Volley course preps on

By Brain Murandu

THE Zimbabwe Volleyball Association (ZVA) is making final preparations to stage a Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) level one coaching course at Harare’s Prince Edward High Schoo

l next month.

Amon Chitagu, the ZVA secretary-general, expressed hope that the participants would foster growth in the sport after the course, which is being held for the third time in the country.

“We hope participants will spread the knowledge of volleyball in their schools and various parts of the country after attaining certificates at the course,” he said.

FIVB instructors are set to conduct the course to be held from August 9 to 12.

National Association of Secondary Heads head-in-charge of volleyball Cleopas Ngwenya also said he appreciated efforts by the association to raise the standard of the sport.

Meanwhile the Premier Volleyball League (PVL), which is yet to get sponsorship for this year’s programme, is on a break after completing the first round matches. It is scheduled to resume on August 29.

On the PVL men’s log standings, defending champions Sharks lie second on 16 points from six games, behind leaders Kutama Old Boys Association who have 17 points from seven outings.

JS Harare of Breaside lie third while Jewel Stars occupy fourth place.

JS Harare’s sister club, Starz, lead the PVL women’s log with 18 points ahead of defending champions Malbereign Sharks, who have 16 points.

Mufakose Hawks are in third position with 11 points, the same as Varsity who slipped to fourth place on goal difference.

In the men’s Division One, Churchill Bulldogs rule the roost with 15 points from five games ahead of second-placed Spiking Pirates of Kuwadzana, who have 11 points.