DVA, national female U-19 host Beach V/ball Fun Day tomorrow
The Demerara Volleyball Association (DVA) in collaboration with the female U-19 national team present a volleyball extravaganza and fun day tomorrow, at the Carifesta Sports Complex on Carifesta Avenue, starting from 11:00 hrs.
This event is made possible through intervention by the National Sports Commission (NSC) and the Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) and is being used as an opportunity for the volleyball fraternity, especially those within the Demerara area to get together and have fun, while playing the game on a beach volleyball surface (sand). On show, the young females will match skills with their senior counterparts; while there will be other games to showcase senior players and mixed teams.
The Bank of Guyana Sports club team has been invited and will be sending a team to participate.
This will now encourage the DVA to organize more such events where organizations and non conventional teams can participate in an effort to spread the game across the Demerara region.
The coaches of the U-19 team advised that even though the conditions will not be ideal for training and proper development of skills, they will still be utilizing to develop the competitive and cohesive skills of their girls, while allowing them the opportunity to give back to their large support base.
When approached for their support of the event, the NSC through the Director of Sport Neil Kumar went further to indicate that they will be willing to assist with the development of Beach and School volleyball, an opportunity which the President of the GVF Lennie Shuffler plans to grab with both hands.
Leading up to a visit by a touring Brazilian contingent of 40 youths who are scheduled to be on show at the National Gymnasium from November 15th, this Fun Day will be used as further preparation for the girls, while the DVA and GVF see it as a golden opportunity to generate new interest in the game through families and other supporters who are expected to be a part of the day’s activities.