Gosh! Almost a year gone planning on MK300,000 Volleyball Presidential Initiative on Sports

Affected: The Secondary School Volleyball Teams

 

GOSH! ALMOST YEAR GONE PLANNING ON MK300,000.00 PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE ON SPORTS- The future of Volleyball in P.I.S uncertain.

 

The 2018/2019 Presidential Initiative on Sports (P.I.S) games which are supposed to be played by secondary school pupils (both boys and girls), still hang in balance in all three regions.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) which receives the P.I.S money from National Sports Council disbursed the same to all the three regional Leagues in August, 2018. We have found out that so far the future for program still remains blurred.

P.I.S was a brainchild of the Malawi's former head of state in April, 2008, late President Bingu Wa Mutharika with the hope to improve sports and fill the gap created by shortage of sponsors, especially from the corporate world in the country.

The Government, use Ministry Of Sports to primarily promote and develop sports in the country and all (about 22 associations) the affiliated sports code to the Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) benefit from the fund. Volleyball is among the least supported code with only Mk1,000,000.00.

Each of the three; Northern, Central and Southern Volleyball Leagues get MK300,000.00 from the MK1,000,000.00 Volleyball gets for PIS money and VAM keeps MK100,000.00

It is reported that Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) had set up a subcommittee headed by the vice Chairperson Ronald Mwale. The other members were Ruth ‘Madala’ Kasambara and Chimwemwe ‘Kush’ Msowoya. Our findings show that Sub-Committee did nothing.

We caught up with the General Secretary, Daniel Mwakasoka, who referred us to the Vice Chairperson, who likewise, pushed us to the Chairperson.

NRVL Chairperson, Kafumu Nkhoma, said they plan to have the games in mid-November.

“We just want to finish Raiply National tournament. Then towards the mid-November, before schools start writing examinations, we shall have the games played," he assured.

By the look of things, the story is no different for Central Region Volleyball League (CRVL) as not much has been done. We engaged the General Secretary, Dr. Tarsizio Chikaonda in early August, 2019 and he said they plan to undertake skills development and provide materials.

“The plan is to undertake skills development in schools and provide materials such as balls and nets using the funds. We are developing a schedule to engage the schools starting from next term (First term which usually runs from end September to early December),” he revealed.

This has excited the secondary school teacher and a volleyball coach, Henry Noniwa from Mseche Community Day Secondary School. Though he has some reservations.

“Of course it is a good plan, though we don't know how serious they are because it is easily said than done but it is a good move”, he said.

Southern Region Volleyball League (SRVL) is at the middle of nowhere as far as P.I.S is concerned. They have let grass grow under their feet.

We caught up with the incumbent SRVL General Secretary, Charles Msusa who expressed ignorance.

“I do not know anything about that. Who was championing?, he querried. “May be they (former Committee) will include that information in their handover notes’, he added.

We tried to follow up with the former General Secretary, Martin Hausi on the progress of the games. He did not pick up the calls, never returned the calls and only ‘blue ticked’ us on whatsapp. This is the same ‘feedback’ he gave in our earlier article about the games. Its reported that Hausi is the one who received the money from VAM through his account.

Unfortunately, we found out that since the SRVL Committee elections on 14th July, 2019 at Malawi College of Health Sciences- Blantyre Campus, there has never been a handover ceremony. The current SRVL Committee had set a date for handovers, but the former Committee through Hausi, is reported that had refused. It is also reported that Hausi, said his colleagues are not around to do the handovers.

Therefore, this means VAM has not also reported to MNCS on the fund they got. MNCS through the Sports Development Officer, Ruth Mzengo warned that any Association that do not provide reports on the past P.I.S funds they get, shall get their comeuppance. The MNCS letter titled ‘suspension of Presidential Initiative on Sports’ dated 20th September, 2019 to all Associations, it stated that it has taken the action because Associations have been undermining a requirement to submit the reports. MNCS also wrote the Associations through emails on 1st August, 2019 calling the Associations to submit narrative and financial report for the year 2018/2019. By this it means Volleyball may not receive the 2019/2020 P.I.S funds. Mzengo is quoted saying, “In the absence of the reports, we would not have fair and comprehensive evaluation of the previous events as regards achievements, challenges and recommendations to improve implementation of the programme and determine their financial prudence.”

VAM General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma confirmed that they have not received any report on 2018/2019 P.I.S games from the Leagues.

“We have not received any official report with regards to 2018/2019 P.I.S games from the Leagues since we released the funds last year to them", said Nkhoma.

The development has worried Noniwa, who still has fond memories of P.I.S games when he was at Kamuzu Barracks Secondary School.

"The students have lost interest in Volleyball. The absence of such grassroots volleyball games negatively affects the transition from youth teams to senior teams in that senior teams are unable to receive or spot new players", Noniwa, complained.

First Appeared on https://www.facebook.com/VolleyballMalawi/

Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

Gosh! Almost a year gone planning on MK300,000 Volleyball Presidential Initiative on Sports

Affected: The Secondary School Volleyball Teams

 

GOSH! ALMOST YEAR GONE PLANNING ON MK300,000.00 PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE ON SPORTS- The future of Volleyball in P.I.S uncertain.

 

The 2018/2019 Presidential Initiative on Sports (P.I.S) games which are supposed to be played by secondary school pupils (both boys and girls), still hang in balance in all three regions.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) which receives the P.I.S money from National Sports Council disbursed the same to all the three regional Leagues in August, 2018. We have found out that so far the future for program still remains blurred.

P.I.S was a brainchild of the Malawi's former head of state in April, 2008, late President Bingu Wa Mutharika with the hope to improve sports and fill the gap created by shortage of sponsors, especially from the corporate world in the country.

The Government, use Ministry Of Sports to primarily promote and develop sports in the country and all (about 22 associations) the affiliated sports code to the Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) benefit from the fund. Volleyball is among the least supported code with only Mk1,000,000.00.

Each of the three; Northern, Central and Southern Volleyball Leagues get MK300,000.00 from the MK1,000,000.00 Volleyball gets for PIS money and VAM keeps MK100,000.00

It is reported that Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) had set up a subcommittee headed by the vice Chairperson Ronald Mwale. The other members were Ruth ‘Madala’ Kasambara and Chimwemwe ‘Kush’ Msowoya. Our findings show that Sub-Committee did nothing.

We caught up with the General Secretary, Daniel Mwakasoka, who referred us to the Vice Chairperson, who likewise, pushed us to the Chairperson.

NRVL Chairperson, Kafumu Nkhoma, said they plan to have the games in mid-November.

“We just want to finish Raiply National tournament. Then towards the mid-November, before schools start writing examinations, we shall have the games played," he assured.

By the look of things, the story is no different for Central Region Volleyball League (CRVL) as not much has been done. We engaged the General Secretary, Dr. Tarsizio Chikaonda in early August, 2019 and he said they plan to undertake skills development and provide materials.

“The plan is to undertake skills development in schools and provide materials such as balls and nets using the funds. We are developing a schedule to engage the schools starting from next term (First term which usually runs from end September to early December),” he revealed.

This has excited the secondary school teacher and a volleyball coach, Henry Noniwa from Mseche Community Day Secondary School. Though he has some reservations.

“Of course it is a good plan, though we don't know how serious they are because it is easily said than done but it is a good move”, he said.

Southern Region Volleyball League (SRVL) is at the middle of nowhere as far as P.I.S is concerned. They have let grass grow under their feet.

We caught up with the incumbent SRVL General Secretary, Charles Msusa who expressed ignorance.

“I do not know anything about that. Who was championing?, he querried. “May be they (former Committee) will include that information in their handover notes’, he added.

We tried to follow up with the former General Secretary, Martin Hausi on the progress of the games. He did not pick up the calls, never returned the calls and only ‘blue ticked’ us on whatsapp. This is the same ‘feedback’ he gave in our earlier article about the games. Its reported that Hausi is the one who received the money from VAM through his account.

Unfortunately, we found out that since the SRVL Committee elections on 14th July, 2019 at Malawi College of Health Sciences- Blantyre Campus, there has never been a handover ceremony. The current SRVL Committee had set a date for handovers, but the former Committee through Hausi, is reported that had refused. It is also reported that Hausi, said his colleagues are not around to do the handovers.

Therefore, this means VAM has not also reported to MNCS on the fund they got. MNCS through the Sports Development Officer, Ruth Mzengo warned that any Association that do not provide reports on the past P.I.S funds they get, shall get their comeuppance. The MNCS letter titled ‘suspension of Presidential Initiative on Sports’ dated 20th September, 2019 to all Associations, it stated that it has taken the action because Associations have been undermining a requirement to submit the reports. MNCS also wrote the Associations through emails on 1st August, 2019 calling the Associations to submit narrative and financial report for the year 2018/2019. By this it means Volleyball may not receive the 2019/2020 P.I.S funds. Mzengo is quoted saying, “In the absence of the reports, we would not have fair and comprehensive evaluation of the previous events as regards achievements, challenges and recommendations to improve implementation of the programme and determine their financial prudence.”

VAM General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma confirmed that they have not received any report on 2018/2019 P.I.S games from the Leagues.

“We have not received any official report with regards to 2018/2019 P.I.S games from the Leagues since we released the funds last year to them", said Nkhoma.

The development has worried Noniwa, who still has fond memories of P.I.S games when he was at Kamuzu Barracks Secondary School.

"The students have lost interest in Volleyball. The absence of such grassroots volleyball games negatively affects the transition from youth teams to senior teams in that senior teams are unable to receive or spot new players", Noniwa, complained.

First Appeared on https://www.facebook.com/VolleyballMalawi/

Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

Gosh! Almost a year gone planning on MK300,000 Volleyball Presidential Initiative on Sports

Affected: The Secondary School Volleyball Teams

 

GOSH! ALMOST YEAR GONE PLANNING ON MK300,000.00 PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE ON SPORTS- The future of Volleyball in P.I.S uncertain.

 

The 2018/2019 Presidential Initiative on Sports (P.I.S) games which are supposed to be played by secondary school pupils (both boys and girls), still hang in balance in all three regions.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) which receives the P.I.S money from National Sports Council disbursed the same to all the three regional Leagues in August, 2018. We have found out that so far the future for program still remains blurred.

P.I.S was a brainchild of the Malawi's former head of state in April, 2008, late President Bingu Wa Mutharika with the hope to improve sports and fill the gap created by shortage of sponsors, especially from the corporate world in the country.

The Government, use Ministry Of Sports to primarily promote and develop sports in the country and all (about 22 associations) the affiliated sports code to the Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) benefit from the fund. Volleyball is among the least supported code with only Mk1,000,000.00.

Each of the three; Northern, Central and Southern Volleyball Leagues get MK300,000.00 from the MK1,000,000.00 Volleyball gets for PIS money and VAM keeps MK100,000.00

It is reported that Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) had set up a subcommittee headed by the vice Chairperson Ronald Mwale. The other members were Ruth ‘Madala’ Kasambara and Chimwemwe ‘Kush’ Msowoya. Our findings show that Sub-Committee did nothing.

We caught up with the General Secretary, Daniel Mwakasoka, who referred us to the Vice Chairperson, who likewise, pushed us to the Chairperson.

NRVL Chairperson, Kafumu Nkhoma, said they plan to have the games in mid-November.

“We just want to finish Raiply National tournament. Then towards the mid-November, before schools start writing examinations, we shall have the games played," he assured.

By the look of things, the story is no different for Central Region Volleyball League (CRVL) as not much has been done. We engaged the General Secretary, Dr. Tarsizio Chikaonda in early August, 2019 and he said they plan to undertake skills development and provide materials.

“The plan is to undertake skills development in schools and provide materials such as balls and nets using the funds. We are developing a schedule to engage the schools starting from next term (First term which usually runs from end September to early December),” he revealed.

This has excited the secondary school teacher and a volleyball coach, Henry Noniwa from Mseche Community Day Secondary School. Though he has some reservations.

“Of course it is a good plan, though we don't know how serious they are because it is easily said than done but it is a good move”, he said.

Southern Region Volleyball League (SRVL) is at the middle of nowhere as far as P.I.S is concerned. They have let grass grow under their feet.

We caught up with the incumbent SRVL General Secretary, Charles Msusa who expressed ignorance.

“I do not know anything about that. Who was championing?, he querried. “May be they (former Committee) will include that information in their handover notes’, he added.

We tried to follow up with the former General Secretary, Martin Hausi on the progress of the games. He did not pick up the calls, never returned the calls and only ‘blue ticked’ us on whatsapp. This is the same ‘feedback’ he gave in our earlier article about the games. Its reported that Hausi is the one who received the money from VAM through his account.

Unfortunately, we found out that since the SRVL Committee elections on 14th July, 2019 at Malawi College of Health Sciences- Blantyre Campus, there has never been a handover ceremony. The current SRVL Committee had set a date for handovers, but the former Committee through Hausi, is reported that had refused. It is also reported that Hausi, said his colleagues are not around to do the handovers.

Therefore, this means VAM has not also reported to MNCS on the fund they got. MNCS through the Sports Development Officer, Ruth Mzengo warned that any Association that do not provide reports on the past P.I.S funds they get, shall get their comeuppance. The MNCS letter titled ‘suspension of Presidential Initiative on Sports’ dated 20th September, 2019 to all Associations, it stated that it has taken the action because Associations have been undermining a requirement to submit the reports. MNCS also wrote the Associations through emails on 1st August, 2019 calling the Associations to submit narrative and financial report for the year 2018/2019. By this it means Volleyball may not receive the 2019/2020 P.I.S funds. Mzengo is quoted saying, “In the absence of the reports, we would not have fair and comprehensive evaluation of the previous events as regards achievements, challenges and recommendations to improve implementation of the programme and determine their financial prudence.”

VAM General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma confirmed that they have not received any report on 2018/2019 P.I.S games from the Leagues.

“We have not received any official report with regards to 2018/2019 P.I.S games from the Leagues since we released the funds last year to them", said Nkhoma.

The development has worried Noniwa, who still has fond memories of P.I.S games when he was at Kamuzu Barracks Secondary School.

"The students have lost interest in Volleyball. The absence of such grassroots volleyball games negatively affects the transition from youth teams to senior teams in that senior teams are unable to receive or spot new players", Noniwa, complained.

First Appeared on https://www.facebook.com/VolleyballMalawi/

Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

Gosh! Almost a year gone planning on MK300,000 Volleyball Presidential Initiative on Sports

Affected: The Secondary School Volleyball Teams

 

GOSH! ALMOST YEAR GONE PLANNING ON MK300,000.00 PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE ON SPORTS- The future of Volleyball in P.I.S uncertain.

 

The 2018/2019 Presidential Initiative on Sports (P.I.S) games which are supposed to be played by secondary school pupils (both boys and girls), still hang in balance in all three regions.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) which receives the P.I.S money from National Sports Council disbursed the same to all the three regional Leagues in August, 2018. We have found out that so far the future for program still remains blurred.

P.I.S was a brainchild of the Malawi's former head of state in April, 2008, late President Bingu Wa Mutharika with the hope to improve sports and fill the gap created by shortage of sponsors, especially from the corporate world in the country.

The Government, use Ministry Of Sports to primarily promote and develop sports in the country and all (about 22 associations) the affiliated sports code to the Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) benefit from the fund. Volleyball is among the least supported code with only Mk1,000,000.00.

Each of the three; Northern, Central and Southern Volleyball Leagues get MK300,000.00 from the MK1,000,000.00 Volleyball gets for PIS money and VAM keeps MK100,000.00

It is reported that Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) had set up a subcommittee headed by the vice Chairperson Ronald Mwale. The other members were Ruth ‘Madala’ Kasambara and Chimwemwe ‘Kush’ Msowoya. Our findings show that Sub-Committee did nothing.

We caught up with the General Secretary, Daniel Mwakasoka, who referred us to the Vice Chairperson, who likewise, pushed us to the Chairperson.

NRVL Chairperson, Kafumu Nkhoma, said they plan to have the games in mid-November.

“We just want to finish Raiply National tournament. Then towards the mid-November, before schools start writing examinations, we shall have the games played," he assured.

By the look of things, the story is no different for Central Region Volleyball League (CRVL) as not much has been done. We engaged the General Secretary, Dr. Tarsizio Chikaonda in early August, 2019 and he said they plan to undertake skills development and provide materials.

“The plan is to undertake skills development in schools and provide materials such as balls and nets using the funds. We are developing a schedule to engage the schools starting from next term (First term which usually runs from end September to early December),” he revealed.

This has excited the secondary school teacher and a volleyball coach, Henry Noniwa from Mseche Community Day Secondary School. Though he has some reservations.

“Of course it is a good plan, though we don't know how serious they are because it is easily said than done but it is a good move”, he said.

Southern Region Volleyball League (SRVL) is at the middle of nowhere as far as P.I.S is concerned. They have let grass grow under their feet.

We caught up with the incumbent SRVL General Secretary, Charles Msusa who expressed ignorance.

“I do not know anything about that. Who was championing?, he querried. “May be they (former Committee) will include that information in their handover notes’, he added.

We tried to follow up with the former General Secretary, Martin Hausi on the progress of the games. He did not pick up the calls, never returned the calls and only ‘blue ticked’ us on whatsapp. This is the same ‘feedback’ he gave in our earlier article about the games. Its reported that Hausi is the one who received the money from VAM through his account.

Unfortunately, we found out that since the SRVL Committee elections on 14th July, 2019 at Malawi College of Health Sciences- Blantyre Campus, there has never been a handover ceremony. The current SRVL Committee had set a date for handovers, but the former Committee through Hausi, is reported that had refused. It is also reported that Hausi, said his colleagues are not around to do the handovers.

Therefore, this means VAM has not also reported to MNCS on the fund they got. MNCS through the Sports Development Officer, Ruth Mzengo warned that any Association that do not provide reports on the past P.I.S funds they get, shall get their comeuppance. The MNCS letter titled ‘suspension of Presidential Initiative on Sports’ dated 20th September, 2019 to all Associations, it stated that it has taken the action because Associations have been undermining a requirement to submit the reports. MNCS also wrote the Associations through emails on 1st August, 2019 calling the Associations to submit narrative and financial report for the year 2018/2019. By this it means Volleyball may not receive the 2019/2020 P.I.S funds. Mzengo is quoted saying, “In the absence of the reports, we would not have fair and comprehensive evaluation of the previous events as regards achievements, challenges and recommendations to improve implementation of the programme and determine their financial prudence.”

VAM General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma confirmed that they have not received any report on 2018/2019 P.I.S games from the Leagues.

“We have not received any official report with regards to 2018/2019 P.I.S games from the Leagues since we released the funds last year to them", said Nkhoma.

The development has worried Noniwa, who still has fond memories of P.I.S games when he was at Kamuzu Barracks Secondary School.

"The students have lost interest in Volleyball. The absence of such grassroots volleyball games negatively affects the transition from youth teams to senior teams in that senior teams are unable to receive or spot new players", Noniwa, complained.

First Appeared on https://www.facebook.com/VolleyballMalawi/

Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

Lazarous Khumbo Kaunda

Hike with Heart: The Beginning of a journey

Hike with Heart

 

Image removed.

Photo: The very first hike with heart activity, Colby, Rosemary, Tionge, Lazarus, chikwawa

 

I will begin our kulinji.com journey with my favorite Mark Twain quote “a good life is built around good relationships”. The renowned writer, Mark Twain, did not drop this line out of the blues; There must have been a catalyst to this thought. It is mostly through tragedies that we have introspection with our lives to gain insights or lessons that form philosophies of our lives which help us to progress to the next level. At this point I am assuming this premise, was the origin of the authors quote. If introspection is important for human advancement, this makes me wonder and revisit the tragedies of relationships I have within myself, environment and the world around me to see what areas needs growth and have grown.

In tragic relationship with the self, I am going to make myself vulnerable on this space and share my story. No one can explain my story better than I can and neither can I talk about your story. Through vulnerability, we share parts of ourselves, which are sacred;parts that we would normally not feel comfortable with people knowing about.  Vulnerability is also one element, which is an essential element for interpersonal communication skill. In this case, I am trying to build a relation with you, my dear reader. I hope we will be able to have  comment section to have and interact about Hiking or fun edifying stuff in general.

That being said, allow me to digress , so I can tell you about my complex relationship with food.

Eating two mtandas (parts) of nsima is a struggle for me and mostly I like eating in small handful portions. Most of the time I would resort to eating snacks and candy diet all day long. I used to be worse in college; my then girlfriend and friends (shout out to Florence, Hope and Melody) would lock me in my room and they would only open for me to come out if I finished eating my meals. I had a paradigm shift when my premolar tooth got bad and had to be pulled. The dentist did a very bad job and I got an infection. It was very bad, if you have ever had a dental pain you know what I am talking about. I got this infection as a result of my poor eating habits and this bad relationship with myself and candy diet had to end. Since that time, I have significantly cut the amount of candy I consumed and I have gained weight from 45kg to 60kg. I am still a work in progress and  the struggle with my eating habits, although much improved, continues However, when I look back from where I am coming from, I would say this relationship has improved. What about you? What bad relationships do you have with yourself? 

Another relationship we are going to examine is the relationship with the environment. There is a record high deforestation and fire blaze in the amazon forest. Right now as we read this article, the Amazon forest is burning a rate of at least two soccer fields per minute. Despite several attempts,controlling and putting out the fire seems to be a challenge. 

The most disheartening part of this tale is that it is a result of intentional acts as the land is being used for commercial agriculture. It is possibly the  biggest story in decades. I will not  go too deep into specifics,all one has to do is google it and the information just pours in. All in all, The amazon accounts for 20% of the oxygen supply for the planet earth. Imagine the impacts these fires and deforestation  are going to have on the planet. The imbalance in the ecological systems due to this reduction in oxygen supply. We have to bear in mind there are other factors such as industrialization, poor human practices and many more, which are also affecting this ecological imbalance. This accelerates the rate at which we are destroying this planet.

While looking at this issue at a global level, the issue persists closer to home. In Malawi we are not short of this, there is also a rapid deforestation at the Chikangawa forest, once the largest man-made forest in Africa in the 1950s is slowly becoming a bare desert. Climate change is a result of our toxic relationship with the environment. There is a record number of hurricanes around the world

The last tragedy we are going to examine is the relationship with the communities we surrounded. We all belong to small facets of communities that form families, neighborhoods, towns, cities, nations and the world at large. All these facets d interact in their natural environments and form a society. Certainly, families are huge pillars for the transformation of society and a nation at large. The modern day family in Malawi is under attack from forces of loss of family values, untrustworthiness and many more factors. There is a rise of divorces rates in the courts from an average 40 a month in 2014 to an average of 72 a month in 2017. Reniers (2003) shows that in Malawi lifetime divorce probabilities of an individual are between 40% and 65%. Looking at this data closely, over the years, you will notice corruption rate in both private and public sector has a correlation growth to decay in family morals in Malawi.

Corruption in Malawi is rampant  Perception Index is the highest for Malawi than any other sub-Saharan country and the figure rose dropped 112 in 2015 to 122 in 2017. At this point, I hope you have gone into self-reflection mode and honestly examined how you have contributed to these negative statistics, whether it was in the form of something as subtle as using your “connections” to get away with something or through the blatant act of greasing a few palms to get things done a certain way under the guise of innocent incentives, no matter how you sugar coat these actions and try to call them by any other name the bottom line is that they fall within the definition of corrupt practices. Corruption in a society has its pains, which are sadly visible to the public eye.

Every society has its own unique shortcomings such as poor in fractures, sub-standard health care and slow economic growth to name a few.  There are certain crises that affect societies at a global level and tend to have a domino effect…the general rise in HIV/AIDS cases, disparities between the rich and poor, lack of business opportunities, the list is just endless but you get the idea.

At the core of a good life, is a good relationship with environment, community and ourselves. You are probably wondering the correlation between Hike-with-Heart and decay of the relationship? At this point, I think we can all agree that Hike-with-Heart is a platform for individuals who are hiking mountains for many different reasons. These mountains are metaphors of our broken relationship with ourselves, environment and community we live. We hike mountains for fun and fitness, which can be summarized as a pursuit of happiness and a form of self-actualization. We do not hike these for mountains not only for our selfish gains but also to seek to pursue charity with the environment and communities we belong.

At the very heart of the members is a firm concrete belief that no one is left behind. We do have the profound sense in our hearts that we are human only through the humanity of others; that if we accomplish anything in this world, it will be in equal measure  due to the work and achievement of others. Through this spirit, we have initiatives such as The Quarterly blood drive, Hike for the braille school library, Hike for girl-child sanitation hygiene and hike for orphans and underprivileged kids. We have grand projects for the environment to replant trees in Soche Hill. This dear reader is the heart in the hikes and we find this spirit in the mountains we climb. Every mountain has its own unique challenges, its own stories to tell and no mountain is ever high enough if you have the heart to pursue it despite the tragedies in your life.Hike with Heart helps me face my mountains to create a better environment for a good life for me and you.

What mountains do you have in your life?

 

Trust Joe Gome Mtegha

Malawi to host Confederation of African Volleyball Zone VI Senior Club championship in December

MALAWI VOLLEYBALL

 

"Dear colleagues and friends, the Zone 6 Exco in coordination with Malawi Volleyball Federation (VAM) agreed that the 2019 Zone 6 Club Championship will be held in Lilongwe, Malawi in following dates:

14 Dec - Arrival, preliminary and technical meeting
15 - 18 Dec - Pool matches
19 Dec - Rest day for teams and Zone AGM
20 Dec - Quarter finals
21 Dec - Semi finals
22 Dec - Finals
23 Dec - Departure"

From Khalid Cassam, Zone VI General Secretary as posted on Zone 6 Volleyball Family Whatsapp Group.

The Venue is expected to be African Bible College (ABC) in Area 47, Sector 1.

THIRD WOMEN INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT SECURES ABOUT TWO MILLION KWACHA

Malawi Women Volleyball: Gemz (blue and yellow uniform) vs Blue Eagles in first invitational tournament clash.

 

Malawi Women Volleyball Committee which was elected on Saturday, 29th July, 2017 through their WhatsApp group which its members are women volleyballers across Malawi called Ma-women volleyball has secured sponsorship to the tune of one million and nine hundred thousand Malawi Kwacha (MK1,900,000.00). However, the sponsors name has been advised that remain anonymous.


This is the third invitational tournament the women in Malawi are organizing that involves teams from all the regions in Malawi. The tournament has been attracting ten teams, three from two regions and four from the host region. The first two tournaments that took place in 2017, all took place in southern region Blantyre. The third one will take place in the Capital City, Lilongwe at Bingu National Stadium volleyball courts from Saturday 21st to Sunday, 22nd September, 2019. The series of these tournaments have been christened Malawi Women Volleyball Championship (MWVC).

Moyale Barracks queens are the Defending Champions and Blue Eagle ladies (Now Eagles Ladies) are the champions of the maiden champions of the games.

The Malawi women volleyball grouping, is claimed to have started in 2015 and so far, have organized the Championship two times and this one being third. The first two were organized in 2017. In 2018, nothing was heard from them and many had speculated that was it was on its way to the grave. The speculations were wrong.

The Chairperson of the Malawi Women Volleyball Committee, Wezzie Mwafulirwa is excited and said that this is part of their mission to promote women volleyball in Malawi. She also thanked the sponsors for coming in to help.

"We are ready to take Malawian women volleyball to yet another height. We are on a mission and geared to put women volleyball on the map. Lilongwe, get ready for women volleyball spark.”, Boasted Mwafulirwa.

"We thank the sponsor and is our hope that this relationship will last", Mwafulirwa said.

The Malawi Women Volleyball Committee comprises of Chairperson: Wezzie Mwafulirwa (Blantyre); Vice Chairperson: Fannie Kanyenda (Lilongwe); Secretary: Christina Mwabutwa (Lilongwe); Vice Secretary: Emily 'Jah Lady' Hara; Treasurer: Blessings Mtuwa who is also SRVL Treasurer (Blantyre); Publicity Secretary: Shupikai Nyirenda (Lilongwe); Zione Karen Janet Phiri (Lilongwe) and Catherine Nchesi (Mzuzu) as members.

The excited Moyale Barracks Queens coach, Aaron Hoha Ranger Phiri said they are ready to defend the Championship, but leaves everything in the hands of God.

"Every game is a different game. We preparing to defend it, but God has his own ways. So we leaving everything in his hands. We as Moyale, put God first”, Phiri said.

He also added that the sponsorship if possible, be increased as teams do not benefit much, financially especially this time that we are also preparing for Zone VI Championship and that there must be a lot of such tournaments. He also assured their supporters that they will not disappoint.

“We could love to see the money be considered from all the major stakeholders. The prize money does not make economical sense to teams, but we do appreciate the efforts. We need these tournaments frequently if we are to realize something from our women volleyball. The blackout last year was worrisome,” he contemplated.

“We also ask our supporters to never leave us alone. They are our force to reckon with. We are assuring them that we are doing our best and we will not disappoint.” He added.

This is the first and biggest tournament to be organized on the local scene this year in terms of number of participating teams and sponsorship.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com

Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

THIRD WOMEN INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT SECURES ABOUT TWO MILLION KWACHA

Malawi Women Volleyball: Gemz (blue and yellow uniform) vs Blue Eagles in first invitational tournament clash.

 

Malawi Women Volleyball Committee which was elected on Saturday, 29th July, 2017 through their WhatsApp group which its members are women volleyballers across Malawi called Ma-women volleyball has secured sponsorship to the tune of one million and nine hundred thousand Malawi Kwacha (MK1,900,000.00). However, the sponsors name has been advised that remain anonymous.


This is the third invitational tournament the women in Malawi are organizing that involves teams from all the regions in Malawi. The tournament has been attracting ten teams, three from two regions and four from the host region. The first two tournaments that took place in 2017, all took place in southern region Blantyre. The third one will take place in the Capital City, Lilongwe at Bingu National Stadium volleyball courts from Saturday 21st to Sunday, 22nd September, 2019. The series of these tournaments have been christened Malawi Women Volleyball Championship (MWVC).

Moyale Barracks queens are the Defending Champions and Blue Eagle ladies (Now Eagles Ladies) are the champions of the maiden champions of the games.

The Malawi women volleyball grouping, is claimed to have started in 2015 and so far, have organized the Championship two times and this one being third. The first two were organized in 2017. In 2018, nothing was heard from them and many had speculated that was it was on its way to the grave. The speculations were wrong.

The Chairperson of the Malawi Women Volleyball Committee, Wezzie Mwafulirwa is excited and said that this is part of their mission to promote women volleyball in Malawi. She also thanked the sponsors for coming in to help.

"We are ready to take Malawian women volleyball to yet another height. We are on a mission and geared to put women volleyball on the map. Lilongwe, get ready for women volleyball spark.”, Boasted Mwafulirwa.

"We thank the sponsor and is our hope that this relationship will last", Mwafulirwa said.

The Malawi Women Volleyball Committee comprises of Chairperson: Wezzie Mwafulirwa (Blantyre); Vice Chairperson: Fannie Kanyenda (Lilongwe); Secretary: Christina Mwabutwa (Lilongwe); Vice Secretary: Emily 'Jah Lady' Hara; Treasurer: Blessings Mtuwa who is also SRVL Treasurer (Blantyre); Publicity Secretary: Shupikai Nyirenda (Lilongwe); Zione Karen Janet Phiri (Lilongwe) and Catherine Nchesi (Mzuzu) as members.

The excited Moyale Barracks Queens coach, Aaron Hoha Ranger Phiri said they are ready to defend the Championship, but leaves everything in the hands of God.

"Every game is a different game. We preparing to defend it, but God has his own ways. So we leaving everything in his hands. We as Moyale, put God first”, Phiri said.

He also added that the sponsorship if possible, be increased as teams do not benefit much, financially especially this time that we are also preparing for Zone VI Championship and that there must be a lot of such tournaments. He also assured their supporters that they will not disappoint.

“We could love to see the money be considered from all the major stakeholders. The prize money does not make economical sense to teams, but we do appreciate the efforts. We need these tournaments frequently if we are to realize something from our women volleyball. The blackout last year was worrisome,” he contemplated.

“We also ask our supporters to never leave us alone. They are our force to reckon with. We are assuring them that we are doing our best and we will not disappoint.” He added.

This is the first and biggest tournament to be organized on the local scene this year in terms of number of participating teams and sponsorship.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com

Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

THIRD WOMEN INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT SECURES ABOUT TWO MILLION KWACHA

Malawi Women Volleyball: Gemz (blue and yellow uniform) vs Blue Eagles in first invitational tournament clash.

 

Malawi Women Volleyball Committee which was elected on Saturday, 29th July, 2017 through their WhatsApp group which its members are women volleyballers across Malawi called Ma-women volleyball has secured sponsorship to the tune of one million and nine hundred thousand Malawi Kwacha (MK1,900,000.00). However, the sponsors name has been advised that remain anonymous.


This is the third invitational tournament the women in Malawi are organizing that involves teams from all the regions in Malawi. The tournament has been attracting ten teams, three from two regions and four from the host region. The first two tournaments that took place in 2017, all took place in southern region Blantyre. The third one will take place in the Capital City, Lilongwe at Bingu National Stadium volleyball courts from Saturday 21st to Sunday, 22nd September, 2019. The series of these tournaments have been christened Malawi Women Volleyball Championship (MWVC).

Moyale Barracks queens are the Defending Champions and Blue Eagle ladies (Now Eagles Ladies) are the champions of the maiden champions of the games.

The Malawi women volleyball grouping, is claimed to have started in 2015 and so far, have organized the Championship two times and this one being third. The first two were organized in 2017. In 2018, nothing was heard from them and many had speculated that was it was on its way to the grave. The speculations were wrong.

The Chairperson of the Malawi Women Volleyball Committee, Wezzie Mwafulirwa is excited and said that this is part of their mission to promote women volleyball in Malawi. She also thanked the sponsors for coming in to help.

"We are ready to take Malawian women volleyball to yet another height. We are on a mission and geared to put women volleyball on the map. Lilongwe, get ready for women volleyball spark.”, Boasted Mwafulirwa.

"We thank the sponsor and is our hope that this relationship will last", Mwafulirwa said.

The Malawi Women Volleyball Committee comprises of Chairperson: Wezzie Mwafulirwa (Blantyre); Vice Chairperson: Fannie Kanyenda (Lilongwe); Secretary: Christina Mwabutwa (Lilongwe); Vice Secretary: Emily 'Jah Lady' Hara; Treasurer: Blessings Mtuwa who is also SRVL Treasurer (Blantyre); Publicity Secretary: Shupikai Nyirenda (Lilongwe); Zione Karen Janet Phiri (Lilongwe) and Catherine Nchesi (Mzuzu) as members.

The excited Moyale Barracks Queens coach, Aaron Hoha Ranger Phiri said they are ready to defend the Championship, but leaves everything in the hands of God.

"Every game is a different game. We preparing to defend it, but God has his own ways. So we leaving everything in his hands. We as Moyale, put God first”, Phiri said.

He also added that the sponsorship if possible, be increased as teams do not benefit much, financially especially this time that we are also preparing for Zone VI Championship and that there must be a lot of such tournaments. He also assured their supporters that they will not disappoint.

“We could love to see the money be considered from all the major stakeholders. The prize money does not make economical sense to teams, but we do appreciate the efforts. We need these tournaments frequently if we are to realize something from our women volleyball. The blackout last year was worrisome,” he contemplated.

“We also ask our supporters to never leave us alone. They are our force to reckon with. We are assuring them that we are doing our best and we will not disappoint.” He added.

This is the first and biggest tournament to be organized on the local scene this year in terms of number of participating teams and sponsorship.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com

Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

THIRD WOMEN INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT SECURES ABOUT TWO MILLION KWACHA

Malawi Women Volleyball: Gemz (blue and yellow uniform) vs Blue Eagles in first invitational tournament clash.

 

Malawi Women Volleyball Committee which was elected on Saturday, 29th July, 2017 through their WhatsApp group which its members are women volleyballers across Malawi called Ma-women volleyball has secured sponsorship to the tune of one million and nine hundred thousand Malawi Kwacha (MK1,900,000.00). However, the sponsors name has been advised that remain anonymous.


This is the third invitational tournament the women in Malawi are organizing that involves teams from all the regions in Malawi. The tournament has been attracting ten teams, three from two regions and four from the host region. The first two tournaments that took place in 2017, all took place in southern region Blantyre. The third one will take place in the Capital City, Lilongwe at Bingu National Stadium volleyball courts from Saturday 21st to Sunday, 22nd September, 2019. The series of these tournaments have been christened Malawi Women Volleyball Championship (MWVC).

Moyale Barracks queens are the Defending Champions and Blue Eagle ladies (Now Eagles Ladies) are the champions of the maiden champions of the games.

The Malawi women volleyball grouping, is claimed to have started in 2015 and so far, have organized the Championship two times and this one being third. The first two were organized in 2017. In 2018, nothing was heard from them and many had speculated that was it was on its way to the grave. The speculations were wrong.

The Chairperson of the Malawi Women Volleyball Committee, Wezzie Mwafulirwa is excited and said that this is part of their mission to promote women volleyball in Malawi. She also thanked the sponsors for coming in to help.

"We are ready to take Malawian women volleyball to yet another height. We are on a mission and geared to put women volleyball on the map. Lilongwe, get ready for women volleyball spark.”, Boasted Mwafulirwa.

"We thank the sponsor and is our hope that this relationship will last", Mwafulirwa said.

The Malawi Women Volleyball Committee comprises of Chairperson: Wezzie Mwafulirwa (Blantyre); Vice Chairperson: Fannie Kanyenda (Lilongwe); Secretary: Christina Mwabutwa (Lilongwe); Vice Secretary: Emily 'Jah Lady' Hara; Treasurer: Blessings Mtuwa who is also SRVL Treasurer (Blantyre); Publicity Secretary: Shupikai Nyirenda (Lilongwe); Zione Karen Janet Phiri (Lilongwe) and Catherine Nchesi (Mzuzu) as members.

The excited Moyale Barracks Queens coach, Aaron Hoha Ranger Phiri said they are ready to defend the Championship, but leaves everything in the hands of God.

"Every game is a different game. We preparing to defend it, but God has his own ways. So we leaving everything in his hands. We as Moyale, put God first”, Phiri said.

He also added that the sponsorship if possible, be increased as teams do not benefit much, financially especially this time that we are also preparing for Zone VI Championship and that there must be a lot of such tournaments. He also assured their supporters that they will not disappoint.

“We could love to see the money be considered from all the major stakeholders. The prize money does not make economical sense to teams, but we do appreciate the efforts. We need these tournaments frequently if we are to realize something from our women volleyball. The blackout last year was worrisome,” he contemplated.

“We also ask our supporters to never leave us alone. They are our force to reckon with. We are assuring them that we are doing our best and we will not disappoint.” He added.

This is the first and biggest tournament to be organized on the local scene this year in terms of number of participating teams and sponsorship.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com

Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com