President Wei praises NORCECA and general development of
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, October 6, 2011 – The President
of the International Volleyball Federation, Jizhong Wei, praised
the contributions and the work developed by the NORCECA
Confederation during the opening ceremony of the 21st
The leader of FIVB was present during the start of the general
assembly being held in Punta Cana, a tourism resort in the
eastern part of Dominican Republic.
“I am surprised by the development of the Dominican Republic but
not only in volleyball and sport but the country itself and the
work being developed by the confederation”, Wei said during the
speech to the 40 National Federations and Territories
In his message, Mr. Wei informed that one of his objectives is
to promote democratization within the FIVB.
“I did not bring democracy to FIVB because democracy is a
principle fundamental present in all international federations,”
Wei said. “What I have done is to correct some shortcomings we
had in the past.”
President of NORCECA, Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, expressed his
satisfaction for the achievements of the different National
Federations and Regional Zones but promised he will continue
pushing to accomplish higher goals.
“We are very grateful to the FIVB for the support given to us to
contribute with the development of the National Federations,”
Marte Hoffiz said.
The President of NORCECA also praised the efforts made by
Mushtaque Mohammed, Glenn Quinlan and Marta Centeno de Sajche,
presidents of the CAZOVA, ECVA and AFECAVOL regional zones.
At the end of his speech, Marte Hoffiz presented a plaque with
his portrait to President Wei to appreciate his contributions to
create the development fund program that serves to increase the
activities of the national federations and regional