•Event: 2022 KAVC International Volleyball Tournament
•Sponsor: National Social Security Fund (NSSF)
•Dates: August 5-7
•Venue: Lugogo Indoor Arena and Hockey Pitch
The NSSF sponsored KAVC International Volleyball Tournament has been launched, making a return for the first time since 2019 after COVID-19 pandemic.
National Social Security Fund (NSSF) have injected Sh70m into this year’s tournament that was first held in 1995 as KAVC Volleyball Club celebrated 25 years then.
“This will be our 12 edition on board as we are very proud to Sponsor and associate with this tournament,” said Victor Karamagi, NSSF Head of Public Relations.
“Our reasons remain the same from the start. We want to support the Youth of this country who want a chance and platform to excel in Sports and this tourney is a good platform.
“We also want to support Talent, specifically in Volleyball. This tournament gives a platform to the players to get noticed by the professional teams.
Karamagi also added that they have remained with KAVC because of the confidence they have in the organisers.
“For over a decade, we have not heard any accountability issues, any misuse of the support we have given them, whatever we have given to them has been put to good use as earlier suggested.”
The Sh70m will go a long way in helping helping KAVC a successful tournament as the company reconfirmed their commitment.
Hamza Lubwama, the KAVC President, expressed their readiness and excitement to host the tournament.
“This year, we shall run the tournament under the theme ‘Championing better community health and behavior through sports’ as the cardinal message to everyone that a better future can be achieved by taking care of vital aspects of life such as; our health and behavior and these can be readily drawn from participation in sporting activities such as volleyball,” Lubwama stated.
Lubwama also highlighted the value of the tournament that has produced and given a platform to many players with some going on to play professionally abroad.
He also commended NSSF, Uganda Volleyball Federation and the media for the continued support towards the growth of the KAVC International Volleyball Tournament.
In 2019, Nkumba beat Ndejje 3-0 (25-10, 25-18, 25-17) to win the Ladies category in an all Ugandan affair. This was also a repeat of 2018 final with Nkumba taking revenge.
Kenya’s Homegrown beat Gacosmos from Burundi 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-11) to take the Men’s crown.
Local Clubs that have so far confirmed participation:
•Men – KAVC, KCCA, Uganda Prisons, OBB, Uganda Police, Western Team, Northern Team, Elyon VC
•Women – KAVC, Ndejje University, Nkumba University, KCCA, ESPOIR, OBB, COBAP, VVC
•Men – Rukinzo, Gacosmas
•Men – University of Rwanda, APR, Gisagara, APR
•Women – APR
•Men – Juba, Lions SC
•Women – Cobra
•Men – Kagera, Bukoba
*More teams will be confirmed in the due course