Gambia National Beach Volleyball teams Monday presented a trophy gold and silver medals to Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports at a ceremony held in his office in Banjul.
The teams who were in Guinea Bissau to compete in the just concluded Zone II beach volleyball championship were accompanied to the Ministry by the Executive Director of the National Sport Council.
Receiving the delegation, Honourable Minister Badjie congratulated the teams and thanked them for representing The Gambia with distinction by winning gold (male team) and silver (female team) medals.
“You can be assured of our continuous support as a Ministry. We will surely continue to support all national teams", Minister Badjie stated.
While he continued to commend the players and the Association, he urged them to continue to work hard and to always do their utmost best whenever they represent The Gambia.
Speaking earlier, Ms. Ndey Marie Njie, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sport, assured the teams that the Ministry will continue to do her best as an institution to support and to reward the efforts of athletes and coaches.
She urged the team to continue to work hard in order to be able to maintain the momentum.
For his part, Marchel Mendy, Executive Director of the National Sport Council paid glowing tribute to the Gambia Volleyball Association for what he called their dedication, hard work and transparency.
He encouraged them to always operate in accordance with their constitution and in the best interest of the country.
Bai Dodou Jallow, President of the Gambia Volleyball Association commended the Ministry of Youth and Sport and the National Sports Council for what he called unflinching support to the development of Gambian sport.
Further to this, he appealed to the Ministry for help in order to secure a beach volleyball area at the Palma Rima Beach. "As an Association, our strength is in beach volleyball and we believe if we continue to receive support from the Ministry, we will remain on top of Africa for a long time", he said.
Anna Marie Bojang delivered the vote of thanks on behalf of her colleagues.