Haitian Volleyball Federation spreads growth to north of country
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 21, 2014 – The Haitian Volleyball
Federation made history recently when it hosted its first
Volleyball Cooperation Programme away from the capital, in
collaboration with the FIVB Development Department.
The five-day Volleyball Cooperation Programme course took place
in Ouanaminthe in the north of the country, with the focus
firmly on young players and was set up under the auspices of the
Haitian Federation and its president Margarette C. Graham and
her team, who attended the course every day.
French instructor Andre Glaive visited the Caribbean nation to
lead the coaching of the 27 girls and 35 boys, who were selected
to take part. He was assisted by six local coaches who put the
young players through their paces and worked on all their
skills, in attack and defence, serving, reception and tactics.
The FIVB has been committed to helping the development of
volleyball following the earthquake of 2010 which measured 7.0
in magnitude, killed between 230,000 and 316,000 people and
displaced over 1.5million people.
Since then the FIVB has donated courts and court equipment for
volleyball and beach volleyball that will be used in the new
Olympic Park that the Sports Ministry and sports federations are
on the point of finalising.