THE Lesotho Volleyball Association (LVA) on Sunday unveiled its four year strategic plan alongside a set of financial regulations.
With these two documents endorsed by LVA’s members and the association, all is set for implementation.
The LVA’s committee was recently elected in office in March, bringing with it in office the set of documents which the association never had. The committee has asked to be granted three months in which it will work on rolling out its envisaged plans.
Of the committee’s plans, is the empowerment of women in volleyball, development and training of coaches and that of the players themselves.
Speaking for the association, its spokesperson Mr Hlapane Tšehlo, said they were not in a rush as they are looking into making the project a huge success.
“The project will not give instant results as may be expected by many, but it will be very important in shaping volleyball, hence there is no need to rush it,” Mr Hlapane said.
LVA has promised to work with Lesotho Public Service Staff Association (LEPSSA) and Lesotho Institutions Sport Association (LISA) as they already have a large pool of players through schools.
The association through registered clubs shall have to work with schools where they will develop and train students athletes and teach them volleyball, an exercise which will help the talent spotting cycle alive and give athletes a chance to be picked to the national team.
“We want to build a national team that will compete at the highest level in these four years. Development will be the main thing for us and the plan is already in place, our target is to do talent spotting, Tšehlo said.
He also raised the importance of good governance in the association and individual clubs as this would also help them acquire the much needed funding for their sheer existence.