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Volleyball focuses on youth development!

- 2012 Season Opens today Feb. 11
St Georges High School Head Girl Shiann Vandenburg thanks BVIAVA President, Sabina Mason for the new Volleyball equipment at a brief presentation.
Mason along with fellow board member Willis Potter pictured with St Georges P.E. Teacher, Carl Barrett.
Mason along with fellow board member Willis Potter pictured with St Georges P.E. Teacher, Carl Barrett.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ahead of its 2012 League season which opens today, Saturday February 11, 2012, the BVI Amateur Volleyball Association (BVIAVA) has made a commitment to get the sport well and truly back into Schools.

Apart from coaching assistance, the Association has begun donating the necessary equipment to the Schools so they can begin to learn the game in the proper environment with the suitable resources.

First recipient of many was St Georges High School and as BVIAVA President, Sabina Mason said on her visit to the school to make the presentation, “This is critical; this is part of the youth development programme we are pushing. The only way the game will be sustained is getting players at a younger age involved”.

According to Mason, the association will also be making visits to Cedar School, the Seven Day Adventist School and also Elmore Stoutt High School.

The Association is not just providing much needed new equipment, but will also be making sure the programmes in the schools are sustainable and progressive.

“The association has members who will be attending the schools on a regular basis to keep up with the P.E Teachers and coaches to make sure the programme keep running,” added Mason.

It is not only in schools though that the Association intends to boost involvement in the sport.

“There are other avenues available to students who want to learn the sport,” said Mason. “If they want to continue their development outside of school we have partnered with the Matrix Foundation, run by Jackie Weeks. Matrix is an affiliate of the BVIAVA and has already got a good junior programme running.”

The 2012 Season starts today and all the schools who will receive equipment have entered the “B” League, which is solely a High School League.

Although guarded about making predictions on who would emerge as Champions this year, Mason did comment on a few who would be there or there abouts including of course the Men’s and Women’s defending Champs from 2011.

“We have the Terminators in the men’s and Legends in the women’s, but I wouldn’t count out any of the others,” she concluded.

This season will not only see the High School teams, but also other new teams like Jus Dream who are a combination of Jus Blessed and The Dream. Also new for 2012 are various shades of Phoenix, who replace the likes of the Volcanoes and the Tornadoes.

6 Responses to “Volleyball focuses on youth development! ”

  • Equity (11/02/2012, 10:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good looking out for the youths.. Now that I have gotten that out of the way.. WOW..WOW.. you all see the lady in black from the side.. (WOW)..(WOW)!!!
  • dean (11/02/2012, 18:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job
  • rat tail (11/02/2012, 23:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    go st. are the best at academics and now sports...
  • kool (12/02/2012, 22:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    lol @ equity and rat tail did u forget there's a school by the name ESHS......we can any activity started weather its academic, sports or drama and by all mean ESHS will be on top for all

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