Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer (JOCV) Mr. Yuya Sumida has begun a two-year assignment with the Dominica Amateur Volleyball Association as a volleyball coach.
A native of Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan, Sumida is the holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree (Language and Culture), and has played volleyball at the Club level in both Japan and Australia, in the libero position. He replaces Mr. Yusoke Uno who completed his assignment here in September 2010.
The services of Sumida have been made available by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), through its representative in Dominica, Mr. Tatsuya Morita.
The volunteer is deployed at the Sports Division, where he will assist with the schools volleyball programme. He is currently assisting David Toussaint in coaching the Secondary Schools Volleyball teams in preparation for the Windward Islands Inter-Schools Tournament, to be hosted by Dominica this year.
In addition, Sumida will be involved in the coaching of the national Youth and Junior Volleyball Teams. His services will also be available to community groups that may be interested in introducing volleyball in their communities, or to improve the skills of players.
Groups interested in taking advantage of the coach’s services should contact the DAVA at 225-0614