A number of individuals and clubs were rewarded as the best in their category when the Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA) held its annual awards and presentation ceremony for 2017. The activity was held at the Port Mourant Training Centre Hostel, Port Mourant, Corentyne Berbice.
There were a number of criteria used for selection including – Three nominations for each category. The club or individual had to have maximum participation during the year. The issue of discipline and fair play was also a factor, while the level of participation and the commitment to the game was also looked at.
A committee led by President Levi Nedd selected the awardees.
The male champion club of the year was the Port Mourant Training Centre (PMTC).
The PMTC continued where it left off from years before with dominant performances throughout, outshining others whether nationally or internationally. Despite some shortcomings it continues to play a high standard of volleyball throughout the country. In 2017 it won all but one of the tournaments that it participated in.
The female champion club award went to the Port Mourant females.
Despite having its ups and downs in terms of female participation due to schooling and other factors, they won all but one of the tournaments they participated in. A number of them also represented Guyana in Suriname and French Guiana.
The GuySuCo Training Centre Port Mourant (GTCPM) has been recognized as the junior club of the year. They can be labeled as the nursery for volleyball development in Guyana. Through the years they have been the nucleus of the Guyana IGG teams.
The BVA volleyballer of the year is Samuel Fraser of the PMTC. Over the years he has shown much dedication to the sustenance and development of the game locally and internationally. He was adjudged an accolade of excellence when Guyana defeated French Guiana and won the tournament in French Guiana. He is disciplined and exhibit good sportsmanship.
Ronaldo Bobb of the PMTC is the male volleyball player of the year. He has the right approach and is very discipline towards the game. Although only on the circuit for a few years Bobb has made Guyana proud on numerous occasions. On one occasion the Suriname ambassador to Guyana was amazed at his performance during the IGG held in Suriname.
Female volleyballer of the year is Candacy Mentore of the Port Mourant Female Volleyball Club. Mentore has been performing outstanding throughout the year and has set the pace for others to follow. She is one of the most vibrant and most dedicated participants in the female category winning the MVP award on numerous occasions.
The Junior/most promising player of the year is Andy Rohoman of the No52 Survivals and the Tagore Secondary School.
He was adjudged the MVP of the BVA Inter Secondary School’s tournament, after leading his school to victory. He excelled in the IGG tournament in Suriname and on a tour to Trinidad. He was awarded best attacker while in French Guiana in the Under 20 tournament.
Errol Chase, who wears many hats, was selected as the Referee of the year. He is the most certified around and during the year performed duties as the technical advisor in most of the tournaments held in Berbice. He represented Guyana as Chef De Mission and Female coach, while in French Guiana. He also conducted a refreshers course in refereeing for referees in the BVA.
The most disciplined player award was presented to Tyrone Farley a junior player from the Corriverton Jets volleyball club. He has exemplified all of the attributes pertaining to the award it was stated. (Samuel Whyte)
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