Support Units of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces were on Saturday April 2. 2011, crowned champions after defeating Third Brigade 2-1 in the best of three in the grand final of the 2011 Volleyball Tournament held at the Military Hockey Pitch, `Wilberforce Barracks.
The match was very exciting as both teams put up outstanding performance to win the competition.
After the Military competition, civilians from the various regions also took part in their own competition which was won by the Southern Province, after defeating Western Area by 2-1.
In the male category, Western Area defeated Eastern Region 2-1.
In the football tournament, Western Area won both male and female matches. Northern Region’s females lost to Western Area in post-game penalties 4-2. In the male category, Western Area thrashed Eastern Region by three goals to nil.
According to the Military Media Officer, Major Samuel P. Moody, the tournament is to foster the joint Security Council within the RSLAF and Sierra Leone Police Force (SLP) and also to promote unity between all the forces: Military, Police, Prisons and Fire Force.
In his brief statement after the games, ERSG’s Chief Inspector and Adviser, Senior Police Rudenous Landeross, said the participants have demonstrated brighter future of Sierra Leone by maintaining discipline, love and tolerance throughout the tournament. “You made us proud today. Your demonstration is a clear indication that with your determination, Sierra Leone will be the greatest nation in Africa,” Rudy said.
The Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), Major General R.Y.Koroma who also represented the Minister of Defense, Chief of Defense Staff (CDS)’s Joint Forces Council (JFC) Colonel S.N Sheriff, who was master of ceremonies, ERSG’s representative, Assistant Commissioner Chris Atere, Police representative, Superintendent F.U.K. Daboh. Also Deputy Chief of Defense Staff (DCDS) Brigadier S.O Williams, Deputy Minister of Lands, Ahmed Kanu and other high ranking personnel in all the forces, were among the spectators that watched the matches.