Volleyball News



Bac Ninh, Vietnam, July 1,2016 – The National Coaches Course, well organised by very close cooperation of the local organising committee and conducted by FIVB/AVC Instructor Mr Zhao Shanwen, was concluded on July 1.

A total of 40 candidates, many of them retired players and preparing to become coaches and the others coaches for junior teams, attended the course which was held between June 24 and 30.

According to the Zhao’s course program, each participant received the hand-outs for each topic (spike, serve, block, defense, physical conditioning and so on). During the meeting, many questions concerning coaching skills were raised by the participants and Zhao had cleared them all. The instructor believed that by attending the course, all participants have gained a lot of experience and can bring for effective use in the near future.


AVC Referee Course concludes in Solomon Islands


Solomon Islands, July 1, 2016 – The inaugural AVC National Referee Course hosted by the Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation came to a successful conclusion on Friday 

The course started on June 27, with aims of preparing referees (experienced and new referees) for the upcoming Solomon Games. A total of 28 candidates attended the course and were put to the test in three categories on Thursday comprising the Beginner Test (Level 1), Experienced Referee Test (Level 2) and an AJVC Test specially for Steward Seuika, regarded as an Oceania referee in the Pacific region.

“We want to improve the skill and adherence to formal volleyball rules. We want to  increase participation in the sport through improving ability of referees,” said SIVF President Morris Maitaki.”The provincial teams are well-prepared ahead of the competition and  referees also need  to prepare how to manage the  Games efficiently and effectively when the players compete.”

Australian Instructor Ms Catriona Tweedie  has been assisting the referees ( participants)  and the organising committee to ensure that the SIVF have delivered the highest-level refereeing in the country especially for the upcoming national Solomon Games.  She was impressed by the huge attendance of the participants in the course. She urged the participants to practise what they have learned from the five-day course and should not stop from here. It’s a long journey for some which requires commitment and motivation.   

“On behalf of the Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation, I would like to thank the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Tourism and NOCSI for assisting the federation to conduct this very successful training. We would like to also thank the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) for supporting the Federation to host this seminar,” cited the SIVF President.