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11 December 2012
Freetown, Sierra Leone, December 8, 2012- The Five-day Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) level one coaching course, organized by the Sierra Leone Volleyball Association ended at the National Stadium Hostel in Freetown on Friday November 30,2012
During the five-day course, 36 participants drawn countrywide participated in the course which was divided into theoretical and practical. Also a video was screened for the participants, showing some of the great sportsmen who have changed the face of volleyball for good.
The Liaison Officer of the course, Benson Bawoh, gave an over view of the course and said he was pleased with the manner in which the course was run, as during the lectures, it was very interactive, with everybody contributing throughout the training course.
According to the course instructor, Mostafa Ahchouche from Morocco - who has a vast experience in the game, he was impressed with the performances of the participants input during the course and also appealed to them to take what they have learnt seriously to pass it on to the players, who should benefit from the participants.
The President of the association, Christopher John, in his own contribution said that as an association, they are very happy for the course and went further to appeal to the coaches to pass the knowledge gained to the players, who are the future players for this nation.
The Minister of Youths, Employment and Sports, Paul Kamara, in his own contribution, praised the Volleyball Association for the stride they have taken over the past months to develop the sports in the country.
He also revealed that the Volleyball Association is one of the associations that is not waiting on government for support, as the executive is going all out to make sure that the association moves forward.
The Association scribe, Ahmed Khanou, who chaired the ceremony, in his own statement, expressed delight for the course, at this particular time, as the game is now being developed across the country.
“So we need to have more qualified coaches who will be able to train more volleyball players who will represent the country in future international competitions. That is why this coaching course is good,” he said. He also went further to appeal to the participants to take want they have learnt very seriously for the development of the sport.
Apart of the participants receiving certificates, they also received Volleyball for their various regions, clubs and forces from the association which wants to see the ball flying.
By Bernard Turay, Sierra Leone VB Fed press Officer
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