Bangkok, Thailand, December 28, 2019 – Twenty-three candidates took part in the unprecedented Volleyball Refereeing Refresher Course in Afghanistan aimed to provide training to national referees and improve and update the knowledge and competences of the participants in line with the most recent trends in volleyball.
The course started on December 25, 2019, with General Directorate of Physical Education and Sports, National Olympic Committee of Afghanistan presiding and giving an opening remark.
International referee and Course Instructor Mr Masoud Yazdanpanah from Iran has been practically and theoretically conducting a five-day course, which is due to come to a close on Sunday, December 29.
With the support of the National Olympic Committee of Afghanistan, the Afghanistan National Volleyball Federation (ANVF) in conjunction with Asian Volleyball Confederation are holding the Volleyball Refereeing Refresher Course for the first time in the history of Afghanistan volleyball and will also be recognised by the FIVB.
The 23 candidates including six women from the centre and different provinces in Afghanistan participated in the historic course. Aside from updating the candidates’ knowledge of the official volleyball rules, refereeing guidelines and instructions as well as their practical refereeing skills, they would also learn how important the second referee’s responsibility is as well as their movement technique.
Since the course is due to come to a conclusion on December 29, the final report by ANVF Secretary-General Mr Khushal Malikzai will also be shared by AVC for further consideration and future reference.
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