Nouakchott, Mauritania, June 2, 2015 - Twenty-one participants gathered in Nouakchott from May 15-23 to follow a Volleyball Cooperation Programme course led by FIVB Instructor Mohamed Ben Mustapha. The course follows National Federation President Brahim Bakar's push to popularise the sport in Mauritania.
The course participants were able to practise their skills on an outdoor court and picked up valuable information on training routines, but also on theoretical aspects of the sport.
The national federation is in the process of establishing an infrastructure from which it can grow volleyball in Mauritania. Goals include setting up volleyball centres in primary and secondary schools, and launching new clubs and regional leagues.