Sierra Leone Volleyball Association has withdrawn from the U-17 World Beach Volleyball tournament in Mexico slated for the 15th -20th of July 2014 because of financial reason.
According to information reaching this medium to take the delegation to the tournament they need about 85 Million Leones which is not forth coming it was on this grounds the executive decided to withdrawn from the tournament
Some weeks ago the U-23 teams was also refuse visa to compete in the U-23 World Beach Volleyball tournament in Poland this is two set back the association has suffered within a month.
Meanwhile the U-21 male and female teams who are the Africa male champions and female runners-up are presently training as they are expecting to take part in the U-21 World Beach Volleyball Tournament in Cyprus on the 23rd- 27th July 2014.
After the tournament the Africa male champions will travel to Portugal to represent Sierra Leone in the world U-19 Champion on the 23rd- 3rd August 2014 while the female team will return back to Sierra Leone. The association is still appealing to business houses and individuals to help them to participate in the three tournaments as they will definitely return with Laurels for the country as they are always been doing over the past years.
By Bernard Turay
Monday July 14, 2014