THE Bulawayo Volleyball Association (BVA) is hoping for a good turnout from clubs during a pre-season tournament to be hosted at Raylton Sports Club next week.
BVA intends to map the way forward for the provincial league expected to start next month after the pre-season tournament.
Thirty- two teams from in and around Bulawayo are expected to take part in the competition.
BVA secretary‑general Bekezela Ndlovu yesterday told Southern Eye Sport that preparations for the pre-season tournament are on course.
“We are planning to have our pre-season tournament on February 28 to March 1 at Raylton Sports Club. We have invited teams from in and outside Bulawayo to come and participate. We are expecting 32 teams,” she said.
Bulawayo teams like Spartas, Unit Fairbridge, The Great Churchill, Railstars, ZRP Raiders, Bulawayo Polytechnic and School of Mines are expected on the day.
Zetdc Zesa, Elephants, Airforce, Eveline High School, Induna and Luveve High schools Volleyball Academy will feature in the competition.
Bulawayo teams will face competition from squads which include Izihlobo (Gwanda), Thornhill, Midlands State University and Diamonds from Gweru.
She said they will map the way forward on the BVA league after the pre-season tournament.
“Last year there was little volleyball action in Bulawayo. Since it’s been a while we want to revive the sport. We want to start the league on March 14, but we want to see how the turnout will be like in the pre-season,” she said.
Teams that will play in the pre-season tournament will fork out $50 each.
BVA chairperson William Mazviro recently told this publication that they were hoping to work hard to revive the sport following their appointment as the new interim executive.
The Zimbabwe Volleyball Association will take requested that an interim term executive be elected as there was no activity in the sport in Bulawayo.