GVF partners with Sport Ministry “to take Volleyball to a higher level”

– significant benefits to both Federation and athletes anticipated

The Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) has fully accepted an offer from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport to enter into a partnership “to take volleyball to a higher level”.
At the Sport Ministry’s second meeting with the Guyana Volleyball Federation, on 19 January at the Racquet Centre on Woolford Avenue, the GVF gladly accepted the offer to partner with the Sport Ministry, as the offer was seen as an opportunity for both the sport and the Federation to make optimum progress.
At that meeting, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport was represented by its subject Minister, the Honourable Charles Ramson Jnr, and a team. The GVF was represented by its President, Levi Nedd, and Vice President Rodney Fredricks.
Minister Ramson Jnr pledged to give full support to the sport of volleyball, and declared that the National Gymnasium can now be fully utilised for all activities of the GVF, especially with the upgrading works that are presently in progress at the Gymnasium.
He informed that it is mandatory for the following activities to be held, and assured that he would be in full support of their staging:
– A virtual male and female beach volleyball tournament, to select pairs that would represent Guyana in French Guiana in the near future.
– Senior male and female countrywide tournaments that would culminate in inter-county finals.
– Junior male and female tournaments in categories of competition under 17 years of age.
The Minister also advised the GVF to dispatch a letter to the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) seeking affiliation of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport.
Further, the Minister pledged to construct in Berbice an all-purpose accommodation that would facilitate all levels of sporting activities, including the preliminaries and including volleyball. Moreover, he queried about a needs analysis for volleyball.
In his reply on behalf of the Federation, Nedd expressed great appreciation and deep gratitude for these impending developments.
The tone has now been set for the GVF to resume its sporting activities under the usual COVID-19 restrictions set out by the Ministry of Health.