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Volleyball championships during December holiday draws ten participating countries

Volleyball championships during December holiday draws ten participating countries

05 December 2016 – The Namibia Volleyball Federation announced this week that two beach volleyball championships are scheduled for this December holiday. Both championships will be played in Swakopmund.

The 2016 Zone VI Club championship takes place from 12 December to 16 December 2016 at the Dome and on 18 and 19 December 2016 the Zone VI Beach Volleyball Club championship will take place.

Ten countries will participate in the first ever Zone VI Club championship which will include sixteen teams per gender and four Namibian teams per gender. The championships will be played in different stages, starting with the group stages, followed by the quarter finals and semi-finals. The finals will take place on 16 December 2016. The winners will automatically qualify for the African Club Championship.

The first ever zonal Beach Volleyball competition, the Zone VI Beach Volleyball Club championship will be held between ten countries that entered sixteen teams per gender of which three teams per gender are from Namibia.

The championship will be played in a double elimination format.

The event will coincide with the launch of the Dome Beach Volleyball courts.

“The Namibian Volleyball Federation is extremely excited about having Bank Windhoek on board as sponsor of the 2016 Zone VI Club championship and the Zone VI Beach Volleyball Club championship. The relationship between Bank Windhoek and the Volleyball Federation started in 2011 when the bank got involved in Namibian Beach Volleyball. This championship at the coast is an event not to be missed. I would like to invite each and every one, if you are in the area of Swakopmund this December holiday, to come show your support for our teams”, said Gunter Rust, President of the Namibian Volleyball Federation.

More information on the Zone VI Club and Beach Volleyball championships can be obtained from Gunter Rust at tel. +264 81 167 6067 or by email at [email protected]

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