The FIVB President visited the Republic of Chad following an invitation by Volleyball Federation of Chad President Idriss Dokony
FIVB President Dr Ary S Graça F° met with Volleyball Federation of Chad President Idriss Dokony and members of the Federation to explain the best practices for managing a National Federation and developing volleyball talent.
During the meeting, the FIVB President explained the best practices for managing a National Federation (NF) including professionalisation, good governance and transparency. He also discussed the best ways to identify and develop talent to ensure a strong national team, and encouraged the members of the Board to continue working for volleyball to help it become a very important sport in Chad in the future. He also reiterated his commitment to providing equipment and coaching support in Chad as he had previously expressed during his meeting with the Republic of Chad’s head of state and President of the Transitional Military Council, Mahamat Idriss Déby Into.
The FIVB President, who was joined by the FIVB Executive Vice-President and African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) President Bouchra Hajij and FIVB Executive Vice-President Habu Ahmed Gumel at the meeting with members of the Volleyball Federation of Chad, also offered knowledge transfer programmes to the NF to share some best practices in NF management.
The FIVB President said:
“It was a pleasure to talk to the members of the Volleyball Federation of Chad led by its President Idriss Dokony. It was very useful to listen to their challenges and discuss some opportunities. With all the members of the NF being volunteers, we appreciate their time and efforts in developing volleyball in Chad.
“I used this opportunity to teach the members some tried and tested best practices for managing a NF, in addition to finding the best volleyball talent in Chad and then developing this talent for the benefit of the National team. They should believe that volleyball in Chad has a great future ahead and in the FIVB we will provide all the resources needed to achieve this goal. We are here to serve all our 222 NFs and are ready to work together with them to ensure the growth of our beloved sport all around the world.”