Sierra Leone: Volleyball Ends Nationwide Coaches Training Course

By Sahr Morris Jnr.

The Sierra Leone Volleyball Association (SLVA) last Friday ended a week-long 'volleyball your way' nationwide coaches training with a volleyball festival at their beach volleyball ground, Lumley Beach.

A total of 29 participants undertook the week-long coaching training which aimed at breeding next coaches in the country and prepare them for upcoming advanced level coaches training.

Course instructor Johann Huber said the 'volleyball your way' training is part of the African dream project which aims to bring more players and coaches in the sport.

The Austrian volleyball instructor added that the goal of the International Volleyball Federation is to match-up with the other sporting disciplines to become the most popular sports in the world.

Huber also revealed that he is impressed with Sierra Leone's success in the sport despite all the difficulties the country is going through.

"Sierra Leone has improved greatly despite all the difficulties in the country," Huber said and advised the newly trained coaches: "I hope you will all go on and teach others including the kids. Use what you know from the training and multiply for the benefit of volleyball in Sierra Leone."

President of SLVA, Christopher John, congratulated the coaches for enduring the intensive training and advised them (the coaches) to be ambassadors of the sport.

He said: "This course should be taken seriously because lot of money has been spent on this project, but I have no doubt you will help keep the ball flying in Sierra Leone."

According to one of the participants, Unisa Kamara, the training course was impressive and timely as new techniques and development like the mini volleyball training were taught.

Source: All Africa

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