ECVA held dynamic General Assembly
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, February 17, 2014 – The Eastern Caribbean
Volleyball Association (ECVA) held its biennial general assembly
on February 14-15 with the participation of all 14 National
The opening ceremony was honored by the presence of Mrs. Heather
Samuel, Minister of Sports of Antigua & Barbuda, who pronounced
laudatory words to NORCECA Confederation and the development of
volleyball and beach volleyball in the region during recent
The representatives of the NF welcomed the participation of Saba
Volleyball Association as an active member that will be joining
the zonal competitions for the first time in 2014.
ECVA, one of the four zones within NORCECA, is composed by the
National Volleyball Federations of Anguilla, Antigua and
Barbuda, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Dutch St
Martin, French St Martin, Grenada, Montserrat, Saba, St
Eustatius, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and
The General Assembly, chaired by NORCECA President Cristobal
Marte Hoffiz and ECVA President Glenn Quinlan, was a very
dynamic exchange between the members who discussed all items
related to development plan of the Confederation concerning ECVA.
The assembly highlighted the success and impact of the
qualification towards the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing,
China, which allowed the teams of St Vincent and Grenadines
(boys) and St Lucia (girls) to realize their Olympic dreams.
Marte Hoffiz made several reports referred to the presidency
annual activities, the qualification process to Rio de Janeiro
Olympic Games and updated the progress towards the FIVB World
Championships in Poland and Italy.
He also expressed his gratitude to the support received from
FIVB and its President Dr
Ary S. Graça F°
and made remarks on the worldwide new initiatives regarding
development of volleyball and beach volleyball.
During the two-day meetings it was programmed the permanent
technical assistance to the ECVA National Federations with
itinerant coaches Ramón –Monchito- Hernandez of Puerto Rico and
Joao Campos Morales of Brazil, as supervisors.
It was also discussed the financial investments made by NORCECA
in the ECVA Development Plan which totaled over US$270,000 that
covered the areas of sport equipment distribution, assistance to
the youth and junior programs, participation in beach volley
tournaments, seminars and courses for coaches, referees and
physical education teachers.
Also, the NORCECA investments in FIVB World Championship
Qualification Tournaments with a total amount of US$ 196,143 as
well as the distribution of Sport Court Volleyball surfaces with
an investment of more than US$ 275,000 since 2010 was included
in the report.
The National Federations recipients of Sport Court volleyball
surfaces since 2010 in are: St Vincent and Grenadines, St Lucia,
Dominica, British Virgin Islands, French St Martin, Grenada,
Montserrat, Antigua and Barbuda and Anguilla.