HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The newly-formed committee of the Nepal Volleyball Association (NVA) today made public their future plans that included eight different tournaments for this year.
The NVA plan comprises of two parts — short-term and long-term — with the tournament calendar coming into the former. The short-term plan begins with the second National Women’s Beach Volleyball tournament beginning at the to-be constructed artificial beach volleyball court in Kirtipur from June 9-11.
The women’s beach volleyball will be followed by NVA Cup Men’s and Women’s National, third National Men’s Beach Volleball, Volleyball Youth Festival at all five development regions and 27th Men’s and 17th Women’s National Volleyball Tournament.
Other programmes included National Men’s and Women’s League and Inter-college Nationwide Open Men’s and Women’s Volleyball. The NVA will also announce the Player of the Year by the end of the year.
NVA president Dan Bahadur Tamang said the programme carries an approximate budget of Rs 21.5 million which he admitted to be “financially ambitious”.
“As we have just stepped in the executive committee, we are yet to work out on the financial aspects. The programmes are financially ambitious but we need to go according to our plans,” said Tamang adding they have sought financial assistance from the National Sports Council (NSC).
“We have asked NSC to cover the budget. If the NSC cannot provide us with the complete amount then we will look for sponsors,” informed Tamang. The NVA kept mum on revealing their long-term plan in the beginning, but Tamang outlined them only after being querried by reporters.
“We will be working on to make our women’s beach team the No 1 in the South Asian Region in four years apart from establishing the men’s team in the regional circuit,” said Tamang.
The president also said the new committee is looking forward to make a separate covered hall of NVA apart from building the facility in high altitude area. The NVA will also construct beach volleyball courts in five development regions.