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28 May 2013
2013 CAVB Board of Administration
Cairo, Egypt, May 28, 2013- The presidents of the CAVB presented reports to the CAVB Board of Administration, presided by Dr Amr Elwani and held in Cairo this weekend showing the remarkable contributions these commissions have made to the sport.
The reports focused on developments and activities over the period from last Board meeting in February 2010 to May 2013.
Refereeing Commission president Hassan Ahmed talked about the extraordinary progress in all refereeing statistics in the last 12 months following the great activity of the commission in the framework of the CAVB Development Strategy.
Mr Hassan presented the big jump of the total number of the referees in the continent to 212 including 187 volleyball and 25 Beach volleyball referees. He showed also the great progress of the women referees in technically and also in terms of their total number.
"We had only one female referee till 2010 and now the number reached 25," said Hassan Ahmed.
"We had now 19 referees in FIVB events this year making almost the double of the last years. We will organise this year three courses, as Africa is the only continent having this number of courses which will increase the total number of referees. We need also more technical progress through the conduction of the big matches either locally in their countries or internationally through the condensed African activities." He added.
Beach Commission President Ayaovi Babanawo marked his notifications about the condensed Beach Volleyball Activity throughout the last year including the Continental Cup which was the qualifying process for the 2012 London Olympic Games beside the Age Group CAVB Cups U19, U21 and U23 following the presentation made by the CAVB Beach Director May Alaa.
She showed the record participation of 40 countries in the CAVB Continental Cup after 5 successful clinics in the different continental zones. She also presented the most important stages of the beach volleyball progress in the last few years including the CAVB Cup for age groups which attracted big number of participants.
Medical Commission president Dr Hossam Bahgat featured the great progress in the medical performance during the competition in the field of Anti doping as he enumerated the number of samples taken during the continental competitions.
Mrs Touria Aarab presented the Marketing Commission Report and showed her sponsorship plan in the next few years. She took an example of what have been done during the last two African Nations Championships in 2009 and 2011 in Morocco.
Press activity showed the tremendous growth and increased productivity of the CAVB Press Department and featured key initiatives that have been introduced to better serve the sport.