Control Committee members hold meetings in Tijuana and Mexicali


BAJA CALIFORNIA, Mexico, June 25 2013 — The cities of Tijuana and Mexicali received the Control Committee members that already held their coordination meetings prior to the FIVB Boys’ U19 Volleyball World Championship.


The first joint meeting took place in Tijuana, where on behalf of FIVB President Dr. Ary Graça, the Control Committee President and FIVB Vice President, Rafael Lloreda welcomed the attendants from many countries who will work in different areas such as refereeing, press, appeals, competition, VIS and Medical, for example.


Also the local organizing committee representatives based in Tijuana and Mexicali were presented by the Baja California Sports and Physical Culture Institute authorities, directed by Saul Castro Verdugo.


“We are very sure that this world championship will be a big success and we are here to cooperate to give our best for this tournament in a place where its people is recognized for their efforts and great experience in hosting international sport events,” said Lloreda.


After the assignments of the personnel to every host city the inspection visits to the different training courts and competition venues took place. There were two practical clinics for referees, one in Tijuana and another in Mexicali.


In Tijuana there was also a rehearsal of the opening ceremony scheduled for this thursday at the High Performance Center, where many teams have held a mini-camp with some scrimmage matches prior to the beginning of the World Championship.