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NVBF: Our Target Academic Programme, Grassroots Devt — Nimrod



The President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engr Musa Nimrod has said that the target of the federation is on academic and grassroots programme for upcoming and senior players. 

He spoke at the closing ceremony of the volleyball clinic for coaches and game masters for Northwest Zone, organized by the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports in collaboration with NVBF boss.

“We must go down to the grassroots where we can catch them young. Our main emphasis is on youths, as you can see, the grown up ones are on their way out, so, that is the only available means to replace the senior players. We are mostly interested in the Under-12, 14, and 15 as well as in academy.

“The Federation will use the summer holidays to organize similar programmes with the cooperation of the ministry because the schools are under the ministry of sports.

“By the grace of God, before the year ends, Chairman of Coaches Commission of FIVB will be in the country to organize grade one coaching course,” Nimrod said.

On the clinic, NVBF boss said the federation would spread its drive to cover other zones of South-South, South-west and Southeast.

Veteran player and coach, Tony Ogwuma expressed satisfaction with the turnout of coaches and game masters for the clinic, admonishing them to put what they have learnt into practice.

He said for them to make good use of the course, that they should step it down in their various states, hence the effect of the course would be felt.

“Don’t dwell on stress but rather go out and produce good volleyball players. Don’t let the resources of the sponsor who provided accommodation, feeding and transportation waste. He should be encouraged.

“I sincerely hope you have received good knowledge and techniques to impart on your colleagues back in your states so as to produce good Volleyball players, he stated.

The representative of the Kaduna State Ministry of Youths and Sports, Ms Florence Ayam, congratulated the participants and urged them to put what they learnt to practice for the benefit of their various states.