School Program to be introduced in Bonaire next year
BONAIRE, December 3, 2018 – NORCECA President Cristobal Marte
Hoffiz and Mushtaque Mohammed CAZOVA President, visited Bonaire
over the weekend to meet with government officials and the
members of the Volleyball fraternity of Bonaire. It was a
meeting to discuss the NORCECA development programme to be
introduced in Bonaire in 2019 specifically targeting the
development of volleyball in the schools.
Hubert Martis, Commissioner for Finance and Tourism and James
Kroon, Commissioner for sports met with President Marte and
President Mohammed together with the President of Bonaire
Volleyball Association Raymundo Saleh to finalize plans
regarding the school development project.
It was identified that the six (6) primary schools and two (2)
secondary schools in Bonaire will received balls, nets and
antennas as material to support the project. NORCECA will also
support the training of the school teachers in the schools by
sending an instructor to conduct an intensive coaching education
programme to facilitate the teaching of the students in the
As the project expands it is expected that new clubs will be
formed with the students of the programme and also the national
teams in all categories will be enhanced. Additionally, one
Sport Court floor will be donated to the Association which will
be placed in the government owned sport hall where the national
teams and national league will be held.
The government officials present were elated to learn of the
support mentioned by President Marte and pledge that they will
facilitate all that is necessary to receive the sport court and
volleyball equipment in their country. Bonaire National
Association came in for high praise by the government official
present who indicated that the work of the board of
administration is very professional and has great financial
They successfully hosted their first regional event in June 2018
which was the CAZOVA under 23 girls tournament with 5 teams.
President Marte encouraged them to host another event like the
CAZOVA U20 and NORCECA will continue to provide the necessary
support to ensure the success of the event.
Following the meeting with the government officials the NORCECA
officials proceed to host an administrative meeting with the
clubs and other members of the volleyball community where the
relationship with the clubs and the board was addressed.
The knowledge transferred about the role of the Board and the
clubs was highlighted using the FIVB, NORCECA and CAZOVA
Constitutions. Also, the FIVB Sports regulations was discussed
as president Marte show the relevance to the domestic
competitions. The meeting finished with a press conference
where all parties highlighting their satisfaction with the
outcome of the meetings and anticipating active participation of
the clubs and the Bonaire National Federation in domestic and