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Costa Rican leader William Corrales passes away

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, May 28, 2017 – NORCECA Confederation deeply regrets to inform that Mr. William Corrales Araya, former president of the Costa Rican National Volleyball Federation passed away on Saturday. He was 70 years-old.

Mr. Corrales, a lawyer with also a degree in Physical Education, occupied the position of Minister of Sports of Costa Rica (2012-2016) and was a representative in the parliament of his country for the period (1986-90). He also presided over the Costa Rican Cycling Federation and was a member of the National Council of Sports.

Despite being affected by a heart condition for the past few years, Mr. Corrales Araya he stayed very active in the sport activities.

“William Corrales was a much appreciated member of our volleyball family who always was ready to express his points of view to contribute to NORCECA institutional development,” said NORCECA president Cristobal Marte Hoffiz. “We have lost a good friend who will be missed.”

The funerals will take place on Sunday at Catedral of Ciudad Quesada. He is survived by his widow Mrs Jenny Chacon and three children.