President of the Dominica Amateur Volleyball Association made a presentation of eight volleyballs to the Dominica State College on Wednesday, January 26 at a special assembly held to reflect on the life of former student Aldora David.
In making the presentation, the DAVA president encouraged the students to incorporate physical activity in their daily routine, as a means of dealing with the stresses which they have to cope with as students and adolescents.
Sorhaindo congratulated the State College’s volleyball teams for their successes in the 2010 Sports Division Schools Volleyball Championships. The college won the men’s division, while the women placed second in their division.
Similar presentations are to be made to the Portsmouth Secondary School, whose girls’ team won the women’s championship, and to the Northeastern Comprehensive School, whose boys placed second in their division.
Sorhaindo informed the students that a Japanese volunteer volleyball coach has been recruited by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a two-year coaching assignment in Dominica, and expressed the hope that schools will take advantage of that technical assistance.
He also disclosed that the DAVA expects to establish national youth and junior teams and prepare them for participation in regional and continental tournaments; and he expressed the hope that school principals and sports teachers/coaches will collaborate with the Volleyball Association toward that objective.
Next year, the Association expects to make a donation of 40 mini volleyballs to the Sports Division for use in the primary schools mini-volleyball programme.
The volleyball equipment being distributed to schools is from the annual allocation of volleyball equipment received by the DAVA from the North and Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation.