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Referees and Delegates conclude successful BVB at Managua 2017

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, December 8, 2017. - The double-gender Beach Volleyball tournament of the eleventh Central American Games 2017 successfully concluded at the beach volleyball court Salvador Allende under the supervision of international FIVB referees and delegate members the control committee appointed by the NORCECA volleyball Confederation.

Ariel Sainz from Cuba, member of the Board of Directors of NORCECA and president of the NORCECA Technical and Coach Commission, is the International Delegate appointed for beach volleyball and indoor volleyball of the Games.

The NORCECA control committee finishes their first phase of duties at the Central American Games with the completion of beach volleyball from December 3-8 and now, with the addition of other members, prepare the volleyball tournament that starts December 10.

The members of the control committee are Edgar Alvarado of Costa Rica, First NORCECA Vice-president and AFECAVOL President, Jose Luis Jimenez Lao of Costa Rica, General Secretary of NORCECA and AFECAVOL, Judith Sandino of Nicaragua, president of the NORCECA Technical and Statistics Commission, Dr. Donibal Alvarez of Dominican Republic, medical delegate, Marvin Mora of Costa Rica, referee supervisor, Carolina Rivas of Guatemala, press officer and Emir Alfaro of Nicaragua, photographer.

Sainz indicated “these hard working days finish with the arena at its full capacity, the efforts of each member of the control committee was essential for a successful event without setbacks”.

Bertha Cuadra, President of Nicaragua’s National Federation, was the knot tying us to the organizing committee assuring a spectacular assemble for the tournament, said to the members of the control committee “our Confederation’s support, under Cristobal Marte’s direction, has and will continue to be crucial for our development and that of volleyball in our region. Nicaragua and the organizing committee of the Central American Games are deeply thankful for the delegate’s backup for the competition’s right operation”.

The fully experienced FIVB international referees certainty during a total of 51 matches, 22 in the women’s division and 29 in the men’s field, kept the game clean under current FIVB rules and under the supervision by referee delegate Marvin Mora.

The referees represented the seven Central American countries alongside an neutral referee from the NORCECA region have refereed in numerous stages of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit, FIVB World Tour events and major Olympic cycle events.

Marvin Mora indicated that AFECAVOL has been interested in motivating referee to complete courses and he is pleased with all the referees’ performance during the past week of competition.