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NORCECA Group C Qualifier is ready to get underway

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago, October 12, 2017 - The battle for two vacancies to the 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship in Japan is ready to get underway at the NORCECA Group C Qualifier to be held at the National Cycling Centre in Trinidad & Tobago.

The head coaches of the four teams here in Port of Spain remain confident of their previous hard work with their respective teams and gave their first interviews on the eve of the three day competition.

Cesar Salas, Head Coach of Costa Rica: “This is my first time coaching a women’s national team; I am contributing with my Federation in this new phase. The group has been practicing for the past two months and we are adjusting, we are missing some of the players but we are ready to compete. Our objective is to win one of the vacancies, battling strong against Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago; if we do so, this will be our third FIVB World Championship. This tournament comes as part of our preparation for the Central American Games to be held in Managua in December”.

Albert Loblack, Head Coach of Dominica: “After the natural disaster caused by Hurricane Irma in our island, the players are coming with high spirits; the ladies are eager to play and get experience. We can match up all the weeks and months of practices and see where we are standing”.

Ricardo Naranjo, Head Coach of Mexico: “The team is highly motivated, Samantha is an important addition to our team and maybe we can win the competition, but our main goal is to qualify to the world championship. We took good advantage of training for a relatively long period back in Monterrey”.

Francisco Cruz, Head Coach of Trinidad and Tobago: “This year has been a very competitive one for us, with important international tournaments and the team miss well prepared for this intense competition. I consider a strong possibility to qualify to the world championship, our hopes are high and we have faith in our players, I really expect things to go well”.