Girls’ U-18 Pan Am Cup announced in Tijuana
TIJUANA, Mexico, June 29 2011 - The U-18 Girls Pan American
Volleyball Cup to be staged from July 3-8 at the Baja California
High Performance Center in Tijuana was announced during a press
conference held on Wednesday.
Tijuana has been host city for three FIVB Junior and Youth World
Championships and last year organized the Women’s Pan American
Cup and the NORCECA Women’s Junior Continental Championship.
On behalf of Saul Castro Verdugo, Director of Baja California
Sports and Physical Culture Institute (INDE), INDE’s Sport
Development Director Cesar Osuna welcomed the media
representatives and the attendants to the press conference.
“This is the first time the Cup is played in the U-18 category,
and is a very important effort to promote this sport within our
youth, and it will have no cost for the fans”, said Osuna.
“People can come and see the best young players and support our
national for free”.
Argentina, Chile Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador
Peru and Puerto Rico will take part in this competition. The
official Coaches Conference as well as the General Technical
Meeting are scheduled on Saturday July 2nd.
The tournament will start on Sunday 3rd with the first match
between Peru and El Salvador, followed by the contests
Argentina-face Costa Rica, and Dominican Republic-Puerto Rico.
An opening ceremony is scheduled before the final match between
Mexico and Chile. The Chilean team was the first to arrive in
Baja California and was also introduced during the conference in
Tijuana along with the Mexican team.