The Masters Volleyball tournament, which was moved from Arena Park Secondary School grounds to the Durban University of Technology, due to inclement weather, was nevertheless extremely successful.
The tournament caters for men over 40 and women over 30. Chatsworth had four male teams and one female team participating.
The tournament is orchestrated by the LOC from the Masters Chatsworth volleyball clubs, Vinesh Seeban from Apolla VC, Rakesh Chokay from Arena Park VC, Rowen Valaitham from Dolphins VC, Michael Jacobs from Sporting Club Meadow and Ajith Maganlal, president of CDVA.
The idea of the tournament was to bring the sport of volleyball back to life in Chatsworth, to entice and display to the youth how volleyball is played by and create a level field for the youth to play on.
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The action with vibrancy was electrifying being fiercely contested with the likes of Liberte, Avoca, Fairburoz, SAPS, Correctional Services, DELFOS, and the LOC clubs all going for honours.
Tongaat’s Libetre VC stood out as winners. The female section was a hotly contested final with eventful winners Tongaat Legends overcoming Chatsworth Dolphins ladies. Arena Park Volleyball Squad won the plate section of tournament.
LOC took on a task to honour past players, administrators and facilitators from community for their contributions to the sport both on and off the field. The likes of Marci Harold, Nad and Kamala Govender, Size and Desiree Vardhan, Beverly Peters, Veeran Singh, Anand Sookraj, Rueban Paul, Premmie Jeeva, Peter Gumil to name a few were honoured.
From the outset and planning of the tournament, the ABH Children’s Home became a benefactor to the LOC. Players, spectators and the general public participated in the toy run which was a great accomplishment. All proceeds from the tournament will be handed over the home.
A committed effort will definitely ensure the 2018 tournament be held in Chatsworth. The CDVA wants to reignite the sport in the community and everyone is encouraged to liaise with Ajith Maganlal on 073-819-8259.