The volleyball festival in Mahikeng hosted by the International School of South Africa is an unforgettable experience for young volleyballers. Since 2009 this annual tournament has grown to a legendary festival and attracts school teams from Southern Africa.

The 2019 edition took place from 2-4 August with 32 teams (just under 400 participants) playing on 9 outdoor courts. The 20 girls teams played in 4 pools, while the 12 boys teams played in 3 pools. After the round robin stages, the quarter and semi finals were played on Saturday afternoon.

One of the things that makes this tournament so special, is that no team is knocked out after the round robin phase. With a plate and development cup, all teams play a series of matches throughout the weekend.

All aspects that make a good sporting weekend are covered. The teams are accommodated at the ISSA hostels, walking distance from the courts. Meals are served in the dining hall. A dedicated team of referees makes sure that the games are professionally officiated.

The highlight of the tournament are the finals. After all the plate finals and bronze medal matches are completed on Sunday morning, all participants join to watch the girls and boys finals, followed by the prize-giving ceremony.

After ten years this festival has a built a rich tradition and it is a privilege to be part of this volleyball festival, be it as a player, coach or supporter. Thank you to all who make it happen!

2019 girls results

  1. Girls High (Harare, Zimbabwe)
  2. Fourways High 1 (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  3. Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria (South Africa)
  4. Waterford 2 (Swaziland)
    Plate winners: International School of South Africa (ISSA)
    Development plate winners: Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg 2 (South Africa)

2019 boys results

  1. Prince Edward (Harare, Zimbabwe)
  2. Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg (South Africa)
  3. Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria (South Africa)
  4. Mmabatho (South Africa)
    Plate winners: Westville Boys (Durban, South Africa)
    Development plate winners: Waterford (Swaziland)