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Dr. Bin Nasser invites to work together for a brighter future

FIVB Development Commission President Dr. Saleh Ahmad Bin Nasser speaks at the workshop for the FIVB national federations in categories I and II, which started on Thursday morning
Cagliari, Italy, October 30, 2014 – FIVB Executive Vice President and Development Commission President Dr. Saleh Ahmad Bin Nasser invited all national federations to work together for a brighter future of the sport around the world.

Dr. Bin Nasser made his statement during the introduction of the Development workshop for national federations in categories I and II on the occasion of the 34th FIVB World Congress to take place here on Friday and Saturday.

“Our reality is different among our federations, but with the support from the FIVB we all can work in the most efficient way to get the best results possible,” Dr. Bin Nasser said.

“In the last two years, we have had great support from the FIVB with the aim to help our members,” he said. “We need to help our national federations in categories I and II to progress but also those in categories III and IV to move from where they are now.”

Dr. Bin Nasser remarked on the importance of being creative to motivate the authorities and thanked the FIVB for its support to the development programmes implemented over the past two years.

“We have to work hard together to get the development and a brighter future for our lovely sport,” Dr. Bin Nasser said.

FIVB Development Director Mr Helgi Thorsteinsson then explained the purpose of the workshop, the third organised jointly with the World Congress starting in Rome, Italy in 2012.

Mr Thorsteinsson said 160 national federations are within the category I and II and mentioned that issues being addressed include: “structural issues, lack of government support, funds and media impact.”

He stressed the importance of working in collaboration with local governments and pointed to the example of Volleyball Festivals as a key tool to bring volleyball closer to children.

“The African Dream project is a great initiative and the Volleyball Cooperation Programme continues to be the flagship of the FIVB,” Mr Thorsteinsson said. 

Mr Thorsteinsson also highlighted the role played by the Development Centres around the world, the impact to be generated by the e-learning programme and the need to expand and increase communication with the media.

“You as the representatives of your national federations are the ones who have to plan, lead, organise and control the development of the sport in your countries,” he added.


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