Askar visits youth volleyball team before Arab Championship

Bahrain Olympic Committee acting general secretary Abdulrahman Sadeq Askar visited the Bahrain youth volleyball team training in Isa Town ahead of the Arab Championship, set to take place in Tunisia from August 24 to September 14.

On arrival, Askar was received by Bahrain Volleyball Association general secretary Feras Al Halwachi and board member Mohammed Al Fardan, who briefed him on the team training programme.

The squad is scheduled to leave for Slovenia on August 8 for a week-long camp, during which several friendly matches have been set up in an attempt to boost the readiness of the players before the tournament kick-off.

Bahrain is being managed by head coach Saber Abdulwahed and his assistant Ramzi Ahmed, who reduced the squad to 12 players just before traveling to Slovenia.

Askar asserted that the national volleyball teams have always accomplished honorable results in many regional and international competitions.

He pressed confidence in each member of the team to put on their best in bid to retain the title, which they won in the previous edition cup held in Cairo, in Egypt, where they won all their matches in straight sets without giving away a single set.

On his part, Al Halwachi said he was satisfied with the training programme set up in advance by the association and the overall discipline of the players during the early stages of preparations, and wished them success in the upcoming event.

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