SportCourt floor donated to St. Lucia Volleyball Association


GROS ISLET, Saint Lucia, March 15, 2012 – The volleyball Players on the island are in “hog heaven” after a SportCourt floor was laid in the Gymnasium of the Gros Islet Secondary School.


The synthetic surface was supplied to the Saint Lucia Volleyball Association by its parent body, North Central Caribbean and America Confederation, better known as NORCECA, as part of its efforts to develop its many affiliate National Associations through the drive and passion of President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz.


Marte Hoffiz has been able to negotiate the contribution of synthetic floors, from Connor Sport Court, manufacturers of classic synthetic surfaces for different sports.


The Government of St. Lucia through the then Ministry of Social Transformation Youth and Sports, agreed to facilitate the entry of the floor “duty free” into St. Lucia. The Ministry of Education then agreed to the placement of the floor in the Gros Islet School Gymnasium.


The Principal of the School Ms. Charles and the staff of the school have also given their full support and were immediate enthusiastic supporters of the idea.


The Association intends to use the gymnasium as its National Training Facility as it usually has six national teams in training almost year round with teams in both genders in the senior, junior and youth levels.


This will permit training to take place consistently without interruption from rain and on a synthetic surface lowering injury and protecting joints.


The Volleyball Association is extremely grateful to NORCECA, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Education, Metro Construction and the Principal and staff of the Gros Islet Secondary School for making it possible for the court to be laid and a training facility for the sport of volleyball to become a reality.