VCP Level 1 Coaches Course completed in Afghanistan
Mrs Zahra Fayazi, who is the mother of two children and a member of Afghanistan's national women's team, celebrated her 29th birthday during the course, which was the first in the country to see a woman pass the exams successfully. Thirty-two applicants began the FIVB Level 1 Coaches Course, which took place over two weeks in Kabul. Twenty-seven candidates took on the exams, of which 22 qualified for the written test and six passed.
During the seminar's closing ceremony, Afghan Volleyball Federation President Dr. Younis Popalzai announced that a school project will be started soon to encourage girls to invest more time in sports and volleyball. He added that the Afghan Volleyball Federation will apply for a Level II Coaches Course in 2015. The course would be organised with the help of neighbouring countries Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Tadschikistan, Uzbekistan and India.
Mr Sher Jan, Senior Advisor to the Sports Minister of Afghanistan, and Mr Jan Alam Hassani, Deputy Director of the Sports Directory of Afghanistan, spoke about the country's support for the Afghan Volleyball Federation's projects. Mr. Fazli, Technical Director of the Sports Directory, emphasised that volleyball plays a model role in Afghanistan's sports community. The support coming from the FIVB and the new "Volley for peace" project are also greatly appreciated across the country.
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