07 Feb 2016 14:40pm
ONGWEDIVA, 07 FEB (NAMPA) - The Far Northern Volleyball Association (FNVA) will this year expand its volleyball development activities with the introduction of corporate volleyball competitions for the first time in northern Namibia.
The FNVA leadership has called on companies and institutions to register their teams this month.
The FNVA is mandated by the Namibian Volleyball Federation (NVF) to manage and develop the sport of volleyball in all areas of northern Namibia.
This is to be done through the organising of regional volleyball leagues, competitions and most importantly the youth development programmes and now, corporate volleyball competitions.
We have over 250 registered members and players that breaks down to 10 male teams and six female teams from as far as the Oshikoto, Kunene and Ohangwena regions playing in the local premier league, said Tinaye Mupambireyi, who is in charge of the marketing of FNVA.
Speaking to Nampa here this week, Mupambireyi stated that the FNVA has development programmes for kids' volleyball at school level.
The FNVA marketing officer invited interested companies in regions covered by the FNVA regions to join the planned corporate volleyball league as part of the 2016 season.
League space is limited to 15 teams as a start-off point and more teams will be accepted as the league grows beyond 2016.
Completion of team registration forms, players registration (minimum six players per team, mixed male and female teams allowed) and team uniform form part of the registration requirements.
The FNVA is expected to manage the league professionally in terms of administration and logistics that includes the booking of the stadium, the drawing up of fixtures, and referee delegation.
League games are to be played every second or third weekend, depending on the final decision to be taken by representatives of interested companies at technical meeting on date yet to be determined.
Prizes will be won at the end of the league season with the possibility of the top teams competing against Khomas Regions corporate league teams, Mupambireyi said.
The FNVA also caters for the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB)-initiated African Dream Project, which is aimed at grooming future volleyball champions for the African Continent.
Some 200 children, aged between seven and 14 years are participants of the African Dream Project Namibia in the north of the country since the launch of the project at Oshakati early last year.
Katima Mulilo (Zambezi Region), Rundu (Kavango East Region), Oshakati (Oshana Region) and Windhoek (Khomas Region) are the African Dream Project centres in Namibia.