Upcoming new team shines at mini beach volleyball tournament in Swakopmund
Stefanus Kangandjera and Bernhard Schurz are the new champions of the Swakopmund Beach Volleyball Open tournament, a mini 2-a-side championship played over the previous weekend. The team celebrated their first ever victory as a new partnership walking away with the title ‘NVF Bank Windhoek Swakopmund Beach Volleyball Open champions.
Second were Danilo and Andriko von Ludwiger with Conrad Johannes and James Verrinder taking the third sport.
Michael Vente and teammate Jorn Lüsse won the Social 2-a-side category, beating Nashikaku Sakeus and Kathima Matilde in the final. Third spot was taken by Hendrina Lindongo and Anna Henghono.
Eighteen teams competed in the one-day two-players championship serving as a springboard event for the more serious volleyball championships during the year.
Following the success of two beach volleyball clinics in the north last year, the Namibian Volleyball Federation said this week it will host another two events in the north this year, one in Oshakati and one in Rundu.
James Verrinder, the Federation’s Director of beach volleyball commented, “We have a very well-established beach volleyball community in both the Khomas and Erongo regions and we want to continue to work to development in the north where 6-a-side volleyball is already very well established”.
Thanking Bank Windhoek for their continuous support, he said the 6-a-side DOC tournament will be hosted this coming weekend at the Dome in Swakopmund.
Caption: Men’s and Social winners with Volleyball Federation officials. From the left, Liina Matheus, the Federation’s Secretary General, social winners Michael Vente and Jorn Lüsse, Stefanus Kangandjera, champion teammate, Joel Matheus, the NSC chairman, Bernhard Schurz, champion teammate and Sanet de Waal of Bank Windhoek, the sponsor.