…..For Weeklong Training
A high-power delegation of the International Netball Federation (INF) is expected in Liberia on June 5, 2016 as guest to the Liberia Netball Federation, the Government of Liberia and the Liberia National Olympic Committee.
The delegate led by Africa Regional Development Manager of the INF, Joan Smit, along with qualified tutors in persons of Joan Young and John Banda who will conduct netball ‘Safari’ program in the country.
The Netball Safari is a grassroots development project that focuses on providing a quality netball experience to players and coaches, which allows for increased integration at all levels and exposes the potential that netball has and influences socio-economic development.
The training is expected to run from June 6-11, 2016 at the Hope Recreation & Resource Center in Paynesville outside Monrovia. According to the INF, coaches and players between ages 12-18 years will benefit from the international safari program.
The training will equip coaches with basic coaching and umpiring skills while the players will experience skill and game development. The training is intended to promote and improve Netball in Liberia, to create awareness of the important and benefits of the game, it will also provide alternative for those affected by natural disasters.
The International Netball Federation will come with balls, bibs, cones, whistles and training materials and stationary for the local federation. The INF will cover the delegate flight fare, accommodations and allowances why they are in Liberia and urged the Liberia Netball Federation (LNF) to provide local transportations and meals for the participants during the training.
However, the international body is calling on the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Liberia National Olympic Committee to provide the necessary resources needed to the LNF to make the training a success.
The guests have requested meeting schedules with both the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Liberia National Olympic Committee. Meanwhile, the president of the LNF, Wallace Weiah is calling on stakeholders, business entity and sports enthusiasts to render their supports to the federation to make the training a success.
He disclosed that 100 persons will participate in the weeklong training and only accreditations will be allowed in the hall, also urging those interest to reach the federation headquarters at Bardnersville Junction in Gardnersville for accreditation which is done free of charge.