Bonaire is potential host of Beach Stop in 2019
BONAIRE, December 2, 2018 - “Gold is in the Sand” it is new
development project of NORCECA that will promote beach
volleyball development among NORCECA National Federation in
category I and II.
As such, Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, President of NORCECA
confederation and Mushtaque Mohammed president of CAZOVA
journeyed to Bonaire to discuss the possibility of hosting a leg
of the NORCECA Beach Continental Tour.
The President of Bonaire Volleyball Association Raymondo Saleh
introduced his guest to the General Manager of Delfins Beach
Resort, Mr. David Rietveld where discussion took place on using
the exotic venue to host a beach event in 2019.
President Marte explained the rationale of promoting beach
volleyball in the Caribbean and further identified the
possibility of having team form all of NORCECA 41 National
Federations and regional members visiting Bonaire to play
volleyball and also enjoying the beautiful environment of
NORCECA will provide support to the Bonaire National Federation
to help promote the beach Volleyball product and to also have an
additional location to host future Beach Volleyball Tournament.
The project will involve the government of Bonaire support
including NORCECA the collaboration with the National Federation
of Bonaire and NORCECA.
The hotel beach location was identified as being perfect to host
two competition courts with lights and one training courts which
will be perfect for hosting the beach tour.
In conclusion, President Marte was extremely happy with the
meeting and the potential of hosting the NORCECA tour here in
Bonaire. The local association board members who were present
included the president, Raymond Saleh, Vice president, Gisette
Emer and technical director Jose Luis Nicholas who are all very
anxious of the proposal to have an International Beach
Volleyball Tournament on the Island. David Rietveld is keen on
welcoming the guests for the event and also pledged to work
closely with the BoVoBo and the Tourism department of Bonaire to
ensure that sufficient support is given to host the event in