IOC Happy with OYDC’s cooperation with National Sport Federations

2The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is pleased with the cooperation the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) has with both local and international sport federations.

Speaking during the official opening ceremony of the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) Level (2), two weeks coaching course currently underway at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC), IOC Head of Sport for Hope, Barbara Schweizer, expressed happiness at the number of women participating in the coaching course stating that IOC prioritizes the education of girls through sport.

Schweizer, urged all the coaches participating in the course to utilize the knowledge they will acquire on athletes in the country.

And Minister of Youth Sport and Child Development Vincent Mwale, in speech read on his behalf by Bessie Chelemu, Director of Sport in the ministry commended the Zambia Volleyball Association (ZAVA) for organizing the first ever high level training course.

He challenged the participants to come out of the programme more enlightened and ready to test the knowledge they will learn.

Mwale urged participants to take keen interest to learn as much as they can during the two weeks programme stating that ‘bringing the course to Zambia will lead to improved standards of play of the game of volleyball’.

20 Volleyball coaches are currently taking part in the training course being held at the Olympic Youth Development Centre.

The training course is being facilitated by Gordon Mayforth and Tony Westman who have traveled from California and Sweden respectively.

Meanwhile, Gordon Mayforth said he was happy that he returned to Zambia to conduct the coaching course. He was hopeful that by the end of the two weeks training, participants would have gained the knowledge they deserved.

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