CAZOVA Youth Olympic Qualifiers at Maracas Bay


ST ANN’S, Trinidad, November 27, 2013 - The Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) will hold its two-day zonal qualifiers for next year’s Youth (Under-18) Olympic Games in Nanjing, China on November 27-28 at the very scenic Maracas Bay.


Mushtaque Mohammed, president of CAZOVA delivered a brief address to a jam-pack conference room at The Normandie Hotel.


Mohammed said, ‘This qualifying tournament is very important because it’s the first time a tournament of this magnitude with a place at next year’ Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China is being held in CAZOVA.


“This has happen not by luck, but because of the development programmes of beach volleyball done through NORCECA and also in recognition of the standard of volleyball that the CAZOVA region has aspired too.


Mohammed also thanked FIVB and NORCECA for the investment they have made through beach volleyball in the region and anticipated a continued growth in the sport and level of play.


Also speaking at the opening was Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee president Brian Lewis along with NORCECA General Manager, Professor Nelson Jose Ramirez.


The two-day tournament will see the winner of the men and women event qualify automatically for the Youth Olympic Games next year in China while the loser of the final and the winner of the losers’ draws will both qualify to the NORCECA Second Round qualification for a chance to qualify for China.


Among the men, host Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, US Virgin Islands, Suriname and Bahamas are being represented while in the women’s qualifiers, Trinidad & Tobago, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Barbados, US Virgin Islands and Suriname are the participants.