The Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) will be holding its Annual General Meeting tomorrow, Saturday 10th November, at Olympic house, Lilliendaal and high on the agenda will be the election of office bearers.
From reports, incumbent president John Flores will not be seeking reelection.
President of the Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA) Levi Lawrence Nedd is making a pitch for the presidency of the GVF.
A look at Mr. Nedd’s fact file shows that he has a long and successful career in the area of Sports as a player and administrator and has reached the highest heights in both as a player and administration especially in Volleyball.
From 1976 when he attempted to pass his first ball and sprained his right pinky finger to date, Nedd has been involved in the sports of volleyball. Now after some 42 years, his conquest has been great.
In volleyball he represented Guyana at various stages, rising to the heights of becoming the National Captain. Now he holds the position of head coach, head selector, President of the BVA and Vice President of the GVF.
Among some of his other achievements was being the best graduating student in the International coaching course held at the Felix Austin Training College.
Nedd was the valedictorian when he attended the Semmiel Weist University in Hungary where he graduated with a Diploma for Sports Sciences and Technology. Students from some 38 countries participated in the course. He also pursued studies in volleyball coaching in Cuba.
He has so far travelled to some 29 countries in pursuit of the sustenance of VOLLEYBALL in the land of many waters.
He was the recipient of the Golden Jubilee Award by the GVF for Contribution to The Development of Volleyball in Guyana (1966 – 2016). Nedd is the head coach of the Port Mourant Training Center and Guysuco Training Centre Volleyball Volley Clubs.
Apart from his volleyball prowess, Nedd brings to the table a tower of experience is other sports. He is a certified football coach and played in the professional league in Martinique in the French Federation as a goal keeper. He is also a certified athletic coach and national athlete, his area of competence being Shot Putt, Javelin and Discuss. He still competes and medals in the teacher’s category.
He also represented Berbice at table tennis and was adjudged Sports Personality on three occasions for Guysuco. Mr. Nedd also plays cricket and is a competent all-rounder.
He is a composer and singer and represented Guyana in the USA, Suriname and Trinidad at Chutney singing.
As head of the BVA he has taken the association to the top of volleyball in Guyana. His quest now is to take Guyana’s back to the days of yore. Nedd hopes to follow in the footsteps of past presidents the likes of Lennox Schuffler, Basil Williams, Reggie Bhagwandin and incumbent John Flores.
The task is now his to take up the mantle. As such he has pledged to arduously continue the works similar to what is being done in the BVA, for all of Guyana to benefit.
Nedd is calling on the volleyball family to support him in his quest. With his intended Mission statement being “A non-profitable organisation committed to developing the socio-cultural life style of any Guyanese by way of participation in all forms of volleyball, through the support of any one person/persons or entity/ entities, with a strict dependence on the government of our dear land of Guyana.”
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