Beach Volleyball News, Development News

Bangkok, Thailand, September 8, 2017 – The FIVB Beach Volleyball Course, which started on September 4 at the FIVB Development Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, came to a fruitful conclusion on Friday, with Mr Somporn Chaibangyang, president of the Thailand Volleyball Association, presiding over the certificate presentation and closing ceremony.

The five-day seminar was conducted theoretically and practically by the FIVB Course Instructor Mr David Smith from Australia. A total of 20 candidates from six countries comprising Iran, Hong Kong, Maldives, Singapore, Cyprus and Thailand attended the course, which was held to help those candidates gain new beach volleyball experiences. In addition, the course was a part of the FIVB beach volleyball programme the world’s volleyball-governing body wanted each federation to catch up with the beach volleyball updates and produce potential persons who can make a future success in beach volleyball in terms of participation and competition.

Mr Shanrit Wongprasert, Secretary General of the Asian Volleyball Confederation and Member of the FIVB Board of Administration, was also in attendance as guest of honour in the Friday’s closing at the FIVB Development Centre inside Ramkhamhaeng University.

Course Instructor David Smith said that he reached his expectations during the course and also hoped for the best that all the participants will achieve their goals. He said that he is impressed with the quality of some of the individuals and he is happy to assist with the development.

In his closing speech, TVA President Mr Somporn said, “I think we are on the right track. We will be looking forward to a beach volleyball tournament after this and I hope that one of you can be a major force for any beach volleyball body to be reckoned with. Now you can bring home the knowledge you’ve gained here and prepare for your future work. I wish you all a safe journey back home.”

All the participants were presented with certificates, while Mr David Smith was given a token of appreciation.


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