ZVA board meets

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The Zimbabwe Volleyball Association (ZVA) board meets this morning in Harare where the issue of sending the men and women national teams to participate in the Indoor London 2012 Olympic qualifiers is top of the agenda.

The meeting had been set for December 18, but was postponed to today as the board did not constitute a quorum and had to be adjourned.

ZVA secretary-general Taringisai Mapondera yesterday said: “We are having our fourth quarterly board of administrators meeting tomorrow (today). Constitutionally we will have the meeting with or without the quorum this time,” he said.

Zimbabwe will be among the countries expected to send the women’s team to Algeria for the qualifiers which will run from January 28 to February 5 while the men’s team will be seeking a slot for the Olympics in Yaounde in Cameroon from January 12-21.

The ZVA have since revealed that they need $120 000 inclusive of camping fees to send the two team to the qualifiers.

“We are going to review the past season as well as calendar of events for the year. We will also review the performance of the teams that represented the country in the Zone VI Club Championships in Namibia,” he said.

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

Mapondera said they would also review the Great Zimbabwe Talent Identification Programme which was started in August last year.

“The aim of the talent identification programme is to identify players as young as eight years and then monitor them and send them to training camps during school holidays,” he said.

The association will hold its annual general meeting in Masvingo next month.