Young players adopt volleyball across Nepal
The country's mountainous terrain also provides the backdrop for local sporting activities, and Great Britain's Prince Harry was keen to join a game of volleyball when he visited a village in the Lamjung district after the country was devastated by an earthquake in 2015.
Volleyball is a popular sport in Nepal and there are outdoor courts in villages across the country. The terraced nature of the terrain in some villages often provides a natural setting for a court and spectators enjoy a good view of the action too.
Matches are played following the basic rules of the game, with spectators enjoying each play no matter how basic or advanced the players’ moves are on court.
School children – girls and boys – also practise the sport as a form of recreation.
And fans everywhere provide a colourful and energised atmosphere around official tournaments.
Volleyball is part of Nepal's sporting heritage. Requiring little in the way of equipment, the sport thrives in a country where young players have adopted it as an important part of their daily activities.
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