04 Oct 2015 15:50pm
WINDHOEK, 04 OCT (NAMPA) The Sports Klub Windhoek (SKW) womens volleyball team and the Khomas Namibian Police (NamPol) Volleyball Club (KNVC) mens team were on Saturday crowned Namibia Volleyball Federation (NVF) champions.
The finals were played at the University of Namibia's (UNAM) main campus in Windhoek.
It was the first time the annual NVF Cup was played by the womens and mens winners of the five regional leagues, plus the runners-up. In the past, it was played by only the best womens and mens teams in Windhoek and Swakopmund.
This years preliminary round started in Rundu with 20 teams - 10 womens teams and 10 mens teams. The winners then participated in the quarter and semi-finals in Swakopmund.
The finalists in the womens competition were the Namibian Defence Force (NDF), which won the tournament five times in a row, and the Sports Klub Windhoek (SKW) team.
The finalists in the mens final were NDF that won the cup four times since 2010, and KNVC.
In the womens final, SKW ended the NDFs dominance, defeating them 3-2.
The mens final saw a very dominant KNVC overpower NDF, winning 3-1.
The winning teams were each awarded with a trophy and N.dollars 8 000, and gold medals for players. They will represent Namibia at the 2015 Zone Six Club Championships in Swaziland in December 2015.
NVF President, Joel Matheus told Nampa after the event that this years tournament marked the beginning of a great future for Namibian volleyball and he was happy that all the teams gave it their best from the beginning to the end.
This was the first time that we organised the NVF Cup with teams from the five regional leagues and I am happy that we learned a lot throughout this process. We are hoping that next year, we will have a much better tournament with the support of the players.
Todays tournament showed that the teams have prepared well and with SKW and Khomas NamPol winning the tournament after the NDFs dominance for a long time, we have learned the game has improved, and we expect to see much more come next season, said Matheus.