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Loc Nguyan Viet Vo Dao Club inaugurated

Apr 12, 2011, 2:55 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

In his efforts to decentralize Vovinam Viet Vo Dao in the country, Master Mamud Njie, the Founder of Vovinam Viet Vo Dao in The Gambia, recently inaugurated the Loc Nguyan Viet Vo Dao Club in Fass Omar Saho Village in the Upper Niumi District, North Bank Region.

The ceremony graced by a host of big name personalities, such as Alh. Lamin Queen Jammeh Chief of Upper Niumi District, Hon Cherno Omar Jallow, National Assembly Member for Upper Niumi District, Councillor Ebou Gaye, Councillor Prince Ward, Councillor Omar Bah, Councillor Pakau Ward, Pa Modou Jallow, Youth Leader Upper Niumi District amongst others, also witnessed some exciting moment of demonstration.

Speaking on the occasion Mamud Njie, Founder of Vovinam Viet Vo Dao, said sports discipline was established in the Gambia on 10 January 2008.

This is the first club they have established in the North Bank Region, saying their aim is to decentralize the sport throughout the country.

Njie stated that the sport is not established for fighting purpose but as a form of self-protection "so that we can look forward to producing someone to represent the association in the international Vovinam Viet Vo Dao championship in future".

He thanked Mr Badou Jaw for providing them the enabling environment to be able to organize the show of demonstrating their skills in his compound.

Yorro Njie, coordinator of the Gambia Martial Arts and Self-defense Academy, said establishing the club in the village was part of their efforts in trying to decentralise the sports in the country.

Njie also said their ambition is to develop the game from the grassroots.

"Talents are scattered all over the country but it is our responsibility to gather them together to teach them on the disciplinary and other aspects of the game,” he said. “This is a sport that can help the participants to become disciplined and it also gives you a healthy life."

He called on the interested people to come and register with the club.

Mr Modou Sanneh, Station Office at Ndungu Kebbeh Police Station, encouraged all parents to allow their children to join the club "giving the fact that this sport will help improve their disciplinary aspect and will also reduce the crime rates in the country".

This is a sport that will help you to defend yourself at all time, he added, urging everyone to help Master Mamud Njie in his quest to develop the sport in the country.

Hon. Cherno Omar Jallow, National Assembly Member for Upper Niumi District, says knowledge is important and that the importance of the sports cannot be overemphasised.

He used the occasion to thank Master Mamud Njie for establishing the club in the district describing it as "a great achievement for the entire North Bank Region".

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