Volleyball-Wong shocked by CAVB award


Mr Wong (right) with his trophy in the presence of CAVB technical official Kaysee Teeroovengadum

He received the glass trophy from CAVB technical official, Mauritian Kaysee Teeroovengadum on Saturday at the Palais des Sports during the Africa zone seven sub-zonal 2014 FIVB World Championship qualifiers.

Sports Nation caught up with Mr Wong and he was almost lost for words when asked to comment on this award.

“I’m a bit shocked but also happy to receive this award. The interesting thing is that sometimes people from outside can better appreciate what one has to offer,” reflected the Seychelles Volleyball Federation (SVF) executive committee member.

Mr Wong has been a stalwart in sports administration and organisation here, leaving his legacy by being the commissioner of the Indian Ocean Island Games in 1993 which were described as a great success.

The former player and coach though told Sports Nation that this award is due to his vast contribution in the zone seven committee for quite a while.
“I would like to think that I have contributed to make zone seven a solid committee as well as bring them together. On many occasions I have run the show at these competitions,” said the St Louis resident who hails from La Digue.

Mr Wong added that his technical knowledge of sports has also helped a lot towards zone seven where he has helped this grouping on several occasions.

“One of the highlights of my time with the zone seven is the hosting of the Indian Ocean club competition in 2008 where we organised an almost perfect competition as the SVF ensured everything ran smoothly,” noted the veteran sports personality.

Mr Wong also said he even took over the running of the same competition in Mauritius once and everyone was happy with the level of organisation.

“I have helped a lot in the development of this sport in zone seven as I was there at the start and despite not being a federation chairman, I was put on the committee until two years ago when I stepped down. But I have always been instrumental in organising its competitions,” the former physical education coordinator in schools said in conclusion.

Sports Nation would like to congratulate Mr Wong on his achievement and hopes he continues to share his wide experience in sports development here.

R. J-L.

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