October 6, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.
The Sierra Leone Volleyball Association (SLVA) and other National Federations were engaged in a sustainable management workshop at the opening ceremony of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) congress in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.
As part of FIVB Congress, the workshop attempted to educate members of the worldwide governing body on how they can raise funds to help with the development of the sport in their respective countries.
A key future mission for the FIVB is to make volleyball the most popular family sport entertainment in the world.
The workshop was opened by FIVB President Ary Graça, who is expected to be re-elected for an eight-year term as head of the organisation today (Wednesday).
Also FIVB communications director, Richard Baker, spoke on how National Federations can activate the right communications platform in an attempt to increase engagement within the sport.
The “VolleyballYourWayMovement” was also discussed, with the FIVB urging its members to take on the project, which involves courses targeted at teaching children the basics of the sport.
Brazilian Graça, first elected as President in 2012, also hopes for increased Olympic Solidarity funding for the FIVB’s members.
“Our goal must be to win Olympic Solidarity funding for every National Federation where we can, we must share the stories about how to be successful,” the 73-year-old added.