Namibian Volleyball Federation to host a Zone 6

The Namibian Volleyball Federation (NVF) has been accorded an opportunity to host a Zone 6 Club Championship that will be held on 10th – 20th December 2016 in Swakopmund.

Through our newly founded alliance with the Swakopmund Indoor Sports Complex, the Dome, we have identified this as the perfect venue for this event. The event is the qualifier tournament for the 2017 African Volleyball Club Championship; Namibia is expecting approximately 40 clubs which translate into about 600 participants from ten SADC countries namely; Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swazi-land, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Due to the past record of this championship we are expecting round about 300 – 450 participants as some countries fails to send their clubs due to issues like high competition standard as well as financial implications. As a host country, Namibia has a privilege to enter 4 teams per gender and all teams that made it to the semi-finals of our Bank Windhoek NVF Cup were expected to enter for the Zone VI Club Champion-ship. Due to financial constraints one team from each gender has withdrawn their participation, these are Nakapele VC (male) from Ongwediva and Oshana NamPol (female) from Oshakati. Namibia will be represented by 3 teams in the male and female categories namely; NDF, Khomas NamPol, Namibian Navy A and Revivals, SKW, Noordgrens respectively. We believe that top players such as Eddy Uyepa of NDF, Messah Kambala of Khomas NamPol, Anna Mupiri of SKW, Tuli Amakali of Revivals to mention but a few will do Namibia proud as they are hard at work preparing for the event.
For the first time in the history at the championship there will be a Beach Volleyball competition held following the indoor competition on the 18th – 19th December 2016. Namibia will be entering 3 Club teams per gender including three of the four ladies that competed for a place to the Rio Olympics at the CAVB Continental Cup Finals in Nigeria in April; Kim Seebach, Rosi Hennes & Steff Palmhert. Jan-Eric Sack who has dominated the Timeout Beach Series 2016, winning 4 out of 5 tournaments. We also have our Under 19’s World Championship teams; Kristin Schulz, Michi Böhringer, Daniel & Fabian Pfeifer and a team from the Navy; Ishitile Aloisius V & Nashikaku Sakeus.
This year’s competition will as well serve as a qualifying event for International Referees Candidate amongst other are referees who attended an International Referees Candidate Course in 2014 in Zimbabwe. Namibia does not have any candidate or qualified International referees at this point due to a lack of funding we were unable to send any to attend the course held in 2014.
This means that all referees for this event will be nominated from outside countries and the NVF will have to provide accommodation for them.
An instructor from the Confederation of International Volleyball (FIVB) will be present to grade the referees and qualify the successful candidate at the event.
The tournament is taking place during peak holiday season; Swakopmund will be crowded with local and international tourists and holiday-goers, making it the perfect setting for the tournament and a maximum-exposure event for the sponsors attached to it.
At this moment, we are searching for a one-time-only sponsorship deal exclusive to the aforementioned tournament. Based on the outcome of the event and given that both parties were to find the partnership beneficial, there is the potential to establish a more long-term relationship which could be formulated in the wake of the tournament.
So far only the following sponsors have come on board; Bank Windhoek with N$40 000 sponsorship, The Dome indoor sports complex have sponsored the playing venue at a total cost of N$80 000 for a week duration.
For any further information please do not hesitate to contact the NVF Vice-President Mr. Hilary Dux Imbuwa at or 0812447888

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