Marte Hoffiz optimistic about NORCECA financial future
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 23, 2017 – NORCECA
Volleyball Confederation will continue with the development plan
launched by the continental institution in 2010 for the benefit
of national federations of category I and II.
The announcement was made by the confederation president
Cristobal Marte Hoffiz during the annual meeting of the Finance
Commission on Saturday.
“NORCECA is prepared to multiply efforts to generate financial
resources in order to keep working our programs of volleyball
and beach volleyball at all levels and to continue offering the
opportunity to compete to our national federations,” Marte
“Our plan is to continue working to spread the seed of
volleyball and beach volleyball the way we have been doing since
I first became president of NORCECA in 2001,” Marte Hoffiz said.
“Difficult times require bigger efforts and the legacy for the
future generations is very important for me, personally, as well
as for the other members of the NORCECA family.”
He commented that NORCECA is the only confederation within FIVB
that completed fourteen qualification tournaments in 2016
towards the 2018 FIVB World Championships while saying the
process will continue this year.
“We are committed to work as hard as the circumstances demand
from us,” Marte Hoffiz said. “Our properties have generated
important resources over the past few years allowing us to keep
running our programs.”
The president of NORCECA added “we are a sport institution and
the money that comes to the sport must go to sport and that’s
the reason for the existence of the development plan to favor
the growth of volleyball.”
He presented several information graphics to show how NORCECA
has been able to increase its own financial resources to go
along with the assistance from FIVB.
“We really appreciate the valuable assistance from FIVB, which
is our mother institution, but we have not been waiting with
crossed arms for that support to fall in,” he said. “On the
contrary, we have worked with creativity and dynamism to our own
growth as regional governing body.”
Marte Hoffiz made reports of the activities by the Development
Centers in Dominican Republic and Tijuana, Mexico and announced
that a new center will open in Trinidad & Tobago in
collaboration with the University of Tinidad & Tobago, UTT, the
National Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Sport and Youth.
The commission received a complete financial statement of
NORCECA, duly audited, as well as the projected budget for 2017
and 2018 to be presented for approval to the Executive Committee
and Board of Administration next month. The report was presented
by Olga Rivas, finances manager of NORCECA, and Miguelina
Martinez, senior accountant.
The Finance Commission meeting was chaired by its president
Alberto Arreola of Mexico and Margaret Graham of Haiti as
Also in attendance were Eric Eugenia of Curacao and Victor Gil
of Dominican Republic as member of the commission, Wilbur
Harrigan of Antigua & Barbuda as NORCECA treasurer and Earlene
Pereira of Trinidad & Tobago as internal auditor.