Oct 1, 2010, 12:24 PM
Newly-elected Gambia Volleyball Association (GBVA) President Yunusa Barry has said their priority is to decentralize the game across the country and make people build interest and love for the game.
Mr Barry who was speaking to Pointsports in an interview yesterday, added that they want to start with schools, then to the communities and regions.
Financing these activities depends on how they put programmes in place, he said, adding that it is not likely getting it in the regions for everybody to participate for now, as that would be difficult.
“You can organise for regions to compete among themselves, and even involving all schools in the regions”, he went on, and that with the support of his team he is sure they can make a difference.
“It is obvious we can take the game to another level because if you look at the team it is not only made up of new people”, he remarked, adding that some were in the former executive, and have been active in the game for a long time.
“With the involvement of those people and the new team coming up, surely we can make a difference”, he further stated, while urging all Gambians to come and support volleyball to help take it to another level.
They look forward to the usual support and participation of all and sundry, he said, noting that he feel normal being elected president, because he has been involved in the game since 1988.
He have played and administered the game, he pointed out, and that it is not a new thing to him.
They have passed through Musa Casa Taal (outgoing GVBA President) who has been there for a long time in one way or the other, Barry said, noting that taking over from him is like continuing a programme he started.
Members of the new executive committee are: Yunusa Barry president, Badou Senghore vice president, Alfusainey Jarju secretary general, Lamin A Jammeh assistant secretary genral, Marie Wadda treasurer, Alagie Ceesay auditor. Yankuba Manjang, Pa Doudu Sarr and Nancy Njie are the nominated members.