South African Beach Volleyball was given a huge boost when the Seychelles Volleyball Federation extended an invitation to VSA to send its budding stars to attend an all expenses paid International Training Camp hosted under the auspices of the Indian Ocean island National Federation.

The international training camp scheduled to take place from 8 to 16 July 2019 will put the ‘aspirant beach volleyball stars’ through a rigorous training programme under the watchful command of international beach volleyball experts. The programme will include, inter alia, physical, emotional and tactical aspects of beach volleyball to equip the ‘aspirant stars’ with the essential tools to compete on the international platform in the near future.

Joining the SA contingent in Seychelles is VSA Beach Volleyball Director, Gershon Rorich, a beach volleyball Olympian who represented South Africa at the Athens Olympics Games in 2004. Rorich and his partner,Colin Pocock  achieved a creditable 9th position, the best ever performance by an African continental team at the global show piece.

The South African Beach Volleyball contingent is as follows:

  1. Thokozani Zwane (Kwa Zulu Natal)
  2. Ofentse Motlhobi (Kwa Zulu Natal)
  3. Yasmin Rajak (Kwa Zulu Natal)
  4. Mthokozisi Mndingi (Western Cape)
  5. Lukholo Jooste (Western Cape)
  6. Buhlebuyeza Nonkanyiso (Western Cape)
  7. Nelia Tembe (Gauteng)

Volleyball South Africa President, Anthony Mokoena was ecstatic when he received the invitation from the Seychelles Volleyball Federation Manager, Elsia Vidot and immediately actioned  the VSA Beach Volleyball Directorate to select our prospective candidates for the Seychelles camp.

 Mokoena articulated his gratitude to the Seychelles Volleyball Federation for affording our players the opportunity to attend an all expenses paid international training camp.



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