NPC, APF make winning starts
Kathmandu, May 4
Departmental sides Nepal Police Club and defending champions Nepal APF Club won the opening day matches of the fourth KNP Japan National Women’s Volleyball Tournament here at the NSC covered hall today.
In the inaugural match, NPC stunned Shivam New Diamond Academy by 3-1 sets in Group B, while APF thrashed Jawalakhel Volleyball Training Centre 3-0 in Group A. NPC claimed the first set 25-12 before NDA bounced back to win the second one 25-15. However, NPC took the next two sets 26-24 and 25-19 to win the match. Similarly, APF conceded just 18 points in three sets against Jawalakhel.
A total of six teams are competing in the tournament organised by Sher Bahadur Khadka Memorial Foundation under the sponsorship of KNP Japan. APF, Jawalakhel and Western Regional Volleyball Association are in Group A, while NDA, NPC and Tribhuvan Army Club are in Group B.
Top three teams will bag Rs 150,000, Rs 100,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively, while the player of the series will earn Rs 10,000. The foundation will also award a player with Sher Bahadur Khadka Special Award worth Rs 10,000.