Doc Tournament turns 40 

Nampol v Navy. File photo

The 40th anniversary of the popular Doc Tournament will be held at the MTC Dome in Swakopmund on 30 and 31 March.

The Namibia Volleyball Federation yesterday issued a press release saying that the tournament was named after Dr. Juergen Munz, affectionately known as Doc, a distinguished dentist and trailblazer in Namibian volleyball during the early 70s and 80s, and has garnered significance as a historical cornerstone. 

“The NVF expresses gratitude to Bank Windhoek, the principal sponsor for the past nine years, and various sponsors such as SWAC & Foods, Venus Enterprises, Solar Age, Mr. John Savva, OTB sports, Calvary Technologies, the Namibian Marshall Ranger, Light System Namibia, and the MTC Dome, among others, for their enduring support over the years,” it added.

Originated in 1983 under the erstwhile South West Africa Volleyball Association (SWAVA), the Doc Tournament remains an open competition, allowing any team to register. Of note, only DTS and Revivals Volleyball clubs have sustained active participation since the 1980s. 

“This tournament underscores the NVF’s steadfast commitment to advancing volleyball excellence in Namibia. Over four decades, it has served as a stage for showcasing the prowess and dedication of Namibian volleyball players, fostering camaraderie and sportsmanship among participants,” the press release stated. 

“The 40th anniversary edition promises to be a landmark event, featuring teams of both genders from across Namibia in a series of matches culminating in an epic final to determine the champions,” it added. 

NVF president Hillary Dux Imbuwa expressed excitement, stating, “We are thrilled to celebrate this significant milestone in the history of Namibian volleyball. The Doc tournament has been instrumental in shaping the volleyball landscape in Namibia, and we look forward to continuing its legacy for many years to come.” 

While past editions welcomed international teams, logistical concerns have led to the exclusion of foreign teams this year. The NVF is, however,  optimistic about resuming international participation in the next edition, pending favorable conditions. 

The NVF has extended an invitation to all volleyball enthusiasts and supporters to join in commemorating the momentous occasion. 

Registration for teams is set at N$1 500, with a deadline of 20 March, 2024. Interested parties can register via the following link: 

For further information and inquiries, please contact:,,, +264 81 244 7888, +264 81 127 2705, or 081 248 8337. 

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