Libero Seminar in Trinidad and Tobago


PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, March 22, 2012 - International volleyball coach, Sweden’s Tony Westman is currently in Trinidad and Tobago on a seven-day visit to conduct a technical seminar for libero at the University of T&T, Corinth Campus, San Fernando.


The course which began on Monday and concludes on Sunday was organised by the FIVB Regional Development Centre in Dominican Republic and sponsored by North America, Central America and the Caribbean Confederation (NORCECA) as part of its development programme. It also has the approval of the FIVB Technical Department.


Westman is an experienced professional coach for more than 15 years of top women’s and men’s clubs in Europe including the last seven with Denmark women’s national team.


With regards to the seminar which features participants from a number of Caribbean countries inclusive of Suriname, Jamaica, Bahamas and host T&T, Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president of Norceca said,” We continue expanding the influence of the FIVB Development Center in Dominican Republic.”


“This is very important to increase the technical level of the national teams at the different age groups.” Nelson Ramirez, Director of the Development Centre in Dominican Republic expressed his satisfaction for the support from both Norceca and FIVB.


“This Libero seminar marks the start of our 2012 activities,” Ramirez said. “We appreciate the collaboration we are having from the T&T Volleyball Federation and its president Mushtaque Mohammed.”


Daymien Stewart, Chief Operating Officer of the T&T Volleyball Federation was elated with the hosting of the seminar by T&T and noted that this country was being targeted as a venue for one of Development sub-centres.


“By hosting these seminars the T&TVF is actually increasing its chances of being selected along with a country from Central America and homes for the two proposed sub-centres,” added Stewart.