WINDHOEK, Jan. 17 – DTS Volleyball will host the 35th segment of the annual Windhoek Draught DTS Volleyball For All on Saturday, 03 February 2018 at the DTS club premises in Sean McBride Street, Olympia.
This was revealed at a media briefing this morning, where Windhoek Draught retains its role as main sponsor, while Radiowave is a media sponsor and Namibia Health Plan is a co-sponsor.
Windhoek Draught Brand Manager, Ms. Tasneem Klazen stressed that Windhoek Draught continues to contribute to the growth of volleyball in Namibia as it is part of the brand’s corporate social responsibility to contribute to such social events in Namibia.
“This event is perfectly aligned with what Windhoek Draught stands for. Our brand is all about creating memorable outdoor experiences where real friends can enjoy real beer. This event is an opportunity for corporates to kick off 2018 with a bang or for individual entrants to simply break away from work-loaded mind-sets and have fun. 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 have competitions throughout the day, so be sure not to miss it. Numerous companies make use of this event for team building and social purposes – a truth we are also very proud of,” said Klazen.
According to James Verrinder – Chairperson of the Namibia Beach Volleyball Academy, and Tournament Director of the “Volleyball for All”, the 35th commemoration of this much anticipated annual event on the local sports and entertainment calendar started its journey in 1984 with only 34 participating teams. Verrinder: “The event grew to 90 teams in 1987, and boasts with 240 teams over the past five years. Unfortunately due to resources we are unable to exceed the 240 mark at this stage. Entries are coming in at a very fast pace, and we expect all 240 spots to be filled by this time next week.”
Moreover, the Tournament promises an electric atmosphere as Dj Coco will entertain the crowd, Windhoek Draught brand ambassador Gazza will provide live performances, while there will be prizes to be given away including Best dressed team, Sportiest team, Most organised team, among others.
Teams are encouraged to enter mixed six-a-side teams only, meaning that the teams must consist of six players, with an unlimited number of substitutes, and at least two ladies on the court at all times. Players may be substituted at any time between points, while a match will be lost if less than six players of the team are on the court.
In the past, the tournament has been such a hit that all 240 team spots were eagerly filled prior to the entry deadline. Already, 109 spots have already been booked as of today (17 January 2018.) The entry-closure for teams is Thursday, 25 January 2018, or until the maximum limit of 240 teams is reached.