A number of persons are now better equipped to perform duties as referees after attending a two-day Seminar/Workshop organised by the Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA). The activity, which was held last Saturday and Sunday at the Port Mourant Community Centre, Corentyne, Berbice, was attended by 14 participants.
The main facilitator was Bonnie Grimes, a FIVB qualified referee. He was assisted by President of the Guyana Volleyball Association (GVA) John Flores, executive member Mrs. Andrea Flores and President of the BVA Levi Nedd.
The activity was held under the theme “KEEP THE BALL FLYING” which is the theme of the BVA. The welcome and opening remarks were done by the BVA President Nedd. The participants were then given a chance to introduce themselves which was facilitated by Nedd.
Among the topics discussed were- basic refereeing, the first referee duties, and the second referee duties, duties of the linesmen, playing faults, protocol and hand signals.
The first day ended with brief/discussions and closing remarks and a recap of what was done during the day.
During the second day-the participants looked at official scoring which was conducted by Andrea Flores. There were more questions and answers and clarifications during the session.
The afternoon sessions was devoted to practical work.
The day ended with another question and clarification period by the facilitators and closing remarks.
Those participating were Afraz Hussain, Rashaad Razak, Jason Seelochan, Luen David, Puran Persuad, Devindra Budhu, Klondyke Rodney, Noresh Jairam, Malika Jervis, Levi Nedd (junior), Alston Bisnauth, Vickram Nandram, Jamaul Bourne and Adityanand Singh.
The BVA’s next activity is the Orealla outreach. (Samuel Whyte)
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