Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

15 February 2013

Tanzania: Tava Keen to Revitalise Volleyball

THE Tanzania Amateur Volleyball Association (TAVA) will host a nine-day level one coaches' course starting from February 20 in Tanga Region, in its bid to promote the sport in the country.

TAVA Chairman, Augustino Agapa said that the course funded by the international volleyball body, FIVB will be under trainer, Bernard Jesse from Seychelles. More that 20 participants mostly coaches from primary and secondary schools as well as clubs will attend the course at the Popatlal Secondary School.

"We are now revitalizing the sport so we want to ensure that players in schools as well as those joining the various clubs in the country come from well trained coaches," he said. He was thankful to FVIB for sponsoring the programme and join TAVA in an effort to upgrade the level of volleyball in the country, which has substantially dropped.

"The level of volleyball is down in Tanzania we have to do something to overcome this challenge, having qualified coaches is key as the players will have the required basics from the start as they go up," said Agapa.

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