Saturday, December 9, 2023

BVF adds beach volleyball to its structures

The Botswana Volleyball Federation (BVF) has finally decided to adopt Beach Volleyball in their calendar of activities at the mother body’s congress held over the weekend. 

Despite lack of structures, the BVF’s newly elected committee is expected to tighten screw in efforts to elevate beach volleyball to greater heights.

The introduction of beach volleyball comes after long introspection by the federation to harness all opportunities to develop domestic volleyball. 

Last year BVF conducted a beach volleyball coaching course that attracted a number of local coaches. The attendants included coaches from BVF-affiliated clubs, BVF officers and grassroots mentors from BOPSSA. The one week-long course was conducted by Israel Volleyball Association (IVA) general general Yaniv Noyman.

It was revealed that the project was still on its infant stages with a lot of learning and benchmarking expected with intention to revive competitiveness and leisure that comes along with the sport. 

“We have just been voted to office this weekend and are aware that this is a project that needs serious attention with potential to attract sports fanatics to the grounds. 

“We are still working on logistics and we are confident that the process will go on accordingly,” the newly appointed BVF vice president Odirile Sibanda told The Telegraph.

He said that despite their excitement they have a major task to build the code with new structures put in place for them to run its operations. 

“There has to be proper understanding of the game in terms of coaching and player development as well as officiating,” said Sibanda.

He concluded it was critical for the federation to forecast on beach volleyball growth as it will assist in measuring their progress. 

“We are determined to set a timeline to gauge our progress as we want to push an extra mile for this project to be successful,” said Sibanda.

Meanwhile, the newly appointed BVF committee has retained Daniel Molaodi as the president while Ndibo Lebala is the vice president (administration). George Kootsene is the vice president (technical) while Moabi Tlalampe is the treasurer. Kagiso Meswele is the media relations and marketing officer and Edgar Serole is the additional member.


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