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Lidise attends coaching seminar

Arin Kumar
Tuesday, December 03, 2013

NATIONAL women's volleyball coach Kenneth Lidise will attend a coaches symposium in Thailand this week.

The seminar would emphasise on the importance of the education system for the promotion, development and maintenance of volleyball in all it's form.

Lidise said the program would feature international speakers and provide participants the opportunity to take part in practical and theoretical sessions and discussions.

"This particular course is specifically for grassroots development," he said.

"I am lucky to be attending this seminar and I would like to thank the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Solidarity Program for providing me with funds for my airfares to attend the symposium."

FASANOC chief executive officer Lorraine Mar said the sport would benefit a lot from the experience Lidise would gain from the symposium.

"This is an important continuation of Kenny's capacity building," she said.

"We are looking towards the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea and the better qualified our coaches are the better qualified our athletes would be."

Meanwhile, Lidise said the Fiji Volleyball Federation aimed to accredit more coaches in the country.

"Also the FVF is in the process of applying to the Fiji Sports Commission and the government for funds to bring in an overseas coach."

He left the country yesterday and the symposium begins today.