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9 October 2012
Cairo, Egypt, October 2, 2012- Africa continued volleyball development at all the Confederations zones through the ambitious Development Strategy that continues for the second year accompanied by lots of development events at the NF level.
As part of the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the National Independence Day (1962-2012), the Algerian Volleyball Federation “FAVB” organized in collaboration with the five local regions, mini volleyball Festival named "Fiftieth Anniversary of Independence ".
The Festival took place this year in football stadiums and public places, playgrounds and mini volleyball courts installed at the public parks. Tournaments were organized for the under 11 and 13 boys and girls showing the participation of 3.397 children.
Meanwhile, an intensive one week volleyball coaching course for secondary school teachers concluded in Morogoro, Tanzania featuring a new era to widespread volleyball to the whole country regions. The course, tailored for sports teachers in secondary schools, is organized by Tanzania Volleyball Association TAVA as part of its nationwide program in developing its coaches and officials in the next five years.
In the Southern part of the continent, the first Great Zimbabwe Volleyball Talent Identification training camp was organized for 9 days at the Mudzi District Centre of Excellence, Masarakufa Schools, 200 km east of the capital Harare.
A total of 37 athletes selected from the district’s six zones were brought to the centre to be trained in volleyball and life skills. The camp’s main objective was to introduce beginner athletes chosen under the talent identification programme to the correct methods of acquiring basic volleyball skills.
In the Western part, Gabon concluded a successful VCP course for the young players in the capital Libreville. The seven day course was instructed by Mayam Blaise from Cameroon and attracted 25 young players from all over the country.
The course included theoretical and practical sessions that featured a lot of passion from all the participants who were happy to learn the modern techniques and tactics.
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