International Course concludes in Saint Lucia


CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, August 2, 2013 – The Level 1 International Coaches Course in Saint Lucia concluded successfully on Thursday, with 23 participants receiving their certificates.


FIVB Instructor Dan Girleanu, who was in charge of the course, presented the certificates accompanied by Yohana Mota Moreno, vice director of the Regional Development Center in Dominican Republic, and Brian Louisy, President of St Lucia Volleyball Association.


The course was offered through the FIVB’s Volleyball Cooperation Programme (VCP) and is aimed at improving coaching skills and participants’ knowledge of the game.


Girleanu pronounced a few words during the closing ceremony to praise de qualities of the participants and their willingness to learn the basic fundaments of the sport.


He also commented on the great cooperation he received from the local authorities of Saint Lucia and from the Regional Development Center.


Of the 23 participants, seven candidates had the opportunity to participate with the support of a scholarship from the NORCECA Development Programme.


In addition to the national participants, the coaches also came from Trinidad & Tobago, Saint Maarten, Montserrat, Jamaica, Belize, USA Virgin Island, St. Eustatius, and the other part of the candidate are national participants from Saint Lucia National Federation.