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More than 200 teams to take part in DTS Volleyball tournament

by Rodney Pienaar


More than 200 teams are expected to take part in the 35th Deutscher Turn –und Sportsverien (DTS) “Volleyball for all” annual tournament slated for the first weekend of February. 

The DTS Volleyball tournament is one of the biggest sports events in Namibia and fun is the key element of the tournament, Technical Director of Namibia Volleyball Federation Cristian Scholfe has said at the official launch.

For this year’s tournament, 190 teams have already booked 240 limited places. 

“This platform is the best to expose volleyball in Namibia and we are proud to say that we have achieved a lot in the sport of volleyball over the years and we would like to see all volleyball lovers at the tournament. With combined efforts between a single sports club, volunteers and sponsors we have made this tournament an unforgettable one over the years,” he said. 

He added that it is encouraging that Namibia is prepared to do anything for the love of sports, although the federation faces various challenges for the development of the sport code. 

Tazneem Klazen, brand manager of Windhoek Draught the main sponsor of the tournament has said the sponsorship for this tournament has been ongoing for nine years and has been getting bigger and better every year. 

 “We are looking forward to the tournament. As the main sponsor we are proud to say that we have helped in a way to see the tournament develop to what it is today. This event is perfectly aligned with what Windhoek Draught stands for. Our brand is all about creating memorable outdoor occasions where real friends can enjoy real beer. This platform is all about memorable time with friends and family because it is not all about winning but also about having fun,” she said.

This is an opportunity for Namibians to challenge one another at this informal volleyball tournament.

She added that it has proven to be an incredible team building tool and a perfect opportunity for corporates to kick off 2018 with a bang and for individual entrants to simply break away from a work-loaded mindset and have fun.

Klazen said that this year’s tournament promises nail-biting Volleyball matches, a variety of tasty snack stalls and loads of prizes up for grabs. 

“Windhoek Draught will be having competitions throughout the day, so be sure not to miss it. You can also expect to be entertained by the Windhoek Draught Brand Ambassador Gazza, who will be performing at the prize giving ceremony,” she said.

The tournament was started in 1984 with only 34 teams taking part and in 1987, 90 teams took part.

 Last year 240 teams competed in the tournament.