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Olympafrica Centre organizes Int’l course

Jun 25, 2013, 9:48 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

(Monday, June 24 2013 Issue)

Olympafrica Centre The Gambia organised an international Futbal Net technical training course at the Olympafrica Centre, Serrekunda East, from 13 to 15 June 2013.

The course, directed by Serekunda East Olympafrica Centre Director Alfusainey Jarju, who is also the Regional Director of Olympafrica, brought together three directors from three centres - Gandiaye and Somone in Senegal, and Monsoa in Guinea Bissau, as well as15 local participants from the Olympafrica Centre Serekunda East.

The Serekunda East Sports Committee, teachers and the community of Serekunda all attended the Futbol Net training course.

Speaking at the training, Mr Jarju said: “Futbol Net is enunciated by the Foundation of FC Barcelona in Spain, with the objective of educating the children of the world, especially those of Africa, through sports, particularly football.

“Futbol Net is a combination of three factors which are communication, play and feedback.”

He added: “Futbol Net is a new programme in Africa; it was introduced in May 2013 in Burundi (Bujumbura) by the International Olympafrica Foundation in Dakar.

“The Gambia was given the opportunity to organize an international technical training course for the Olympafrica Centers in the sub-region.

“We have six values in Futbol Net, which are commitment, respect, tolerance, teamwork, responsibility and effort.”

He also said: “This tournament gives the children the opportunity to make their own rule in every game and there will be no referee and a coach during each match; all you need is a teamer and this teamer helps the players to agree on discussion before and after the match. The players also choose one value as a topic before the game, which will guide them during the game.”