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FIVB Level II Coaches Course in Botswana


Gaborone, Botswana, July 23, 2013 – The Botswana Volleyball Federation in conjunction with Botswana National Olympic Committee hosted the FIVB Level II Coaches Course from July 9 to 21.

The course was conducted at the Botswana College of Agriculture and was led by the renowned FIVB Instructor Mr. Athanasios Papageorgiou as the Course Director and Mr. Cengiz Akarcesme, Course Instructor.

Twenty five participants from primary, secondary and tertiary schools and clubs enrolled in the two week long course.  A similar course was held in 2006 to help upgrade the skills of coaches in the country.

Speaking at the Opening Ceremony of the course, the BNOC President Mr. Kgosietsile, challenged the Botswana Volleyball Federation to up the game to the next level to ensure volleyball grows in the country.  He applauded the Federation for its visionary leadership.  For his part the President of Botswana Volleyball Federation welcomed the instructors and urged the participants to take advantage of them to get more knowledge.

The course was officially closed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Botswana National Olympic Committee, Mr. Serufho' who hailed the course for paving the way for trained coaches ahead of the 2014 African Youth Games that would be hosted by Botswana.  Of the twenty five participants, 19 passed with flying colours.


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