A volleyball tournament to officially launch the new volleyball season was held at Ondangwa on Independence Day last week in view of the Far North Volleyball League (FNVL) set to kick off on 13 April 2013.
The NORTHCOTE Medical Clinic and FNVL executive committee organised the tournament which involved all registered clubs of the FNVL. “The opening tourney’s main sponsor was Dr Jerry Lwande of the NORTHCOTE Medical Clinic in Ondangwa,” said the league coordinator Hillary Dux Imbuwa in an interview with Nampa here on Wednesday.
The league’s affiliated teams are EIT Volleyball Club (VC)’s men’s and women’s teams, Nakapele VC (men and women), KK Palace VC (men and women), Otjozondjupa NamPol VC (men and women), Hifikepunye Pohamba Campus Volleyball Club (HPC VC) (men and women), Six Stars VC (men only), Ohangwena NamPol (men only) and Oshikoto NamPol (men only).
“As we enter our third volleyball season since the establishment of the FNVL in 2011, the league has been growing, and many people have shown interest as new clubs/players register to play in the league each year,” Imbuwa pointed out. For the 2013 season, eight men’s and five women’s clubs have already registered for the league.
Last year, seven men’s and five women’s clubs participated. The Six Stars VC won last year’s league in the men’s category, as well as last weekend’s tournament for the second consecutive year, while the HPC VC was the champions in the women’s category last year. Imbuwa said the newcomers this year are the King Kauluma (KK) Palace Ladies VC, and Oshikoto and Otjozodjupa NamPol teams.
“The FNVL will this season be boosted by the presence of Namibia’s best blocker and number one senior beach volleyball player, Mwita Jabu Sikopo, who previously played for SKW in the top league but has now been cleared to play for Nakapele VC,” Imbuwa disclosed.