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Vale to sponsor volleyball tourney

Southern Region Volleyball League (SRVL) is, this weekend, expected to hold a qualifying championship for Vale Logistics National Tournament.

SRVL wants to identify four teams each in females’ and males’ divisions to compete at the national finals.

The league’s Secretary, Martin Hausi, said Vale will fund the tournament and sensitisation campaign to the tune of K6,750, 000.

“Out of this amount, K2, 500, 000 has been earmarked for the national tournament in Blantyre,” he said ahead of the national finals set to run from March 31 to April 1 at College of Medicine Sports Complex.

“The national volleyball tournament is part of a bigger campaign to sensitise the general public, especially those dwelling along the Vale Railway Line from Moatize and Tete in Mozambique, through Chikwawa, Mwanza, Neno, Balaka, and Machinga districts in Malawi to Nayuchi and Nacala in Mozambique with the aim of protecting, maintaining and preserving the rail infrastructure along the rail line,” he said.

Hausi said Volleyball Association of Malawi has mandated SRVL to host the national tournament and conduct the promotional activities.

“The schedule of the games and the campaign will be released. Vam is working on a budget for these activities and will allocate part of the funds to buy volleyball equipment and materials for distribution to the communities,” he said.

The national tournament will attract 18 teams with the men’s section contributing 10 teams whereas the ladies’ section will attract eight sides.

Central and Northern regional volleyball leagues will provide three men’s and two women’s teams each, while eight teams will represent SRVL.

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