Vision Volleyball Camp (VVC) might be a force to reckon with on the local scene, but they are yet to showcase what they are made of at the continental level.
Started just this year, VVC have won seven tournaments and have been runners-up on two occasions. Yet they are aiming at greater heights.
Their triumph at the National Club Championship (NCC) in Fort Portal early this month qualified them to play at the Africa Club Championships for the first time next year.
A stage they have set as one that will expose them more internationally.
“Everyone looks at us a new club who have a lot of work to do as a team,” said VVC’s chief executive officer Hannington Nsubuga.
“But we are not looking at just participating in the Africa Club Championship next year, we want to be the first Ugandan club to play volleyball beyond this level,” he added.
The women’s Africa Club Championships has over the years been dominated by Kenya Prisons (five titles) and Kenya Pipelines (seven titles); Nsubuga believes they are not doing anything special.
“The Kenyans are superior because they invest in training and prepare to the fullest, that, we can manage and that is the reason we have started early,” Nsubuga added.
Such targets are not far from achievable, because in Skipper Viola Akisa, Prossy Alobo, Shamim Makonogoro, Peace Busingye, Miriam Namiiro, Nsubuga has players who have the required experience having played at that stage before.
In 2013, Ndejje Elites became the first club from Uganda to play at the quarter finals of the Confederation of African Volleyball club games eventually finishing eighth overall.
VVC’s titles this year:
Makerere Open, Joan Cox Memorial, KIU Open, Dr Aporu Okol International, Nkumba Open, Jinja Open, National Club Championship