Namibia Volleyball Federation hosts Doc-Tournament in Walvis Bay
27 Mar 2015 11:30am
WINDHOEK, 27 MAR (NAMPA) - The Namibia Volleyball Federation (NVF) is this weekend hosting the annual Doc-Tournament in the coastal town of Walvis Bay.
The Doc-Tournament is a traditional volleyball event in Namibia that was initiated by medical doctors as a social gathering in the early 1980s but has ever since been an annual event in the Namibian volleyball calendar.
The event is scheduled to start on Friday 27 March and will end on Saturday 28 March at the Walvis Bay Indoor Sport Complex.
NVF President Joel Matheus told Nampa on Friday, this would be the first year that the Doc-Tournament is played under a new volleyball structure and with such a long list of participants.
Most of the years, we had 15 to 18 teams partaking in this tournament but for the first time in the history of this tournament, we will have more than 26 teams battling it out for the top honour, he said.
Some of the teams in action this weekend are the defending Doc-Tournament champion Khomas Nampol Volleyball Club and NVF Cup Champion, The Namibia Defence Force.
Other teams expected at the volleyball tournament this weekend include the champions of the Far Northern Association Nakapele and the Windhoek-based student team of the University of Namibia (UNAM).
This shows restructuring amongst volleyball organisations and we want it to be one of the most supported sports in the country, stated Matheus.