Siblings form Mabaruma-based North Nation Inc. to promote volleyball


By Avenash Ramzan  

With the aim of promoting sport in Region One and beyond, four siblings have pooled their ideas and resources into the formation of North Nation Inc., a body that is geared to stimulate sport activities at the grassroot level, specifically volleyball.

Volleyball players Vance Harding, Bobby David, Shamariah David and Famke David are the siblings behind the new group that is based out of their hometown Mabaruma in the North West District.

Shamariah, in an exclusive interview with News Room Sport, said the idea is to bring more visibility to sport, especially in the outlying regions where there aren’t many platforms for talents to be showcased.

Just last weekend North Nation Inc. hosted its first event- a four-team male volleyball competition, dubbed Power Zone, featuring top teams Port Mourant Training Centre, Eagles Volleyball Club, Castrol Strikers and Young Achievers at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue, Georgetown.

Part of the action between Port Mourant Training Centre (yellow) and Eagles Volleyball Club last weekend

Shamariah said: “So we started with volleyball, but we do plan to expand. We have started here on the coast, but we do intend to move to Region One, which is one of our first items on next year’s plan list.”

“The volleyball talent in Region One is not far from what we have here on the coast. Basically what they need up there is more exposure, and I feel through North Nation we could give them that exposure and show the rest of Guyana that Region One has excellent volleyball players.”

“Throughout the next year we have a number of activities planned for volleyball, hopefully throughout Guyana.”

According to Shamariah, among the plans for 2022 is the hosting of a beach volleyball competition on the Marriott beach in January-February, a tournament similar to the Power Zone in August, and the second annual Power Zone championship later in the year.

The group also plans to organise activities involving female teams in the new year.

Importantly, Shamariah pointed out that North Nation Inc. will be working closely with the Guyana Volleyball Federation and the National Sports Commission in the execution of its plans.

Members of the successful Port Mourant Training Centre Volleyball Club with representatives of the organising body, North Nation Inc.

Power Zone a success!

Meanwhile, Shamariah described the Power Zone championship last weekend as a major success.

Port Mourant Training Centre emerged champions, getting the better of Eagles Volleyball Club 3-2 in the final to cart off the top prize of G$100,000.

“I am very proud of the team that worked with us on Sunday; they were very professional. The games were very exciting. Actually, all the anticipation was satisfied especially in the final game. I think the persons who came out were very much satisfied with the level of competition that was put forward.”

“I think that each team that participated, the players really did come with their best game mode on and they played very well.”

Shamariah said most of the anticipated challenges on the day were handled in the most professional way, and the group is looking to build on the successes in 2022.

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