CAZOVA Concludes Successful Congress
ST CROIX, US Virgin Islands, April 10, 2017 – The Caribbean
Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) held its biennial Congress
on Saturday, April 08, 2017 at the Divi Carina Bay Resort, US
Virgin Island (USVI).
The meeting was patronized by the President of NORCECA, Mr.
Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, and President of the USVI Olympic
Committee, Mr. Angel (Chico) Morales.
Mr. Marte reflected on the development that has taken place in
CAZOVA through the investment of NORCECA/FIVB and the important
role CAZOVA now plays in NORCECA.
In his welcoming remarks, Mr. Morales highlighted how volleyball
helped to shape his own life and, hence, its potential to help
children within the CAZOVA jurisdiction to become successful
Having been previously circulated, all reports, to include the
audited Financial Statement, were approved without concerns,
thereby allowing for the meeting to be used to focus on ways to
improve how volleyball is administered in the Zone.
Of note, the Congress democratically identified hosts for all
its tournaments up to 2022 which was a major achievement that
was commended by President Marte.
The Congress unanimously expressed concerns about the new
strategies of the FIVB as it will impact negatively the
development process of Categories 1 and 2 National Federations.
Among the views expressed, was the critical situation generated
by the FIVB restrictions affecting the development programs in
execution since 2010 among CAZOVA National Federations under the
supervision of NORCECA.
NORCECA President assured the National Federations of CAZOVA the
necessary financial support available within the budget for
President of CAZOVA, Mr. Mushtaque Mohammed, demonstrated
statistically that over the past decade the NFs of CAZOVA have
all made admirable progress.
He noted that there was a lot more that can still be achieved
and challenged each NF administrative body to produce strategic
and development plans that will serve as blueprints for their
speedy development and successes in volleyball and beach
Mohammed also complemented the delegates for their positive and
constructive contribution made in the congress and challenge
them to continue in their parthway for development in their
The next congeress will be in 2019 and already Curacao has
express an interest to host.