ECVA Retains Executive, supports Marte Hoffiz reelection
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, March 10, 2011 - The Eastern Caribbean
Volleyball Association (ECVA) has retained its executive as the
13 presidents from the respective national federations met on
last Saturday at their annual general meeting to elect a
five-member executive charged with leading the association over
a four-year tenure.
The assembly also unanimously voted in favor of an “indubitable
support” to the reelection of Cristobal Marte Hoffiz to a third
consecutive term as President of the North, Central American and
Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA).
The executive is comprised of five re-elected officers, of which
four nominations were unopposed, and one challenged. Returning
are President Glen Quinland (St Kitts & Nevis), Vice President
Sabina Mason (Tortola, BVI), Treasurer Wilbur A Harrigan
(Antigua & Barbuda), Secretary General Brian Louisy (St Lucia),
and Thierry Stephens (French St Martin), who was re-elected from
three nominees with an overwhelming majority to serve as member.
Quinlan presented a complete report of the activities of ECVA
which included the two Senior Championships held in St. Lucia
(women’s) and Tortola, British Virgin Islands (men’s), the U-21
Men’s Championship and the Beach Volleyball Continental Cups in
both genders in St. John’s Antigua.
The report also included the audited financial statements, the
different courses and the donation by NORCECA of two Sport
Courts already installed in Anguilla and Antigua & Barbuda.
Marte Hoffiz, who attended the elective congress, took the
opportunity to present the NORCECA Volleyball and Beach
Volleyball reports of 2010 and the projected qualification
system to the 2014 FIVB World Championships which includes 39
tournaments to be held in the 2012-14 period.
He also explained the assembly about the Beach Volleyball
Olympic Qualification process, the NORCECA election system to be
implemented during the elective Congress next October and the
four-year development plan that will impact positively to all
the countries grouped in ECVA.
Marte Hoffiz, who is also FIVB First Executive Vice President,
said although he is excited with the progress made by the ECVA,
the years ahead leading up to 2014 will require a greater
“We are doing many things," he said. "There is a lot of room for
improvement, [but] we must all work more. We need to support
each country and work with them. If 2010 was successful, that is
history. Now it's time to stand and work to make 2011 more
productive and it will be done. However, this requires
understanding, co-operation and tolerance. We all need to have a
The meeting also bade farewell to two outgoing presidents who
have decided not to seek re-election after many years of
outstanding and unwavering service. Rupert Sorhaindo and Richard
Simon, from Dominica and Grenada, respectively, have left