Somali Olympic committee has completed a 12 days long top level Volleyball couching course for Somali Volleyball Federation which attracted over 18 volleyball coaches from all over the country.
On his opening remarks the president of
Somali Volleyball Federation Abdulkadir Omar Abukar showed his appreciation and
gratefulness towards Somali Olympic Committee for organising such an
outstanding course and reiterated that the knowledge gathered from the
programme will not only benefit for the trainees but will also contribute the
development of Somali Volleyball as a whole.
The instructors of the course who on
their parts addressed to the ceremony thanked to both Somali Olympic Committee
and Somali Volleyball Federation for receiving them the warmest way possible
as well as the professionalism they have showed in order to make this course a
very successful one.
Instructor Apaddo from Mauritius
was very familiar with the capital city and its sports community as he teaches in
Mogadishu the second time, he has urged the newly qualified coaches to demonstrate
their knowledge on the training grounds and wish them a success in the future. Alamayu
who was the other instructor from the neighbouring country of Ethiopia
congratulated Somali Olympic Committee for the accomplishment of the course and
ensured them their investment will not be wasted as the coaches they have
selected for the course were determine to learn and to prosper.
To conclude the closing ceremony of the
course the Somali Olympic Committee president Abdullahi Aahmed Tarabi has
expressed his gratitude towards the Olympic Solidarity for funding the project and the course's instructors for their bravery of conducting
such a training programme in a city that has been experiencing lawlessness and
civil war for the past 24 years and promised to them that their efforts and
determination to develop Somali Volleyball will not be forgotten.
"This course is part of our strategy to
assist the national federations for producing a very well trained coaches that
will in return be able to increase the participation of Somali youth into sport
activities as well as contributing the overall success of the national teams. I would also like to thank Olympic Solidarity for its continues support of development programmes for Somali Olympic Committee and its affiliates, without that we would not have been able to complete such a remarkable course”
said the president who reminded the coaches their responsibilities within the
community and promised that Somali Olympic Committee will be their side to achieve
the federation's goals in both short and long term.
Certificates and achievements awards
were finally presented to the newly trained coaches consisted of both men and
women from different regions of the country.