Coach seeks corporate bodies’ help to develop Beach Volleyball

By Femi Atolagbe


Chief Coach of the Beach Volleyball in Ondo State, Bolanle Samuel Akinsehinwa has promised to develop the newly introduced game in the state to enviable height.
Akinsehinwa in a chat with Sporting Hope in Akure, the state capital said Beach Volleyball is not a new game in the country, but it’s just been added to the number of sports we have in the state.
The chief coach, therefore called on all and sundry, to join him in developing the game from the scratch.
He said, “we are aware government cannot do it alone, that is why we are calling on private organizations, philanthropists to come to our aid in providing facilities needed to make the sport a reality in the state.”
He added that the state needs standard volleyball court and we are reiterating our call to philanthropists and well to do in the state to help build the 21by 13 meters court in Akure.
He itemised items needed to make the dream of producing future Stars a reality to include, building a standard Beach Volleyball court ,balls, Jersey and others equipment.
According to him, “the different between the conventional Volleyball and beach volleyball is that the former is being played by six players on a concrete court , it may be indoor or outdoor, while Beach Volleyball is played on Sandy surface , preferably at the side of beach on a sandy area.
“Currently, we are only improvising by training at the long and triple jump court at the back of the synthetic pitch at sports complex to ensure that players are acclamatise with the Sandy surface.”
“As part of our plan for the new game in the state ,we have embarked on catch them young programme, that will involve under 13, and 17, so that interested Ondo State students will be engaged at tender age.
“As we speak ,we have been invited to the South West under 17 Beach Volleyball Championship slated for Ibadan from 29, July to 1, August .
“We have also received another invitation for Southwest elimination for the National Youth Game also in Ibadan.”
“We are going to honor the two invitations to the glory of God and ensure we put in our best to do the state proud.

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