Thirty Ninth Doc Tournament

Rudi Bowe

The Bank Windhoek Volleyball Doc Tournament saw 15 female and 18 male teams contesting for top honours in the thirty ninth Doc Tournament held at the Dome in Swakopmund.
The oldest volleyball tournament, “if not the oldest sports tournament in the country” was this year hosted by the Erongo Volleyball Association in conjunction with the Namibian Volleyball Federation (NVF) and sponsored by Bank Windhoek.
The President on the NVF Hillary Dux Imbuwa said that the development plan that were put in place a few years ago is working as more young players are registering at clubs country wide and that the federation will create opportunities for these young players on national level.
“The Federation will soon start with the selection of national development teams” Imbuwa added
Imbuwa said that the Doc tournament will be turning 40 years next year and the NVF would like to celebrate this by hosting a celebration tournament. He therefore urges all old volleyball players to contact the NVF if they would like to be part of the celebrations.
Imbuwa told the Namib Times that the NVF and the Namibian Paralympics Commission will sign a joint venture to get Para volleyball “Sitting Vol-leyball” in the country with the official launch to be held within the next few months in Windhoek.
Mr Berndt Hoffmann who played a major role in the development of volleyball in
Namibia and passion for the game who was a special guest at the tournament said “Young people should not spoil their future by using drug and alcohol and having babies at n young age as it will stop them from participating in sport and that there are too many children growing up without fathers.
Hoffmann donated 9 mobile Volleyball sets to be used for the development of the game as well a cow from his farm to the NVF.
The Namibian Defence Force (NDF) overpowered their NamPower 2-1 in the first semi-final with the UNAM Rundu Campus beat Khomas Nampol 2-1 in the second semi-final.
NDF team then won the final as they defeat the students from the UNAM Campus in Rundu 3-1 to be crowned champions with Nampower third after defeating Khomas Nampol via forfeit.
In women’s category, Khomas Nampol defeated Happy Du, 2 – 0 in their semi-final match and in the second semi-final Revivals one of the oldest volley-ball clubs in the country defeated another old kid on the block, Six Stars 2-0.
In the final Revivals trashed Khomas Nampol 3-0 to be crown the 2019 Bank Windhoek Volleyball Doc Tournament champions. Happy Du took the third position after defeating Six Stars 2-0.
The winners in both the men and women’s categories walked away with
N$5 000 the trophy and the gold medals with the runners up pocket N$3 000 and the silver medals while the third place in both categories
got N$2 000 and bronze medals with N$1 000 for the fourth placed teams each.

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