who will one day represent their regions, said Rust.
He added that the NVF is also looking forward to increasing their membership to 60 teams countrywide.
At the moment we have about 10 teams or even more in the five regions that we are operating in, but our aim this year is to increase the number of teams in our regional leagues and therefore, next week people from the head office will be in the regions to open up regional offices where our activities will be taking place for the year, stated Rust
The NVF is currently in a process of opening up offices in Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region; Rundu (Kavango East); Oshakati (Oshana Region), and Walvis Bay (Erongo Region) with the sole purpose of bringing volleyball to the people.
Rust said with the opening of regional offices, the NVF will launch a league where the top clubs in the regions will compete for the NVF Cup and the winner of that cup will then represent Namibia at the African Club Championships.
Rust added that all volleyball lovers are invited to attend the event and be part of this exciting mile stone in the volleyball history.
As of Monday next week, a delegation from the NVF will be in the following towns to officially open the 'African Dream Project' centres as well as the new volleyball league structures and handover volleyball materials.
09 February 2015 : Katima Mulilo
10 February 2015 : Rundu
11 February 2015 : Oshakati
12 February 2015 : Walvis/Swakop