Burundi President supports volleyball development with new academy
Bujumbura, Burundi, April 4, 2014 - Burundi President of the Republic, Pierre Nkurunziza, is continuing his support for volleyball in the country, by establishing a new academy to develop the sport on all levels.
Volleyball has emerged with promising results - especially in continental beach volleyball competition, with frequent age group World Championships qualifications. Because of this, President Nkurunziza promised Burundi Volleyball Federation President, Louis Rwakiranya, for more support for the sport in the coming years.
Rwakiranya spoke to the president about the development of the sport throughout the country through the ambitious Programme of the National Federation, aided by the FIVB and CAVB, during a meeting in the Presidential Palace.
They also discussed support of the local authorities in terms of the volleyball infrastructure, including building new courts and providing equipment such as nets, balls and posts for volleyball and beach volleyball.
The President of the Republic received the Burundian duo who won the 2013 CAVB Beach Volleyball Men's U21 Cup, to congratulate and support them as they continue their path to honour their country in future.
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