Nedd, Flores to share Volleyball presidency after voting deadlock

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Two persons will share the presidency of the Guyana Volleyball Federation for the next four years after a deadlock at the elections at the weekend.

The incumbent Levi Nedd was up against past president John Flores for the top post when the AGM was held at the National Resource Centre in Woolford Avenue, Georgetown.

After the first round of voting, the men garnered nine votes each. That led to a second round of voting, which resulted in an unchanged scoreline.

It was at this point it was amicably decided- in the presence of Returning Officer K.A. Juman-Yassin- that the officials will share the four-year term equally.

Nedd, who has been at the helm since 2018, will continue for the next two years, while Flores will take over from 2025.

Nedd, speaking to News Room Sport on Monday afternoon, said the COVID-19 pandemic deprived him of implementing his developmental programme during the last tenure.

“My intention in these two years is to look at the development of Volleyball. It has started, but we need to now get it streamlined properly- the different age groups in both male and female,” Nedd explained.

The President is also aiming to have a Senior championship for both genders, as well as intense focus on coaching development and officiating.

“Also, I must applaud the government for the initiation of the academy- that is going very strong,” Nedd declared.

Volleyball is one of the 12 core sports identified by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, and its academy programme is gaining momentum with numbers gradually increasing, especially among the females.

Sessions are being held weekly in Georgetown and Berbice.

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