AFECAVOL held General Assembly in Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, February 18, 2019 - The Central American Association of Volleyball Federations held its annual general assembly where the new presidents of Minor Valenciano Acosta of Costa Rica and Eduardo Guerra Mendieta of Panama along with the reelected Bertha Cuadra of Nicaragua were introduced in the presence of Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president of NORCECA.

Sunday 17 de February del 2019 20:35 PM

During the working sessions the representatives of the seven NF received the annual reports from the presidency, the secretary and the treasurer of AFECAVOL.

The agenda also included the report of the huge and successful coverage by the social media of all the events organized by AFECAVOL that was presented by Carolina Rivas the press officer. The representatives also received and analysis of the surveys conducted to gauge the services offered by the organizing committees of the events held in 2018 which was considered very satisfactory by the participants in the events.

Marte Hoffiz presented his comments about the real situation of volleyball at world level and the opportunities made available by FIVB for each National Federation, AFECAVOL and NORCECA, including the important new election system to name the representative of AFECAVOL in the higher bodies like NORCECA and FIVB.

Each National Federation presented the facilities and conditions that will be available in each of the nine competitions scheduled and approved in 2019 in AFECAVOL which are the following to be confirmed the dates and places in the next fifteen days:

1. IV U23 Women's Championship, Nicaragua June 21-30

2. XI U21 Beach Volleyball, Guatemala July 10-15

3. XVIII U20 Women's Championship Honduras July 15-23

4. XIX Major Beach Volleyball Belize July 17-22

5. XIII U18 Girls' Championship Costa Rica August 5-14

6. XIII U19 Boys' Championship Nicaragua August 18-26

7. XVIII U21 Men's Championship El Salvador 21-20

8. II U19 Beach Volleyball Championship Panama TBC

9- II U17 Girls Beach Volleyball Championship in Panama TBC

The day before the general assembly, a working session took place with the new authorities of the Costa Rican Federation chaired by Valenciano Acosta and President Marte Hoffiz accompanied by Edgar Alvarado First Vice President of NORCECA and Jose Luis Jimenez, General Secretary.

The topics discussed included the contribution of more than US$280,000 offered by FIVB and NORCECA to FECOVOL during the period 2015-2018, the financial assistance for the participation in the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour and the Continental and Pan American competitions of NORCECA.

Also the scholarships for the participation of coaches, referees and staffers in the courses organized in the Development Centers in Dominican Republic and Tijuana, Mexico.

Marte Hoffiz informed of the support offered by NORCECA in case Costa Rica organize Continental and Pan American events and any other eventual opportunities.

The new authorities of Costa Rica, represented by Valenciano Acosta expressed their full support to all the programs and activities that NORCECA and FIVB can offer to Costa Rica. He said the new executive committee is going through a rapid process of getting used to the working procedures in order to make their Federation an efficient organization with satisfactory results.




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