The Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation will conclude its AVC National Referee course on Friday.
The course started on Monday 27th June and is expected to finish today 1st July 2016.
A total of 28 participants attended the course. The participants sat 3 category tests yesterday which is beginner test(level 1), experience referee test (level 2)and an AJVC test specifically for Steward Seuika who regarded as an Oceania referee in the pacific region.
Morris Maitaki President of volleyball federation said, the primary objectives of the course are to prepare referees (experience and new referees) for the upcoming Solomon Games.
“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.
“The provincial teams are well prepared ahead of this tournament and referees need to also prepare well to manage the games and the players when they compete.”
The Instructor Ms Catriona Tweedie of Australia has been assisting the referees (participants) and organising committee to ensure that we deliver the highest refereeing in the country especially the upcoming national Solomon games, the president said.
She was impressed by the attendance shown by the participants during the course.
She urged the participants to practice what they learned from the 5-day course and should not stop from here.
Its 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.”