SLVA to commission court flooring mat


March 20, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.

The Sierra Leone Volleyball Association (SLVA) will today commission its state-of the-art court flooring mat at the national volleyball court, Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown. The mat was fixed on Monday March 16.

The ‘moveable and fit for all weather conditions’ mat is the first standard equipment the SLVA has received from their international federation, and according to the association’s Public Relations Officer, Mohamed Vangahun, Sierra Leone is not the only country to have benefited from this gesture.

He said in Africa, Chad and other countries have also benefited, adding that they are proud to be among the first set of countries in Africa to have benefited from the project.

Vangahun said: “This court flooring is the standard floor for outdoor volleyball. Now that we have it, our players will be more comfortable when playing on it. It will affect our training positively, the coaches will now be in a capacity to train the players to what they want, and it will improve the movements of the players. In volleyball, movement is very essential and now that we have this court flooring, it will improve our players’ performance tremendously.”

He added: “As an association, we appreciate the gesture and we will move ahead with what we have until we achieve our dream of having a standard indoor court in Sierra Leone.”

Vangahun said the players are also delighted for such development because “they too want to play on a standard floor”.