The Timeout Beach Volleyball Academy, owned and operated by Namibia’s national team coach James Verrinder, is bringing about a new chapter in the local beach volleyball scene.
The Academy will host the first ever 24 hour beach volleyball challenge on 3 October on the courts of the DTS in the capital.
The earnings of the event will be used to finance a new LED lighting system at the DTS courts as well as to purchase a variety of equipment, benefiting all players equally.
“We have done a few upgrades but we still need some money for the lightning to be completed. It would be nice for the kids to play at night whenever they wish,” said Verrinder, who has more than 60 players learning their trade at the Academy.
Verrinder stressed that this event is not a competition. It is a beach volleyball marathon, with participants playing as much as they would like over the 24 hours. As the event is a fundraiser, participants are thus asked to raise a minimum amount of money to be able to take part.
Entry categories are: – Individual – whole 24 hours – Min N$1,000, – Individual – 1-6 hours – Min N$500, – Junior (7-13 years, 2 hour slot 8pm-10pm Saturday) Min N$300 and the Corporate – (2 hour slot) N$2,000.