Apr 16, 2012, 2:00 PM
Volleyball Your Way course has ended in Banjul under the auspices of Gambia
Volleyball Federation with FIVB International instructor Johann Huber.
The closing ceremony, which took place at Ocean Bay Beach, was characterised by beach volleyball festival activities for Under 12s and 14s.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Federation’s vice president Bai Dodou Jallow thanked members of the Federation for their dedication and commitment during the programme.
“We have come a long way in the administration of the game in The Gambia and the support of the executive is unprecedented,” he told the participants.
Jallow reaffirmed the executive’s continued support to the development of the sport in the country.
Lamin Jammeh, secretary general of the federation, spoke on the importance of capacity building, describing the course as historic, for that was the first time it was conducted in The Gambia.
“I am sure you all have learned new things about beach volleyball,” he said, adding that he was sure the next beach volleyball national championship would be competitive.
Course Instructor Johann Huber joined in thanking the participants for dedicating their time and effort to joining the programme.
“I am sure if this trend continues The Gambia will be the driving force behind beach volleyball in mainland Africa,” Huber said.
The FIVB instructor concluded his remarks with the phrase: ‘’Tokyo Olympics 2020 Gambia Kaanaleh.’’
The president of Gambia Volleyball Federation, Yunusa Barry, who is on a one-year leave, also graced the occasion.