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ZVA calls off AGM

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The Zimbabwe Volleyball Association (ZVA) fourth quarterly annual general meeting (AGM) which was set for Harare on Saturday was postponed to January 3 as board members who turned up did not constitute a quorum.

ZVA second vice-president Erasmus Mapukuta yesterday confirmed the meeting had been moved.

“We had to adjourn the meeting to January 3. We did not reach the required quorum for us to hold it. The meeting was supposed to start at 10am, so after 30 minutes we had to adjourn it,” he said.

The meeting was meant to discuss if the country would be able to send the men and women’s national teams to the Indoor 2012 London Olympic qualifiers.

Funds permitting, the women’s team is expected to travel to Algeria to participate in the qualifiers from January 28 to February 5, while the men’s team will be hoping to fight for a slot for the Olympics in Yaoundé, Cameroon from January 12-21.

The association needs $120 000 inclusive of camping fees to send the two teams to the qualifiers.

The Great Zimbabwe Talent Identification programme which was started in August this year was also part of the agenda for the meeting.

ZVA secretary-general Taringisai Mapondera told NewsDay Sport last week that the aim of the Talent Identification programme was to spot players as young as eight years and then monitor them from a tender age.

He said the programme would see the identified children being sent for training camps during school holidays which can also help further develop their skills.

The meeting was to review the Zimbabwe National Volleyball League as well as to discuss the performance of five clubs who represented the country in the Zone VI Club Championships in Namibia recently.

Zimbabwe was represented by Panthers, JS Harare and Jewels in the women’s section while Railstars and Stanbic Thunder represented the men in Namibia.

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