Banjul, Gambia, August 5, 2015 – The first National Referee Course organized by the CAVB under the presidency of Yunusa Barry in Gambia was concluded on July 27 in Banjul, with the participation of 19 referees.
The five-day programme conducted by FIVB instructor Jaouad Berrada of Morocco followed-up a similar course from August 2014, which was led by CAVB international referee Bai Dodou Jallow of Gambia. This had focused on practical and theoretical training in the areas of refereeing with the objective of enabling participants to run grassroots activities within Gambia’s volleyball circle. That course ended with an examination session and a 95 per cent pass rate.
Joseph Sambou, a participant from the Gambia Armed Forces, commented: “The course provided us with a clear insight into some key aspects of refereeing in volleyball, including volleyball development, the organization of volleyball festivals and basic refereeing skills, which will play a key role in the development of our sport in Gambia.”
Course Instructor Jaouad Berrada also thanked the participants for their discipline, commitment and dedication. He commended the national federation for conducting refereeing courses in the Gambia and confirmed that 16 referees successfully passed the exam.