Kampala – The 2018 Kampala Amateur Volleyball Club (KAVC) international tournament was officially launched on Tuesday the 03rd of June at Olympic Committee offices in Lugogo.
It will run from the Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th of August across three venues.
The tournament that has been held for more than 20 years will this time round run for three days as opposed to the usual two as confirmed by the Chairperson, Organising committee Peter Buyungo.
“We thought that it would be better to have the tournament running for three days rather than the usual two days, said Buyungo.
“This will help give the fans more time to watch a number of the games.
“We shall therefore start on Friday and have the opening ceremony, then the games will spread through to Saturday and Sunday.
The tournament that had its inaugural event way back in 1995 while celebrating their (KAVC) Silver jubilee (25 years of existence), turned into an annual event that attracts a number of volleyball clubs from different countries. that are close to Uganda and this 22nd edition is slated for three (3) days, that is from 3rd– 5th August 2018.
The Kampala Amateur Volleyball Club(KAVC) International tournament continues to grow every other year and improving the game of volleyball in the country and across the region.
For the last 22 years, the KAVC International has given local clubs high level of competition through the convergence of the region’s top teams.
This year’s edition comes bigger and better with a lot of changes to make the coveted tournament more exciting.
The other new additions will include sitting volleyball this time round as a tournament on its own rather than the usual one game played.
Amon Ainebyona, the KAVC club chairperson believes the tournament has helped them transform into a better unit and states that this year’s edition will provide more competition.
“We are proud as a club that the legacy set over 15 years ago is still going on, said Ainebyona.
“The tournament has helped not only us but the entire volleyball fraternity in Uganda and across the region.
“We expect a more competitive and exciting edition this year from the ones we have had in the past.
Over 30 teams are expected to take part in the 2018 edition including new comers Rainbow volleyball club from South Sudan.
APR and Rwanda Revenue Authority are the defending champions in the men’s and women’s category respectively.
This year’s edition will be hosted at three different venues,that is Namboole, MUBS Nakawa and Lugogo indoor stadium.
This year’s theme is ‘seeking to sustainably excel in volleyball while nurturing talent.’
Teams expected to take part:
KAVC A, KCCA, Mattrix VC, SKY VC, Uganda Prisons, KAVC B, Sport S, Air Force and Western VC
KAVC A, KAVC B, Ndejje University, Nkumba University, KCCA, Espoir, VVC, Sport S, COBAP
Rukunzo(Burundi), Aspire(Kenya), Administrative Police (Kenya), UNIK(Rwanda), APR, University of Tourism(Rwanda), Rwanda Energy Group, Rainbow VC(South Sudan), Tanzania Prisons, FARU VC(Tanzania)
Aspire VC and Lakipia Queens from Kenya, APR, Kigali Volley Club, Rwanda Revenue Authority and IPRC Kigali