Citizens Ladies in fundraising drive

HARARE - Harare City women’s side is hosting a dinner this evening in the capital to raise funds for their participation at the Confederation of African Volleyball Zone VI Club Championships in Durban, South Africa.

The Citizen Ladies, who are the defending champions of the tournament, will host the shindig at Royal Harare Golf Club where they hope to raise at least $50 000.

The 2018 edition of the tournament is set to run from November 30 until December 8 in KwaZulu Natal province in South Africa.

Harare Mayor Hebert Gomba is expected to grace the event that seeks to promote and empower the girl child while prominent speaker Gary Thompson will be the host.

“In an age of great hardships and at best mediocrity, our women’s volleyball team has risen to incredible success right across Africa,” Citizens team manager Godknows Jembere said.

“Help us help them get to the next level and in the process see how we can help raise standards and raise the girl child to new levels of prominence.”

Jembere chronicled the club’s rise since their establishment in 2017.

“Harare City Volleyball Club, established two years ago boasts of two competent teams (women and men) plying their trade in the national volleyball league.

“Professionalism, good sportsmanship, team work, fair play and inventive play have proved to be of importance that the club have made finals in every Invitational and Open tournament since their establishment.

“The play has pulled significant support in Zimbabwe and in the region with the ladies team being currently the Southern African Zone VI defending champions.

“Having competed the year 2017 as the ‘Girlz and Boyz dzeTonnaz’, the club has redefined its name to ‘The Citizens’ and the name has since made a mark in the Volleyball circles with everyone liking to associate with the hottest brand.

“We are motivated by the vision of transforming volleyball into a sporting discipline of choice and take it to the highest level, the club is a camaraderie spirited team that aims to: encourage, establish, develop, and promote volleyball within the Municipal area of Harare and the whole of Zimbabwe and to market and promote (brand equity) the name of the Club and City of Harare in the country and abroad through volleyball.”

In their brief but largely successful existence, the Citizens Ladies have won the 2017 Harare Volleyball Open Tournament, 2017 Harare Volleyball League, 2017 Zimbabwe Volleyball Open Tournament and the 2017 Zimbabwe National League.

They have also bagged the continental gong by winning the 2017 Confederation of African Volleyball Zone VI Club Championship which was hosted in Bulawayo.

The team has also defended their Zimbabwe Open Tournament title this year and also represented the region at the 2018 edition of African Women’s Volleyball Club Championships held in Cairo, Egypt.

Citizens Ladies have also had an opportunity to host and play against the Howard University Volleyball team from United States in June this year and are currently topping both the Harare and Zimbabwe National League log standings.

Comments (2)

There is no Royal Harare Golf Club....there shall only be a Royal Bulawayo Golf Club with membership fees of US$8000 a year and green fees of US$150.00....mainly to raise money for god causes .Royal dzevarungu dzakapfuura kare.

Earl of Matopo - 2 November 2018

That was a joke there , Bulawayo wont make the cut. 95% of clients want somewhere very quiet and super super nice and hidden to concentrate on that most difficult par 3 hole on the continent ....probably Matopo sands golf Estate...... ;-)

Earl of Matopo - 2 November 2018

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