It was held with collaboration from the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and The Gambia Volleyball Federation (GVBF.
The first of its kind to be held in The Gambia, the course trained twenty coaches across the country under FIVB course directors Jivko Jetchev , a Bulgarian and Bernard J. Denis from Seychelles Islands.
The course enabled attendants to improve their skills and learn new techniques to develop the level of volleyball across the country for players of all ages.
In his closing statement, the Second Vice President of The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) Abdoulie MB Jallow said the training is part of the continuous effort by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) through the Olympic Solidarity to build the capacity of member organizations, adding that the GNOC therefore find it fitting to facilitate the programme here as one of its key activities this year in addition to preparing teams for the RIO 2016 Games..
He urged the participants to translate the certificate awarded to them into programmes for youth and club development as their progress to the next level of coaching will depend on the positive use of knowledge gained during the course.
The President of Gambia Volleyball Federation, Yunusa Barry thanked FIVB, Olympic solidarity, GNOC, the instructors, the government of the Gambia and the participants for their steadfastness, commitment and passion.
Course director Jivko Jetchev advised the participants to be ready to face the new challenge and remind the coaches that they have long way ahead.]]>