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GVBF set to organize Beach Volleyball National Championship

Dec 27, 2016, 11:37 AM

Gambia Volleyball Federation is preparing to organize the second edition of the Beach Volleyball National Championship.

The games, which will be played near Pocoloco Night Club, will kick-start on Friday 30 December 2016.

Nine teams, namely Gamtel/Gamcel, Brikama, Serekunda East, GAF, Interior, Fire Services, Banjul Academy, YMCA and Kotu, will participate in the championship.

Speaking exclusively ahead of the tournament, the Federation’s acting president with delight stated the readiness of the body to take another historic breakthrough in Gambia sport.

“Beach volleyball is an integral development programme for the FIVB and CAVB; therefore we are so much glad to promote the game in The Gambia,” Bai Dodou Jallow said.

Beach volleyball is a game that can be played even in an open ground and is a spectator sport, GVBF auditor Alagie Ceesay opined.

“We need support from all sectors to come on board and support the Federation,” he added.

The Executive is also urging stakeholders and companies to support volleyball, which, he said, would go a long way in helping out the sport.

GAF women and Jeshwang men volleyball teams are the defending national champions.