Norceca President meets with U23 World Championship Organizers


Tijuana, México, October 1, 2013.- Preliminary details for FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship were analyzed by FIVB First Executive Vice President and Norceca President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz after his arrival in Baja California.


Marte Hoffiz held a meeting with the Championship Local Organizing Committee, represented by the Baja California Sports Institute and its General Director, Saul Castro Verdugo on Tuesday.


This World Championship will have a special characteristic: for the first time matches will be played with some changes like the 21 points test rule.


Local Organizing committee officers informed that there is a press conference scheduled on Wednesday October 2 with some of the competing teams that have aready arrived in Mexico before the Championship starts.


China, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Italy are the four national teams holding a training camp at the High Performance Center, while Mexico, the host team has held its training camp in the city of Monterrey.


Each one of the Organizing Committee areas presented their updates about lodging, gathering, and teams transportation logistics for the cities of Tijuana and Mexicali.


This will be the fifth Age Group World Championship to be played in the Baja California region after the Boys’ and Girls’ Youth editions in 2007, the Women’s U20 edition in 2009 and the 2013 Boys’ U19 edition celebrated just a few months ago in the same venues.


Baja California also hosts the Sixth FIVB World Championship in any gender and category. In 1974 Tijuana was selected as the city that received the teams that played in Pool D at Men’s Competition.


“A big part of the Norceca Confederation growth is thanks to Mexico,” Marte Hoffiz said at the meeting. He also remarked how important has been the cooperation of Baja California with a clear vision in terms of organization and development.


Also at this meeting some other topics were on the table, like the preparation of the Norceca International Congress scheduled on November 1st to 3rd in Tijuana as well as the Pan American Volleyball Union Congress with the participation of Norceca and South American Confederation officers.