Volleyball bids for recognition

The Zimbabwe Volleyball Association has submitted a bid to have the sport included in the 2014 Zone Six SADC Regional Youth Games, which the country will host.

Ringisai Mapondera, the ZVA secretary-general, said if the bid was successful, it would usher a new dispensation of developing the sport towards the 2020 Olympic Games.

“We have since submitted our bid to make the seventh sport because our involvement in the SADC games will shape our way to the Olympics,” he said. He revealed his association was now focusing more on developing the youth game, especially in the Under-17s and Under-21s.

“Conway College is leading the juniors Under-17 project because of sufficient fund. In beach volleyball, we are expected to make four teams for the zone qualifiers,” said Mapondera.

Beach volleyball made landmark strides in 2012, with several rural schools setting up the program.

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