By: Pa Barrow
The Ministry of Youth and Sports through the Gambia Government is advancing plans to commence the building of the country’s first indoor Volleyball court in a major bid to allay infrastructural challenges facing sports in the Gambia.
The indoor Volleyball court will be the first of its kind in the Gambia, which has strongly embraced the game with multiple continental championship titles and a growing trophy list mainly inspired by young volleyball prodigies emerging from community teams and High schools.
“We are aware of the lack of proper playing grounds for those that choose volleyball and other sporting disciplines. The country does not have an indoor court and it is a concern for us as a government because we want to develop the infrastructure for all sports in the country. We are in an advanced stage to commence the construction of the first indoor volleyball court in the history of our sports,” Bakary Y. Badjie Minister of Youth and Sports confirmed to Alkamba Times.
“The contractor has already presented his first sample to us through the National Sports Council and we gave them what we want as a Government. I can tell you that we will soon start. The new indoor court will be built at the former wrestling ground inside the Independent Stadium in Bakau,” Badjie added.
If the indoor court is finally built, it will be the first of its kind in the infrastructural development of other sports in The Gambia.