The 2nd edition of the Women’s Open Volleyball Championship organized by the Bhutan Volleyball Federation (BVF) kicked off at the Changlingmethang National Volleyball Arena starting yesterday.
A total of 18 teams from different Dzongkhags are taking part in the championship. The ongoing championship is currently being played in continuous rain as the lack of an indoor facility is a major issue the federation is currently confronting.
According to the program officer of BVF, Sangay Tempa, they are delighted to see a consistently high number of women’s participation in volleyball. They have been practicing for the last few weeks, and we look forward to same participation in the coming years as well.
Since volleyball is only played as a recreational sport by women in the country, according to Sangay Tempa, the federation plans to make it competitive for elite player development by promoting the sport among the younger generations.
The women’s volleyball championship is organized with an objective to promote volleyball among women. The finals of the championship will be played on July 14, 2019.
Tshering from Thimphu