Total Swakopmund pocket volleyball tourney

Players enjoy pro-beach games
The sports promotion and management company, Modish Sports, hosted its second edition of the pro-beach games at Long Beach on Saturday.
Nikanor Nangolo
Total Swakopmund walked away with N$3 000 for winning the volleyball competition.

The winning team captain, Faan Horn, said that it was an amazing day.

"We had some tough competition and beautiful weather, even though the wind picked up later on. I would not say that we are pro-volleyball players, but we try to stay fit by playing socially twice a week.

"I think that volleyball needs to be developed, and more people need to join in the fun. Volleyball is a game for the whole family," he said, adding that he is grateful to the organisers for organising the event.

Low turnout

Founder of Modish Sports, Willibard Angula, said that the day did not turn out as planned.

"We saw a greater number of participants with seven teams in the volleyball competition. The games were of a very competitive and high quality. On the other hand, the football, tennis and rugby competitions had to be cancelled due to the low number of entries we received, and the teams that pitched played for fun. Word is that there was another tournament in the surrounding area, and perhaps the teams signed up for that tournament before ours. Nonetheless, we were here, our games kicked off, and it was successful."

Angula said that Modish Sports is looking forward to do better next year.

"We will perhaps rope in more corporate companies that can participate, as well as try to get more sponsors. We will definitely sit down and look at what can be improved."

Angula encouraged the youth to participate in sports. "This is not just about Modish Sports. It is much more about the community of Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and perhaps Henties Bay as well, for the youngsters in particular. Such initiatives are for them, to help get them off the streets and get them to participate and take part in sports."